Looking for a music program where you can have endless opportunities to pursue your passions!  Iowa Wesleyan is the place to be! Full-Tuition Scholarships Available! 

The Music Scholarship recognizes and reward students who demonstrate talent and wish to participate in art and music at the collegiate level. Students who receive an academic scholarship may not always qualify for these scholarships.

Music Major Scholarships

  • Up to Full-Tuition Scholarships
  • Offered to students planning to major in music, music business, or music education
  • Renewable for up to four years
  • Auditions are required

Music Performance Awards

  • Range from $500 – $4,000 per year
  • Available to qualified students from any major
  • Renewable for up to four years
  • Auditions are encouraged

All-State Music Scholarships

  • $1,500 per year
  • Students who have made All-State during their high school career
  • Automatically awarded, no audition required

What you need to apply

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    Step 1:

    Complete the Music Scholarship Audition Form

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    Step 2:

    Ask your Music Instructor to provide a recommendations.

    Upon clicking the submit button, an email will be sent to your Music Instructor requesting a recommendation.

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    Step 3:

    Schedule your audition and prepare.

    2021-2022 Scholarship Audition Dates:

    • Friday, March 4
    • Saturday, March 5
    How to prepare for your audition

    Auditions may take place any time during the academic year or on specified scholarship audition days

    Scholarships are renewed for up to four years contingent upon student participation and academic standing

    How to prepare:

    1. Learn two selections, of contrasting style, that show the capabilities of your voice or instrument.
      The work need not necessarily be classical and not necessarily be memorized. A piece you are
      preparing for contest or have presented at contest would be appropriate.
    2. If you are capable of performing in several areas (voice, piano, woodwinds, brass, percussion or
      strings) plan to do so. The music faculty encourages versatility as well as skillful, musical
    3. While we can provide an accompanist for you, you may be more comfortable with your own
      accompanist. If you would like us to provide and accompanist, please note this on your application.
      We need seven (7) working days to arrange for an accompanist in advance of your audition.

    Please Note: In order for the IW Music Department to provide an accompanist for this scholarship audition, the Audition Application, and a set of clean photocopies of the audition music must be provided a minimum of 7 working days prior to the audition date.

    Copies may be scanned and emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

    Dr. Jason Edwards
    Music Department Chair
    Iowa Wesleyan University
    601 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Music Scholarship Audition Form