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Merit Scholarships for Prospective Students

The Department of Music, in partnership with the Emory Scholars Program, offers a number of merit scholarships. These include both the Woodruff Music Scholarships and the Music Liberal Arts Scholarships (open to incoming freshmen only) - both tenable for all four years of study. Woodruff Scholarships can be full tuition or full tuition, room, and board (a current total value of over $270,000). These scholarship opportunities are available for candidates who demonstrate exceptional and advanced talent in music performance in addition to exemplary academics.

Music Scholars are usually Music Majors but it is not a requirement to major in music as a recipient of the scholarship. It is actually quite typical of the vast majority of Emory undergraduates (upwards of 90%) to be double majors in a broad range of subjects while pursuing paths including pre-med, pre-law, business, the humanities, the pure sciences, social sciences, and the Arts. The ensemble rosters for the symphony orchestra and wind ensemble are excellent examples of the diversity found in our community of music students.

In order to be considered, candidates must apply for the Emory Scholars Program by the deadline of November 15th, 2020, and have completed an audition by December 4th, 2020For Fall 2020 auditions will be held remotely. Auditions may be scheduled by contacting Dr. Paul Bhasin.

Finalists for Music Scholarships will be invited to participate in the Emory Scholar's Finalists Visit program to be held in late March/early April 2021. Students are also strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to meet faculty and current students, take a consultation lesson, and experience the Music facilities on campus.

All applicants for merit scholarships will be considered simultaneously for the Music Woodruff and Music Liberal Arts Scholarships.

Audition requirements can be found on our Auditions page.

Orchestral Studies (strings and harp) and Wind Studies (all winds and percussion).

Bradley Howard


Music Liberal Arts Scholarships

Emory College also has available a number of Music Liberal Arts Scholarships. These are open to all students regardless of the choice of major. Students who audition for the Music Woodruff award are also simultaneously considered for the Music Liberal Arts Scholarships.

Students in all application pools will be invited to submit recordings or links to materials throughout the various admissions cycles.

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