Susquehanna University is a private university in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in the Susquehanna Valley. It was founded in 1858 by Benjamin Kurtz as the Lutheran-based Missionary Institute paired with a sister college, the Susquehanna Female College. Nowadays this has become a co-ed institution.
This is a Partial Funding Undergraduate, Graduate scholarship to study with a music major.
- The applicants must show academic achievement.
- All applicants will need to play an instrument.
- International students are welcome to apply.
- Must be an undergraduate or a recent graduate to apply.
- If the student applying is not a U.S. citizen, they must have all of their paperwork ready to apply for a student visa.
- Students applying for this scholarship must show that they intend to go to Susquehanna Univerisity or have already been accepted.
- All Brass, Percussion, Wind, String, Vocal, Piano variations of instruments are accepted.
Every applicant that gets through the first round of acceptance will be asked to audition with the music faculty.
- This scholarship is renewable but the students have to follow a slightly different set of regulations to re-win this scholarship (a steady 3.0 GPA that has not dropped the whole year and the student has followed the music departments regulations)
- All applicants will need their transcripts (official copy)
- All applicants will need to share their GPA from high school or from the previous first year of college if they are already a graduate
- Two letters of recommendation are mandatory
How to Apply
There are officially two routes when it comes to applying for this scholarship. The student must fill out the online application form and ensure that everything is correct and filled out. Then the student will need to submit the application via online.
After this, the student will receive an invitation via email about auditioning for the music faculty in person (or through Zoom).
- An audition in the student’s primary performance area is required.
Although no specific compositions are required for an audition, we have identified a list of repertoire suggestions intended to help instrumentalists and vocalists select appropriate audition material.
- All students who are candidates for the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree programs should be prepared to demonstrate keyboard and musicianship skills and their knowledge of basic music theory.
For Pianist: Must play one piece that adequately shows the current level of achievement. The student also must play scale and arpeggio patterns, both major and minor.
Musicianship Skills: The candidate for whom voice is not a principal performing area should be able to demonstrate vocal proficiency by singing a simple hymn, or patriotic or folk song. The applicant must be able to distinguish between basic pitch and rhythmic reading. As well as, identify intervals from major 3, minor 6th, and perfect 4th, plus more. While identifying chords from major, minor, diminished, and augmented.
Music Theory: This test subject will be able to cover music theory fundamentals that students generally encounter in the process of studying an instrument or voice. Although the test does not assume that the student has taken previous music theory classes, although it would be extremely helpful for this part of the audition.
The chosen applicants will win either a $4,000 to $12,000 annual award to an exceptional music major. At the $12,000 reward range, this means half of a student’s tuition would be paid for since this university has a $26,000 per year tuition rate.
The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Most likely this is when the audition will take place as well.
This is an annual application that occurs each year.