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Music Scholarships

The Department of Music at Gordon College is delighted to award renewable scholarships of up to $28,000 per year 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

$7,000–$28,000/year

Scholarships for music majors range from $7,000 to 28,000 per year ($28,000 to $112,000 over four years) and are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding abilities in performance and/or who show significant potential as future music educators. Special awards include: 

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

Scholarships are awarded by the faculty to incoming music majors based on their entrance audition and interview. Awards are 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. Department of Music Leadership Awards ($28,000/year) will replace other Gordon financial aid.

Music minors

$4,000–$6,000/year

Scholarships for music minors range from $4,000 to $6,000 per year ($16,000 to $24,000 over four years) and 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 the 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

$1,000–$3,000/year

Scholarships for ensemble participation are awarded to students who are not music majors or minors and range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year ($4,000 to $12,000 over four years). 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. 

  • 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 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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