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Auditions & Scholarships

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Information for Fall 2025 Auditions and Scholarships will be available soon!

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For Fall 2024 Admission:

In-person auditions will be held on the UP Campus: Sat February 10; Saturday, February 17; Saturday, March 2, 2024.

All recordings must be received by Monday March 4, 2024.

Students should prepare 7-10 minutes of music, including at least two contrasting pieces that demonstrate technique, tone quality, and musicianship. At least one piece should be classical. Vocal auditions should include piano accompaniment if possible. Recorded auditions should be submitted as a high-quality video recordingLinks to online performance videos are encouraged.

Students who submit an audition recording should also plan to speak with members of the UP music faculty for approximately 10 minutes as part of the audition process. Arrangements will be made when recordings are submitted.

All students must complete the UP Music Scholarship application AND bring it to their in-person audition or include it with their audition recording.

UP Music Scholarship Application


The University offers music scholarships for tuition and private lessons that are in addition to other financial aid offers from the University. These scholarships are awarded by audition, either in person or via recording. 

Awards for music majors range from $4,000 to upwards of $10,000 per year based on the quality of the audition.  Awards for music minors are $2,000.  Scholarships are automatically renewable through your senior year assuming continued musical and academic progress.

Performance grants of $800 per year are awarded by annual audition, for students who will make a significant contribution to a UP ensemble, but who are not majors or minors.  In addition to scholarships and grants, there are work-study jobs in the department that pay up to $1,500 per year.


Please contact Dr. Nicole Leupp Hanig to schedule an in-person audition or to submit a recording. Dr. Hanig can also answer any questions you may have about the application process.