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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.

2023-2024 Music and Theatre Auditions

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024

You may also audition at another time or send us a link to a recorded audition.

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

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 have the option of submitting a URL for a prerecorded audition (we recommend that the URL link to an unlisted YouTube recording or playlist or a file-sharing folder like DropBox or Google Drive), requesting a virtual audition time (for a real-time audition over Zoom), or auditioning for us in person on one of our designated audition dates.
  • Email the following link and your area of interest to your high school music teacher or a private instructor: bakerU.edu/musicrecommendation.

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.

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?