Female student playing the flute during a band concert

Department of Music & Theatre

Music Scholarships

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


Jake Dutton

Assistant and Events Coordinator

Department of Music and Theatre

Owens Musical Arts Building #201

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.

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?