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Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Each February, the Music Department hosts a Scholarship Day to allow prospective students the opportunity to compete for the various financial awards offered by the division. While music majors are encouraged to audition, students are not required to major if offered a Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition and an interview.

  1. Singers are expected to sing at least two songs from memory in contrasting style.
  2. Pianists are expected to play from memory two pieces of at least the difficulty of the Bach Inventions or the sonatas of Haydn or Mozart.
  3. Organists are expected to play one of the easier Bach preludes and fugues or works of comparable difficulty. Organists are also expected to show competence on the piano.
  4. Instrumentalists should play two pieces or etudes in contrasting styles.

Students accepting scholarships perform in a major ensemble and enroll in applied study appropriate to their instrument for each term they accept the awards. More information on audition preparation and the Reservation Form can be found here.

The deadline for completing your application is February 1 if you wish to be considered for Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship aid.

For more information please contact Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, Music Department Chair, at (205) 226-4948 or by email at

Hilltop Singers Scholarship

Members in this distinctive vocal ensemble receive a scholarship for participation in this unaccompanied chamber group. The Hilltop Singers are also registered and participate in the Concert Choir. Audition for this ensemble is required. Contact Dr. Lester Seigel at for audition information.

Band Award

Every student enrolled in the Marching and Symphonic Band receives a $1,000 Band Award in addition to all other scholarships assigned to tuition. Interested students should contact Virginia Zingara, Director of Bands,

Honors Day Awards

Pi Kappa Lambda membership, various cash awards, and outstanding student accomplishments are recognized at the end of each academic year during the Spring Honors Day Program. The music faculty determines the awards based on academic achievement, leadership, exceptional performing, and remarkable scholarship by BSC students.