Music Scholarships

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Instrumental/Vocal Scholarships:

Music Minor and Non-Major Scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students regardless of major. These awards are granted up to $3,000 per year over 4 years.  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.  All students receiving this 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 per year over 4 years.  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. 

Vocal Scholarships:

Lyle W. Moore Scholarship

The Lyle W. Moore Choral Scholarship is awarded to 4 incoming students each year who participate in the University's Choral program.  These scholarships are awarded at the level of $5,000 per year over 4 years and are merit-based scholarships offered to students based on their musical excellence and academic success; recipients need not be music majors.  

To receive award consideration for a music scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year, the music scholarship application and audition must be received no later than February 18, 2020

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

2020 Regional Vocal/Choral & Piano Scholarship Audition Dates

  • Saturday, February 8, 2020: Seattle, WA
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020: Portland, OR
  • Monday, February 17, 2020: Spokane, WA (Gonzaga University)

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

February 18, 2020 -  Application Deadline for live and/or recorded auditions.  Auditions must be completed/received by this date to be guaranteed award consideration for the 2020-21 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.

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