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Department of Music & Theatre

Music Scholarships

Continue your love for music. Scholarships are available to students in any major.


Caelan Rogers

Music Department Assistant and Events Coordinator

Music & Theatre

Music Scholarships

Baker offers scholarships to music majors and nonmusic majors for their participation in Baker University music ensembles and activities.


To audition for a scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Baker University by submitting the online application.
  • Fill out the music scholarship application. You will have the option of submitting a URL for a prerecorded audition (we recommend either as unlisted YouTube recording or playlist or through file-sharing folders like DropBox or Google Drive) and selecting an interview date or requesting a real-time, virtual audition and interview date and time with music faculty.
  • Email the following link and your area of interest to your high school music teacher or a private instructor: bakerU.edu/musicrecommendation. You can also ask your teacher to fill out a hard copy of the teacher recommendation form and send it to us.

Scholarship Application

Teacher Recommendation

What to Prepare for the Audition

  • You should perform for five to eight minutes.
  • Any repertoire that you have prepared as a soloist for regional or state music festivals is appropriate for your audition.
  • Vocalists should prepare two vocal solos of contrasting styles with either a live or recorded accompaniment from SmartMusic, VirtuallyVocal.com, or accompanying tracks from repertoire books. Memorization is recommended.
  • Pianists should prepare two solos of contrasting styles. Memorization is optional.
  • Instrumentalists should prepare a solo, etude, or movements from a larger work. Memorization is not required.

If you have questions, contact the Music Office at 785.594.8478 or send an email to perform@bakerU.edu.

2022-2023 Music and Theatre Auditions

Saturday, October 29

Saturday, February 11


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of financial aid is available?

2. Do I have to be a music major to qualify?

3. If I receive a music scholarship my freshman year, will I have it all four years?

4. If I receive another university scholarship, am I still eligible for a music scholarship?

5. What do I have to do to apply for a music scholarship?

6. Do I have to audition?

7. How do I request an audition?