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Music Scholarships

The Department of Music at Gordon College is delighted to award renewable scholarships to a large number of incoming students—music majors, music minors and music ensemble participants—who demonstrate outstanding aptitude and interest in music. 

Music majors

Music Leadership Award
$5,000 per year ($20,000 over 4 years)

The Department of Music is pleased to award this signature scholarship to music majors who demonstrate exceptional musical abilities, and who exhibit the potential for musical leadership and service in their field. 

Depending on a student’s merit-based academic scholarship, the total annual scholarship amount for a Music Leadership Award recipient could range from $13,000–$17,000 per year.

Music Major Scholarships
$3,000–$4,000 per year

Scholarships for awarded to music majors who demonstrate outstanding abilities in performance and/or who show significant potential as future music educators. Music Major scholarships include: 

  • Strings Leadership Scholarship
  • ANFSO String Chamber Music Scholarship
  • Gordon Symphony Orchestra Scholarship
  • Symphonic Band Scholarship
  • Music Education Scholarship
  • Hannay Vocal Honors Scholarship 

Depending on a student’s merit-based academic scholarship, the total annual scholarship amount for a music major scholarship recipient could range from $11,000–$16,000 per year.

All scholarships are awarded by the faculty to incoming music majors based on their entrance audition and interview. Awards are stackable and renewable annually based on successful completion of scholarship requirements so long as the student is actively enrolled as a music major. Specific requirements regarding GPA, performances, professional development and departmental service may apply. 

Music minors

$2,000 per year

Scholarships for music minors are awarded to students who demonstrate well-rounded musical abilities and a willingness to engage and contribute to the Department of Music. 

Scholarships are awarded by the faculty to incoming music minors based on their entrance audition. Awards are renewable annually based on successful completion of scholarship requirements so long as the student is actively enrolled as a music minor. Specific requirements regarding GPA and departmental service may apply. 

Ensemble scholarships

Scholarships for ensemble participation are awarded to students who are not music majors or minors. These are awarded to eligible students who demonstrate a high-level of musical proficiency, and a desire to participate in Department of Music ensembles during their time as a Gordon College student. 

$1,000 per year

  • David Rox Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship
  • Alton C. Bynum Choral Scholarship 

Scholarships are awarded by the faculty to incoming students based on their audition. Awards are stackable and renewable annually so long as the student is actively enrolled each semester in the ensemble they have been assigned to. 

How to apply for music scholarships
Prospective students who have been admitted to Gordon and have auditioned for the music program (major, minor or ensemble) are automatically considered for music scholarships—no additional paperwork is necessary. All returning majors are eligible annually for department scholarships, awarded by the faculty for exemplary musical and academic leadership.

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Institutional scholarships
Gordon awards several merit scholarships based on academic achievement and excellence. Each year, more than 70% of first-year students receive a renewable, merit-based scholarship. Music students may receive institutional scholarships along with music scholarships. Learn more ➔

More Information
Find more info on scholarships or merit-based and need-based financial aid:

Department of Music
978.867.4273
music-admissions@gordon.edu 

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