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Music Performance Awards

DePauw grants Music Performance Awards to music majors who demonstrate exceptional talent during an audition for music faculty. Music Performance Awards vary in amount up to full tuition, may be combined with University Merit Awards, and are limited to tuition expenses only. For more information, please contact George Palton.

Music Performance Awards are announced in mid to late March. The award is renewable for a total of four years contingent upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Enroll full-time as a music major;
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all music courses (including ensembles);
  • Maintain a grade of B or higher on their primary instrument and register for applied lessons each semester; and
  • Maintain a grade of B or higher on their primary instrument in a major ensemble each semester in residence.

Students accepted into DePauw’s five-year double degree program are eligible to receive a fifth year of scholarship and need-based financial assistance.

U.S. citizens and permanents residents wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should follow these instructions for prospective students. For more information regarding DePauw Scholarships and Financial Aid, please visit this website.

U.S. citizens and permanents residents wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should follow the instructions for prospective students.

Information for CLA Musicians 

CLA musicians who commit to enrolling in an auditioned large ensemble and private lessons on their primary instrument  may also audition for Music Performance Awards during their senior year of high school.

CLA musicians are eligible for scholarship consideration up to $4,000.