Music Scholarships

Blue Allusions, Flute

Music Minor and Non-Major Scholarships

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 19, 2019.  All students receiving a Lesson Award are required to be enrolled in Applied Lessons and a Performance Ensemble each semester. 

Music Major Scholarships

Students wishing to major in music may qualify for music major awards. These awards range from $3,000 to $5000.  Scholarship applications should be received no later than February 19, 2019.  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. 

To receive award consideration for a music scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, both an application to Gonzaga University, as well as the music scholarship application must be completed in addition to an audition.

You DO NOT have to be admitted to GU to Audition for a music scholarship; however, you DO need to begin the application process.  Although not required, all students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  To begin your application process to GU, click here.

Dates & Deadlines

2019 Vocal/Choral & Piano Scholarship Audition Dates

  • Seattle, WA (St. James Cathedral): February 2, 2019 
  • Beaverton, OR (Jesuit High School): February 3, 2019
  • Spokane, WA (Gonzaga University) : February 18, 2019

Please contact Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, Director of Vocal Program & Gonzaga Choirs to schedule your individual time for scholarship audition,, 509-313-6737

February 19, 2019 -  Application Deadline for live and/or recorded auditions.  Auditions must be completed/received by this date to be guaranteed award consideration for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Audition Repertoire

Please prepare two pieces of contrasting nature (e.g., slow and lyrical, faster and more technical).  Specific to your area, we also have additional recommendations as well as information regarding scheduling your audition.  For more details, please visit our Audition Guidelines Page


We encourage you to contact us at 509.313.6733 or  For information on other forms of financial aid and scholarships available at Gonzaga, please visit the financial aid office website.

Want to Connect with the Music Department?

502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6733