The Music Department awards more than $35,000 annually in scholarships!

Music merit scholarships recognize talent, performance abilities, academic success and need.  Incoming music majors are eligible for music scholarships up to $2000, which are renewable annually if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

Returning students are eligible for additional endowment awards, with the highest single award being $3000.  Endowed music scholarships include the Gary and Judith Gaston Memorial Scholarship, the Ray, Ruth and Jimmy McGee Scholarship, the Don Richmond Scholarship, the Ed Richmond Scholarship, and the Richard Talley Scholarship, among others.

If you have a 3.9 or higher high school or community college GPA, you will receive an additional $3,000 scholarship. If you have a 3.25 to 3.89 GPA, you will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship.  These merit scholarships apply to returning students as well. For more information on the many scholarships awarded by Adams State University, please contact Financial Aid.

Music Scholarship Audition Registration

If you plan to major or minor in music at Adams State University, you are required to audition for admission to the music program.

Please complete and submit the music scholarship form below, and we will personally contact you to set up your audition.  You may also set up an audition through our Music Student for a Day program.

Music Scholarship Application

Audition Requirements

Music major auditions are tailored to each prospective student. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to share music in which you feel comfortable and that showcases your musical abilities and interests. Please contact the faculty member in your area to discuss the audition process. We look forward to hearing you perform and getting to know you.

Piano: Dr. William Lipke (walipke@adams.edu)
Voice: Dr. Beth Robison (brobison@adams.edu) or Dr. Matthew Vavlerde (mvalverde@adams.edu)
Brass: Dr. Angela K. Winter (angelakwinter@adams.edu)
Woodwinds: Dr. Matthew Schildt (mschildt@adams.edu)
Composition or Music Business: Dr. Matthew Schildt (mschildt@adams.edu)
Percussion: Professor Melinda Leoce (meleoce@adams.edu)
Guitar: Dr. William Lipke (walipke@adams.edu) or Dr. Matthew Schildt (mschildt@adams.edu)
Strings: Dr. William Lipke (walipke@adams.edu)