The Music Department awards nearly $50,000 annually to new and returning students involved in the music program!

All music-related scholarship opportunities at WOU may be viewed on the university AcademicWorks website by entering the search term “music.”

To be eligible for music-related scholarships, students must apply to the Music Department Scholarship opportunity in addition to the WOU General Scholarship application.

Graduate students also may apply for a Graduate Assistantship through the office of Graduate Programs.

Students interested in playing with the WOU Drum Line or WOU Pep Band may qualify for a tuition remission.

The deadline for application to Music Scholarships is May 1st.

Scholarship Information for Entering Music Students


General Information


On-campus auditions for entering students will be held Sunday 10 February 2019.

Students may also audition by appointment.

Contact Dr. Ike Nail to schedule an audition time, or for further information. 

JAZZ MUSICIANS: contact Dr. Keith Karns for audition information.

New Student Information Sheet

Audition Guidelines

VOCALISTS & INSTRUMENTALISTS: Perform two pieces of contrasting styles.

COMPOSERS: Submit no more than two bound, legible scores with representative CD recordings if possible (midi realizations are acceptable). Submitted scores should reflect applicant’s range of composition styles.

Scholarship Information for Returning Music Students

General Information

Students who are selected to play on the annual Honors Recital will be considered on the basis of that performance.

Students who do not perform at the Honors Recital may audition at the audition time listed on the Important Dates for Music Students page of this website.

Application Forms

  • 2019 Honors Recital Application Coming Soon!
  • All students applying for scholarships — including those who play on the Honors Recital — must complete the WOU General Scholarship application AND the Music Department Scholarship opportunity on Academicworks.

Special Form for International Students

Many scholarships require that students fill out a FAFSA form. For these opportunities, International students must instead fill out the EFC Calculator and print out the completed worksheet.

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for International students:

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