Music and Theatre Scholarships Overview

The Department of Music and Theatre offers over $50,000 in scholarships to students in its majors, including general music, theatre, music industry, musical theatre, and recording arts. Some scholarships are awarded to non-majors with successful auditions/interviews. The 2016-2017 scholarship application will open January 2, 2016 and close on February 15, 2016.  For more information about how to apply to the university, please check with the Admissions Office.

Want to Apply? Follow These Steps....

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  • Applicants must be full-time students (12 units minimum) and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (a higher GPA is required for some scholarships)
  • Scholarship recipients must be significantly involved in departmental productions during both semesters of the academic year for which they receive the award and are asked to sign an acceptance letter agreeing to this requirement.
  • Awards are paid 50 percent at the beginning of each semester if the award is over $600. If under $600, the award will be paid 100 percent for the fall semester.
  • Award announcements are posted to the student's portal account between July and August of the academic year they will be issued.
  • It is recommended that each student submits a letter of recommendation with their University Scholarship application in addition to completing an audition/interview/portfolio. By doing so, it opens up other university scholarship opportunities other than what the department has to offer.

January 2, 2016

  • Scholarship application open for the University
  • Scholarship application open for the Department of Music and Theatre

January 30, 2016

NOTE: Although the university’s deadline is February 15th, if you are applying for a Music and Theatre Department scholarship. you must complete the University Scholarship application before your audition and bring verification that you have done so.  No verification, no audition/interview.

January 26, 2016

  • Request for Live Auditions and Interviews must be submitted by Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Sign up using the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2016. You will be notified of your assigned meeting time via email.
  • Students interested in a Music Industry or Recording Arts scholarship do not need to audition. Music Industry or Recording Arts scholarships are based on interviews only. Interview times will be assigned via email. Please check your email.

January 29, 2016

  • If you are unable to attend the live auditions/interviews, all video and audio recorded auditions must be submitted by Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. to be fully considered. To do so, use the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2016.
  • Prospective Theatre students can find more information here.
  • Prospective Music students can find more information here.

January 30, 2016

  • Music auditions and interviews will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 - No verification no audition/interview.
  • Instrumental: PAC 132 
    • Woodwinds: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Brass and String Bass: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Percussion: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
    • Jazz Winds and Rhythm Section (kit, bass, guitar, piano): 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. 
    • Guitar: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Piano: PAC 244 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Vocal: PAC 138 – 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Recording Arts and Music Industry Interviews: PAC 136 – Check your email for scheduled times

January 30, 2016

  • Theatre and Musical Theatre auditions and interviews will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in PAC 135 (Wismer) No verification no audition/interview.
  •  Current Theatre Student Scholarship Audition/Interview guidelines: be sure you have reviewed this document before signing up for your audition/interview time

Want to Know How? Follow These Links....

Current Students

New and Transfer Students