Music Scholarships and Audition Information

For prospective music majors and prospective students seeking to participate in music at Malone...

Student musicians, regardless of major, are eligible to receive between $8,500 and $23,000 in music and institutional total scholarship funds.


Music scholarship opportunities

Incoming students who would like to participate in band or choir at Malone are eligible for music scholarships, regardless of their major.  Auditions are required for scholarship consideration.

All students planning to major in music are required to schedule an audition.

The Department of Music offers auditions on the dates listed below.  However, if these dates do not suit your schedule, you may request a different date on the scheduling form.

Follow the links below "Preparing for your audition" to learn more about audition expectations.

2019-20 Audition Dates

Monday, September 2, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Scholarships are Renewable annually

Scholarships will be renewed annually, provided the student continues participation in a major ensemble (Chorale or Band), takes applied lessons, remains a full-time student in good standing at Malone University, and shows progress on the auditioned instrument.

Half of each award will be credited to the student's account each semester.

auditions for prospective music majors

All prospective music majors are required to audition for the music faculty according to the guidelines below, regardless of the desire or need for a music scholarship.

Those with a concentration in Music Production must also submit a one- or two-page statement outlining their experience in music production. A recording of work created is also recommended.

All Music Education or Music (General Music, Music Ministry and Music Production concentrations) majors are required to take the Theory Placement Exam and the Keyboard Placement Exam before beginning classes. These exams can be scheduled the same day as your audition.

If you have auditioned for scholarship consideration, a second audition will not be necessary for the music majors. An additional audition may be necessary for placement, ensemble participation or instrument change.