Music Auditions and Scholarships

General Music Scholarships

General music scholarships ranging from $500 to $6,000 per year (a total value of $2,000-$24,000 over four years) are available to accepted music majors, minors, and non-majors at K-State.

These scholarships are renewable for up to four years for students who maintain a suitable grade point average and meet performance expectations. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of successful performance achievements, scholarly potential, and the needs of the program.

Ensemble Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available for K-State students who perform in music ensembles. They are awarded based on the needs of the ensemble and student availability.

Academic Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded in addition to any academic scholarships a student receives from the university. The total value of general university scholarships and awards are up to $20,000 for in-state students and $65,000 for out-of-state students.

For any questions regarding auditions or scholarships, please email Ben Worcester.

Audition and Scholarship Process

  1. Apply for admission to Kansas State University.
  2. Complete the Music, Theatre, and Dance Future Student Form.
  3. A faculty member will contact you to arrange an audition.
  4. Audition for scholarships and acceptance as a music major or minor at one of our Audition Days or set up an individual or virtual audition. (In-person auditions are not required but highly valued.)
    1. Non-majors wishing to take private lessons or be considered for scholarship must also audition.
  5. Most students will be notified of any departmental scholarships by May 1st.

Audition Days and Information

2024 Music Audition Day (all instruments and voice)

Additional audition days by area

  • Voice: Tuesday, January 23
  • Strings: Saturday, February 3

Audition information by area (if any)


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