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All Gonzaga Students are Eligible for Music Scholarships - Regardless of Major!

2014 Vocal/Choral Scholarship Audition Dates

January 25 Saturday Portland, OR Jesuit High School
February 1 Saturday Seattle, WA Bishop Blanchet High School
February 8 Saturday Spokane, WA Gonzaga University

Please contact Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, Director of Vocal Program & Gonzaga Choirs to schedule your indiviudal time for scholarship audition,

Four Types of Scholarship Awards

1. Lesson Awards

These scholarships are offered to students regardless of major. They are awarded to qualified students for membership in one of the performing ensembles. The awards cover the cost of private lessons and any lab fees involved in ensemble participation. Scholarship applications should be received no later than February 15th.  All students receiving a Lesson Award are required to be enrolled in Applied Lessons and a Performance Ensemble each semester. (Exceptions must be approved by the Department Chair.)

2. Music Major Awards

Students wishing to major in music may qualify for music major awards. These awards average $3,000.  Scholarship applications should be received no later than February 15th.  All students receiving a Music Major Award are required to declare music as their major, enroll in Music Theory I & II their first year,  and participate in Applied Lessons and a Major Performance Ensemble each semester.  (Exceptions must be approved by the Department Chair.)

3. Merwin Music Department Scholarship

Gordon Merwin was a member of the Gonzaga Men's Glee Club and the Gonzaga Quartet from 1935-1939. This scholarship honors his memory. Students applying for any of the above scholarships will be considered for this award.

4. Lyle C. Moore Choral Scholarships

In addition to departmental scholarships, students involved with choral ensembles are eligible for the prestigious and competitive Lyle C. Moore Choral Scholarships. These merit-based scholarships are offered to students based on their musical excellence and academic success. They are layered on top of music department scholarships and are awarded for four years. Students who are interested in applying for any choral/vocal scholarship should contact Timothy Westerhaus at


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Dr. Kevin Hekmatpanah
Chair, Music Department
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Spokane, WA 99258-0079
Phone: (509) 313-6733
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