What is the Scholarship Application for?

Each year the Department of Music at Southwestern Adventist University awards thousands of dollars in scholarship money to elite musicians. Music Festival Scholarships are awarded to talented juniors and seniors selected by faculty from the Department of Music. The faculty selects a number of students from submitted auditions to be scholarship finalists.


Scholarship finalists are featured as soloists at Southwestern Adventist University’s Festival Showcase Concert and are eligible for a scholarship toward their first year of study at SWAU. Southwestern Adventist University covers travel, food and on-campus lodging costs for each student finalist.


How Can I Participate in an Ensemble?

Scholarship applicants looking to participate in a festival ensemble should submit an Ensemble Application separately.

Please submit your audition video to YouTube. Your audition must be posted as either public or unlisted. Videos uploaded as private will not be eligible for acceptance.