Scholarships for Music and Theater Majors

For Music Majors

The School of Music at Heidelberg has a very generous scholarship program, annually awarding more than $100,000 in scholarship aid to students majoring in music. Scholarships are available for students choosing Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Theory/Composition, and Music Industry. Scholarships are also available for students choosing a music major on a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. These degrees also allow a second major in a wide variety of fields.

Ambassador Awards

  • $12,000, $16,000, and $20,000 awards given annually in each of 4 categories:
    • Wind and percussion instruments
    • Voice
    • Keyboard (piano and/or organ)
    • Strings (including guitar)
  • Ambassador awards include all private lessons at no extra tuition cost
    • Free lessons save $3000-$4000 per year compared to other music programs
  • Ambassador award candidates must audition before March 1.

Music Scholarships

  • Awards available up to $8,000
  • Scholarships include all private lessons at no extra tuition cost
    • Free lessons save $3000-$4000 per year compared to other music programs
  • An unlimited number of scholarships are available
  • Scholarship priority given to students who audition before March 1.

Endowed Scholarships and Academic Awards

  • Music students are eligible for 20 endowed awards, which are given in addition to Ambassador and regular Music scholarships. Award amounts range from $500 per year to several thousand dollars per year.
  • In addition to music scholarships, music students are eligible for a full range of academic scholarships and awards.

Auditions for Major Awards

Awards are made based on an audition process. Students who wish to apply for a music talent scholarship must submit the following materials:


For Talented Non-Majors and Music Minors

group ensembleThe Heidelberg School of Music also offers scholarship awards for talented music students who are coming to Heidelberg to study in a different major. Music minors may also apply for these special awards.

Scholarships are offered for participation in the following areas:

  • Ensembles: Participation in one or more of the College’s major ensembles.
  • Piano: Awards are also available for piano accompanying (solo and/or ensemble) or jazz piano.

Award Amounts

  • Award amounts will range from $500 to $1500 per year. Students may demonstrate performance skills in up to two applied areas.
  • Awards are competitive and will be made based on demonstrated talent and the overall needs of the Department of Music at a given time.

Auditions for Non-major Awards

Awards are made based on an audition process. Students who wish to apply for a music talent scholarship must submit the following materials available from Heidelberg:


For Theatre Majors

The Theatre department offers up to 40 different scholarships ranging from $500 to $1500. For more information regarding the audition process, please consult the Scholarship Application form below.