Undergraduate Auditions & Scholarships
All students interested in participating in the music program must take a performance audition regardless of intended major. These auditions take place at the beginning of the spring semester for the following fall. Our audition process is also used to determine which students will receive music scholarships.
Music Performance Scholarships
Music Performance Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who demonstrate outstanding talent via audition. Auditions are held annually on campus in February, and throughout the year by special appointment. They are awarded without consideration of financial need and are renewable for up to four years.
for more information contact Michael Hix >
Band Grant Scholarships
Band Grant Scholarships are renewable scholarships awarded to students who participate in various bands. Students are selected for Band Grant Scholarships by audition, without consideration of academic major or financial need. The “Spirit” Marching Band Scholarship is available to every student who participates in the marching band in the fall semester. Soundpack Scholarships are given as per-game stipends to members who are selected by audition.
for more information contact Michelle Morrison >
Scholarships for Music Education Majors
The Department of Music is happy to be able to provided additional scholarship assistance to outstanding undergraduate students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education degree at UNM. Awards range from $500-$800 per year and are guaranteed renewable for nine semesters for students making satisfactory progress through the Bachelor of Music Education degree program.
for more information contact Robin Giebelhausen >
String Pedagogy Scholarships
String students who are interested in pursuing the String Pedagogy program at UNM are eligible for additional scholarship. These scholarships are awarded based on the merit of their audition.
for more information contact Susan Kempter >
String students who are interested in participating in the Jazz Studies program at UNM are eligible for additional scholarship. These scholarships are awarded based on the merit of their audition.
for more information contact Glenn Kostur >
General University Scholarships
These include the UNM Bridge Scholarship, which pays for in-state tuition for the fall semester, the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship, Regent’s Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships, New Mexico Scholars Program, National Merit Awards and Amigo Scholarships for transfer and out-of-state students.