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Thank you for your interest in studying music at St. Cloud State University!

Students intending to major in music who complete a Scholarship Audition will be considered for awards that range from $1,500 to $5,000. Music minors and non-music majors are also encouraged to audition, and those who qualify will be considered for a performance award to participate in Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, or Contemporary Music Ensemble.

SCSU offers degrees in general music, music education, and performance, as well as minors in music, arts entrepreneurship, and new media - music and art. Our Music B.A. degree is newly revised and prepares musicians for a variety of professional careers in performance, teaching, creating and therapy. To learn more about our degree programs, go to:

Are you ready to apply?

Completing your application via Acceptd is only one step in a four-step process. An award decision will not be made unless all steps are completed.

1. New and transfer students should first apply to St. Cloud State University at 

2. Once admitted to SCSU, you will activate your STAR ID to access and complete the general Huskies Scholarships Application for music at:

Your answers on this general application will automatically match you to all music scholarships for which you qualify. (Auto match does not guarantee an award.)

NOTE: There are many other scholarships in Huskies Scholarships that require additional information, so it is recommended that you search for scholarships beyond the music unit if you are interested.

3. All scholarship applicants must complete the Acceptd online application, starting with choosing a degree and program in the dropdown menus on the left. Those wishing to submit a video audition must do so by the March 15, 2024 deadline. An alternative option for live auditions will be held on February 29, 2024, and may be scheduled by calling (320) 308-3223 or emailing us at no later than February 23, at which time you will be given a specific audition time and schedule for the day on February 29. NOTE: For music majors, the audition serves as both scholarship and entrance audition into private music lessons. Additional dates may be available for in-person auditions; please contact us for more information.

4. Finally, attend your audition on February 29, or record and submit a video audition to Acceptd by March 15.

Students will be notified about scholarship awards before April 15. Those accepting awards must formally do so through Huskies Scholarships, which may include a prompt to submit a letter of thanks to your scholarship donor.

For advice on selecting appropriate audition repertoire, please see:

Important Dates

February 23      Deadline to request in-person audition (held on February 29)

February 29       In-person audition day option 

March 15           Deadline to submit audition video to Acceptd

April 15              Scholarship Award Notifications sent by email and mail

May 1                 Deadline to accept award in Huskies Scholarships

If you have questions about the application process or requirements, please contact Dr. Catharine Bushman at

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.