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Thank you for your interest in the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University! The Schwob School has become one of the leading and fastest-growing university-level music programs in the southeast. The accomplished artist faculty of the Schwob School of Music serve an internationally diverse student population, working in state-of-the-art facilities in a vibrant and friendly downtown arts district. The Schwob School was recently awarded the Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. For more information on the Schwob School, visit our main site here.
WOODRUFF AWARD APPLICATION
The Woodruff Scholarship is an innovative program established for the Schwob School of Music by the Woodruff Family Foundation in December 1999. The Woodruff Scholarship, intended for entering undergraduates, provides a five thousand dollar ($5,000) annual stipend in addition to tuition, room, and board. The Woodruff Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a total of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in stipend, plus tuition, room and board each year.
Step 1: All applicants for the Woodruff Award must be conditionally admitted to Columbus State University prior to the March 1, 2024 Woodruff Award deadline. Information and application forms may be found online here.
Step 2: Complete your Woodruff Award application, which includes the submission of your video audition, on or before March 1, 2024. Begin by choosing your Program Group and Program from the drop-down menus at the top left of this page. Woodruff applicants are required to submit a video application and three letters of reference through the Acceptd program.
Winners of the Woodruff Scholarship will be notified by April 1, 2023.
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS AND STANDARD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (NOT INCLUDING WOODRUFF)
Step 1: Apply to Columbus State University
For scholarship consideration, all items needed to complete an application must arrive in the Office of Admissions by our last official audition date. There is no additional scholarship application--students who complete their applications to CSU and audition on or before our last official audition date are automatically eligible for a music scholarship. Check the website for audition dates.
Step 2: Audition
- On-campus auditions are preferred. Audition dates and prescreening and audition repertoire requirements can be found here.
- If you live too far away for a live audition, contact the faculty member in your area, and through Acceptd, complete a submission to the Schwob School of Music.
- For scholarship consideration, complete the submission by our last official audition date. Begin by choosing your Program Group and Program from the drop-down menus at the top left of this page.
Scholarship winners will be notified after our last official audition date.
- Apply to the Columbus State University Graduate School
- Apply to the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music
- Master of Music (non-conducting) and Artist Diploma applicants need to contact the Schwob School of Music directly to apply. Start here.
- Master of Music in Choral Conducting applications should submit their application via the Acceptd portal.
If you have additional questions about programs, opportunities, and/or visiting the Schwob School of Music, please contact the faculty in your respective area.
For questions regarding the admissions process, please call or email the Schwob Administrative Office at the contact information below. Thank you for your interest in Columbus State University Schwob School of Music, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon. GO COUGARS!
Debra Tommey, Student Services Director