Scholarships

Percussion

Each year, the University of Alabama in Huntsville provides a substantial number of scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Graduating seniors with high grade point averages or those scoring well on their ACT or SAT exams may be eligible for academic scholarships through the Financial Aid Office. Some music scholarships are available exclusively for music majors and minors while other scholarships are available to any full-time student, regardless of major or minor.

Scholarship Competition (for Returning Music Majors and Minors)

Each Spring, the Department of Music hosts a Scholarship Competition for returning music majors and minors. The 2016 Competition will be held on April 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM in Roberts Recital Hall. Cash prizes will be awarded in these categories: First place ($4000), Second Place ($3000), Third Place ($2000). Up to 3 Honorable Mentions ($1000) may be named.

Students who wish to audition for the 2016 Scholarship Competition:

  • Must register for the competition through Cil Spina in our Music Department Office by March 18, 2016.
  • Must perform one movement or significant work from the concerto/aria repertoire not to exceed 5 minutes in duration. If the solo is intended to be accompanied, it must be performed with piano accompaniment.
  • Auditioning students MUST have submitted the UAH general scholarship application prior to auditioning.
  • Auditioning students must be listed as a music major or music minor in Banner.
  • Auditioning students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must maintain this minimum GPA during the semester(s) for which they receive music scholarships.
    • Students receiving scholarships MUST be enrolled as full-time students during the semester(s) for which they receive music scholarships.
    • Students receiving music scholarships MUST be enrolled in at least one ensemble during the semester(s) for which they receive music scholarships.
  • Scholarship for NEW Music Majors and Music Minors

    For music department scholarships, music majors/minors must meet the following requirements:

    • Students must have been accepted by the university prior to auditioning.
    • Students must have submitted a financial aid application prior to auditioning.
    • Students are encouraged to also fill out the FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) form.
    • Students receiving scholarships MUST be enrolled as full-time students during the semester(s) for which they receive music scholarships.
    • Students receiving music scholarships MUST be enrolled in at least one ensemble during the semester(s) for which they receive music scholarships.
    • Students receiving departmental scholarships must declare a music major or music minor.

    Audition for Scholarships

    Scholarships for other Majors and Minors

    Those who wish to perform in a music ensemble, but not as a music major or music minor, are eligible for Music Ensemble Scholarships. Contact the appropriate ensemble director to arrange for an individual audition:

    Choirs

    Mr. Matthew Carey

    256.824.2581

    mjc0030@uah.edu

    Bands

    Dr. C. David Ragsdale

    256.824.2583
    dave.ragsdale@uah.edu

    Jazz 

    Ken Watters

    256.824.6436
    kenneth.watters@uah.edu

    Orchestra

    Charles Hogue

    256.824.6436
    charles.hogue@uah.edu