Talented music students with a strong academic record who audition early and take advantage of all available financial opportunities often realize attending Marywood is very affordable.
Opportunities lie in the following areas:
Acceptance by the University should be complete before scheduling an audition. Scholarship awards and other financial assistance cannot be completed until university acceptance has been verified.
1. Apply for Acceptance to Marywood University
2. Apply for Financial Assistance Options for Music Majors
February 15 (fall entry)
November 1 (spring entry)
3. Marywood University Academic Scholarships
Scholarships for significant amounts are awarded to students who present an impressive academic portfolio at the time of admission. It is important to apply early for admission, as these scholarships are normally considered final as of January 31st.
Presidential Scholar - $20,000 per academic year
To be considered:
Granted to qualified full-time freshmen entering in the fall semester. Award is renewable for up to eight (8) full-time undergraduate semesters prior to the awarding of the baccalaureate degree. Students are required to maintain full-time status and a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average to renew the award each year.
Trustees’ Scholarship / $11,000 - $17,500 per academic year
Centennial Scholarship / $9,000 - $16,000 per academic year
Deans’ Scholarship / $7,000 - $15,000 per academic year
Success Award / $5,000 - $10,000 per academic year
4. MUSIC TALENT AWARDS (Music Scholarships)
In addition to meeting the University’s admission standards, applicants must demonstrate musical ability in performance on their major instrument or voice before a music faculty jury (departmental audition). All applicants accepted into the department by established deadlines are considered for music talent awards. These scholarships total approximately $100,00.00 per academic year and are awarded on the basis of musical and academic promise. Once awarded, they are renewable for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate study. Awards to transfer students majoring in music are renewable up to a total of 8 semesters, counting full-time study at both the previous institution(s) and Marywood University.
Music Talent Awards vary in amount depending of the quality of the music audition, departmental needs, and other levels of institutional support (academic merit and need based financial aid). When Music Talent Awards are bundled with merit awards and need based financial aid, a music education at Marywood University becomes a very affordable option.
To be assured full consideration for a Music Talent Award, prospective students must complete an admission application to the university on or before February 1 and a music performance audition must be scheduled and completed by March 1.
5. Schedule a Departmental Audition
The Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance utilizes an online system to schedule audition appointments. Please go to <www.marywood.edu/mtd/new-students-auditions> to provide the necessary information and select the time that best fits your schedule. Audition appointment requests should be made at least two weeks prior to audition date. Applicants will receive email confirmation.
If you have a specific question or concern, please email the department audition coordinator for your area:
It is recommended that one apply for university admission as early as possible to be considered for Marywood Academic Scholarships, as the deadline is January 31. The deadline for Talent Award consideration is March 1. If you have questions regarding auditions for departmental acceptance and talent awards, please contact MTD department chair via email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
For talent scholarship consideration, auditions must be completed by March 1.
Applicants living within 250 miles of Marywood University are required to audition on campus. Applicants living more than 250 miles from campus may opt to submit a DVD recording. Please contact MTD department chair via email at <email@example.com> if you wish to exercise this option.
Transfer students must complete minimum 30 credits in music courses at Marywood. Transfer students in education must have GPA 3.0 minimum for acceptance.
Freshmen education majors must have SAT 970 minimum score (Math/Reading combined)