Music Scholarships

Find Music Scholarships

Music scholarships for college are available from a number of sources.  Musical scholarships can help musicians pay for their studies at a conservatory or recording studio as well as college.

Music students should start their 2013 scholarship search by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for the Pell Grant.

Scholarships to help music students pay for college or conservatory

The Associated Male Choruses of America (AMCofA) offers a couple of scholarships to individuals who have been sponsored by a member of AMCofA.  The deadline is March 1st.

The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards encourage talented young jazz composers to continue their education.  See more details on eligibility and download an application online. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 31st 2012.   Applicants need to submit the form that is available from the above link, send a notated score of one musical composition, and include biographical information demonstrating prior music studies, background and experience. Send a CD of the same composition as the notated score.  Deadline is December 1st.

The Stamford Symphony Scholarship is available to Connecticut residents.  Applicants should be high school seniors who intend to earn a degree in music from an accredited conservatory, college or university.

Music students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District may be interested in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Scholarship.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Scholarships

At Idaho State University, in Pocatello, ID, there are the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Scholarships.  These scholarships are for full-time vocal music majors.  The amount of the award varies.  For further details, contact the Department of Music at 208-282-3636 or

Further Resources for Music Scholarships and Grants provides further details of how to find music scholarships, with the help of concert-class cellist Leah Kim.  Look for a full database of music scholarships and find updated scholarship information.

In addition to searching for music scholarships, make sure to check for scholarships and grants that relate to your ethnic group, gender, faith, and location.  With music scholarships and college grants, you could find your music studies paid for in whole or in part.