Scholarships

The SRSU music program awards several scholarships each year. Other financial awards are possible, depending on the general operating budget of the program. These additional awards would be distributed at the discretion of the director of bands or director of choir.

Music Program Scholarships

I. Francois Foundation Scholarship (up to $500 per semester)

  1. Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student. If a freshman, the applicant must be unconditionally admitted to SRSU.
  2. Applicant must be a music major.
  3. Continuing students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SRSU.
  5. Awardees must participate in the SRSU ensembles.

II. Richard D. Bryan Memorial Scholarship ($100-$300 per semester)

  1. Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student. If a freshman, the applicant must be unconditionally admitted to SRSU.
  2. Continuing students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  3. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SRSU.
  4. Awardees must participate in the SRSU band program.
  5. All band students desiring this scholarship will be considered, with preference given to music majors and minors.
  6. Awardees are limited to 1-2 per semester.
  7. Applicants must demonstrate instrumental skills in addition to those basic skills required by the Band Participation Award:
    1. a minimum of 6 major and minor scales in addition to the chromatic scale
    2. performance of a grade 4 or higher UIL solo either in person or recorded.

III. Mary Jane & Charles Wade Scholarship ($200-$400 per semester)

  1. Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate students. If a freshman, the applicant must be unconditionally admitted to SRSU
  2. Continuing students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  3. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SRSU.
  4. Awardees must participate in the SRSU band program.
  5. All band students desiring this scholarship will be considered, with preference given to those seeking all-level teacher certification with a music major or minor.
  6. Awardees are limited to 1-2 per semester.
  7. Applicants must demonstrate instrumental skills in addition to those basic skills required by the Band Participation Award:
    1. all 12 major and minor scales in addition to the chromatic scale
    2. performance of a grade 4 or higher UIL solo either in person or recorded.

IV. Band Participation Award ($225 per semester)

  1. The student must be enrolled full-time at SRSU (12 or more semester credit hours for an undergraduate, 9 or more for a graduate student).
  2. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  3. The student must enroll in an instrumental ensemble. If the student is a music major, then that ensemble must be the Football Showband or Concert Band.
  4. The student must maintain satisfactory attendance at ensemble performances.

V. Choir Participation Award ($225 per semester)

  1. The student must be enrolled full-time at SRSU (12 or more semester credit hours for an undergraduate, 9 or more for a graduate student).
  2. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  3. Student must enroll in a vocal music ensemble, course or class.
  4. Student must maintain satisfactory attendance at ensemble rehearsals and performances.

Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students who audition should be prepared for the following: Instrumental

  • Two contrasting solo works/etudes
  • Major scales (all slurred)
  • Chromatic scale
  • Sight reading

Piano

  • Two contrasting works from different periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary era)
  • All major and minor scales and arpeggi, 2 octave, Hands together
  • Sight reading

Voice

  • One art song in a foreign language from memory (Italian, German, Spanish, or French)
  • One art song in English from memory

Scholarship Information

Deadline for consideration for the scholarships is March 29. Students must contact the Department of Fine Arts & Communication at (432) 837-8218 or music@sulross.edu to arrange an audition. Students may audition at any time prior to the March 29 deadline. Students unable to audition at the Alpine campus may submit a cassette or CD recording. Recordings must be labeled with the student's name only. Please include a listing of the program requirements in order of performance on the tape, along with the composer and title of the instrumental or the two vocal selections. In addition, a letter of recommendation and a copy of the music application form, along with the audition recording must be postmarked no later than March 29 for consideration. Students will be informed regarding scholarship awards no later than May 1. The Francois, Bryan, and Wade Scholarships are awarded for a full year (fall and spring.) The spring semester disbursement is dependent on active participation in the music program and maintaining individual scholarship requirements.