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 Office of Financial Aid. 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.

Annual Scholarship Competition

Each Spring Semester, the Department of Music hosts a scholarship competition for returning music majors and minors. The 2021 Scholarship Competition will be held on March 11, 2021 at 9:40am during Music Forum. Audition performances may be offered 1.) live in Roberts Recital Hall; 2.) live via remote/Zoom; or 3.) as a pre-recorded submission. Auditioning students and their applied instructors will choose the appropriate mode of audition. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st Place ($4000), 2nd Place ($3000), 3rd Place ($2000), with up to three possible Honorable Mentions ($1000).

To audition for the 2021 Scholarship Competition
  • FIRST submit the general UAH Scholarship Application prior to registering for the Scholarship Competition.
  • SECOND register by completing the Music Scholarship Signup Form before Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • During Music Forum on Thursday, March 11, present one movement or significant work from the repertoire appropriate to your instrument and major, 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 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.
  • Questions? Contact Shannon Womack at skt0004@uah.edu.
  • Scholarships 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

    Ensemble Scholarships for Non-Music Majors

    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:

    Choral Ensembles

    Dr. Matthew Carey

    256.824.2581

    mjc0030@uah.edu

    Instrumental Ensembles

    Dr. C. David Ragsdale

    256.824.2583
    dave.ragsdale@uah.edu