Scholarships

 *** 2017-18 New Student Scholarship Opportunities.***

How to apply:  All submissions MUST be completed by using the following Google Form application.

Deadline: January 31, 2017. 

The recording should contain at least two solo pieces in contrasting styles, preferably from different historical periods. 

This scholarship is eligible to all students (regardless of intended major) that have applied to UCSC for the Fall 2017-2018 year. Award offers range from $650-$7000. Offers are made based on eligibility: admissions acceptance to UCSC, performance, interest in attending UCSC. Offers will be made after UCSC sends out their acceptance letters. 

We encourage all interested students to contact the instructor of their instrument to introduce yourself, ask questions (teaching styles? Can we meet? Can I sit in on your lesson? What's your teaching style? What pieces are approriate to prepare?). Instructor emails can be found at: http://music.ucsc.edu/faculty

Strong performers are encouraged to apply. Awards are available in categories as follows:

Voice

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of vocal ensembles.

Woodwinds

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Brass

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Strings

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Piano, Guitar, Percussion

Winners of these scholarships will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of chamber music ensembles and larger ensembles.

Admission to the program is contingent upon your official acceptance to UC Santa Cruz (information is available at - https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/ ).

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Resident String Quartet Program

For information, please visit the web-site at: http://music.ucsc.edu/programs/resident-string-ensemble

The music degree programs at UCSC integrate studies in performance, theory, composition, history and literature. The undergraduate students benefit from small classes, abundant attention from nationally and internationally recognized teachers, and a new Music Center with extensive and state-of-the-art facilities for practice, performance, and recording. The UCSC Music Faculty are especially devoted to the integration of scholarship with performance. A wide variety of support is offered to students in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music programs, as well as to music minors and other non-majors who wish to continue in the cultivation of their musicianship during their time at UC Santa Cruz. 

Scholarship Opportunities for Continuing Music Students


The UCSC Music Department awards scholarships to continuing music students on the basis of talent.  Competitions are held each May. To compete, a student must be nominated by her/his teacher.  For first-year students, and transfer and reentering students, auditions will be held at the end of fall quarter at the time of juries to accommodate those who were not enrolled the previous spring.

Visit The UCSC Music Hub for more scholarships.