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Music Scholarships

Linfield’s Department of Music offers a variety of scholarships by audition.

As a first-year student at Linfield, you are eligible to audition for:

  • Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend Awards
  • Music Achievement Awards
  • Music Participation Awards

Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend Awards

FOR: First-year students regardless of major/minor

WHEN: TBD

The Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend Auditions in Music recognizes outstanding students who have achieved success with an enriching musical experience in their high school career.

Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend is by invitation only  from the Office of Admission and requires attendance in person.* In order to be considered for these significant scholarships, you must complete the Linfield Application for Admission and the Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend Application forms.

Awards are available in the following areas:

  • music theory/composition
  • vocal performance
  • instrumental/piano performance

The Department of Music may nominate up to three Scholarship winners in each category. Complete the Music Scholarship Application form.

Students who do not receive a Linfield Scholarship in Music may be considered for a Music Achievement Award or Music Participation Award.

*If the audition date conflicts with State or Regional conferences or Honor Band/Orchestra/Choir, you may audition the following weekend (date TBD).

Music Theory/Composition

If you have composed your own music, or are a current high school student taking Music Theory or AP Music Theory, we encourage you to apply for this award! You will interview in person and complete a music theory exam to demonstrate music skills and comprehension. If you do compose, you can also submit examples of your own pieces.

Learn more.

Vocal or Instrumental Performance

Show your versatility in style and perform portions of one or more compositions. You will be expected to perform prepared solos by two different composers, or one longer composition that demonstrates contrasting styles.

Learn more.

Music Achievement Awards

FOR: First-year and transfer students majoring or minoring in music

WHEN: TBD

Students who have successfully participated in music during high school and plan to major or minor in music can audition for Music Achievement Awards. These awards provide scholarship assistance from the Music Department. In order to be eligible, you must have already applied for admission at Linfield.

Students who auditioned on Linfield Scholarship and Visit Weekend and are not awarded a scholarship will automatically be considered for a Music Achievement Award if they plan to major or minor in music at Linfield.

Music Participation Awards

FOR: First-year or transfer students not planning to major/minor in music

WHEN: TBD

The Music Participation Awards allow the Department of Music to recognize non-music majors/minors participating in departmental ensembles, including Concert Band, Choirs, and Chamber Music.

If you are not intending to major or minor in music, you will be considered for Participation Awards only. Awards are renewable annually for up to eight semesters.

Music Scholarship Application

Complete the Music Scholarship Application form. Deadline will be announced soon.

Questions?

Contact Shelly Sanderlin
Music Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 503-883-2275
Email: ssander@linfield.edu.