Music Scholarships

Written by Rylee Newton
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Many of the top colleges and universities around the country offer scholarships for students who want to earn their degrees in the field of music. If you have spent years studying and practicing your instrument, or you want to pursue a career in the music industry, you can find a number of different scholarships.

If you're applying for a music scholarship, you must first be accepted into the school of music at your college or university. Once you have been admitted, you will also need to apply for financial aid through the university administration. If you want to apply for a scholarship you need to provide a musical resumé as well as a listing of performance pieces you are capable of performing. Before the final decision is made, you may also be asked to audition before a panel of professors and musicians.

The Best Music Schools in the Country

When it comes to finding the best music schools in the country, you can look online for rankings. In addition, US News and World Report publishes a list of the best schools for music and other specialized fields. Most major colleges and universities feature music degrees to their undergraduate students. These schools offer different scholarships depending on skill level, academic record, and career goals. These schools train students for careers in music therapy, education and performance.

Topping the list of the best music schools in the country is the Julliard School in New York City. This school is one of the most competitive schools in the country. If you graduate from Julliard, you increase your chances of finding work. Other excellent music schools include The Curtis Institute of Music in Pennsylvania, University of Rochester Eastman School of Music in New York, Indiana University School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.


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