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Lander's Department of Music offers scholarships to freshmen and transfer students who wish to pursue a degree program as music majors.

Prospective majors must audition before the music faculty to demonstrate performing abilities and musical potential, as well as knowledge of music fundamentals.

>> Lander Music Scholarship Application and Audition Information

Ranging from $500 to $2,500 per academic year, music scholarships are awarded to students in the following applied areas:

  • baritone horn/ euphonium
  • bassoon
  • clarinet
  • flute
  • French horn
  • guitar
  • oboe
  • organ
  • percussion
  • piano
  • saxophone
  • strings
  • trombone
  • trumpet
  • tuba
  • voice

A limited number of scholarships are available each year to music minors and to ensemble participants. Students must be officially accepted to the university prior to the awarding of a scholarship. A full list of available music scholarships can be found on the Departmental Scholarship page.


Application & Audition Registration

Application for admission to Lander University may be made online. Visit our Admission page or contact the Office of Admissions at 864-388-8307.

Musicians should submit the Lander Music Scholarship Application and Audition Registration Form, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a music professional, at least one week prior to your chosen audition date. Saturday auditions coincide with Admissions Open Houses, during which you may speak with music faculty and representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and Housing, enjoy a meal in the dining hall and tour the Lander campus.

The 2022-23 Admissions Open House dates are:

  • October 8, 2022
  • November 12, 2022
  • February 25, 2023
  • March 25, 2023

At auditions, students are expected to perform two selections in contrasting styles and to complete a multiple-choice theory rudiments exam. Musicians may also be required to execute scales and sight read. A university accompanist will be available. Alternate dates may be arranged by contacting a music faculty member.


Questions and Information

For additional information about Lander University's music degree programs or the scholarship application and audition process, please contact:

Dr. Reed Gallo
Interim Chair, Department of Music