Music scholarships are awarded on the basis of competitive audition each year to students who:
1) are in their second full-time semester at SDSM&T
2) are registered in a degree-granting program
3) have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
Award winners may audition again during their award year for the following academic year. All recipients are featured as a soloist during the award year in a concert of the ensemble of the instructor’s choosing.
2014-15 music scholarship auditions will be held in the Music Center (Old Gym), room 202 on February 14, 2014, beginning at 9:00 am. The online application form must be submitted by end of business day on January 17, 2014. Contact Dr. Feiszli or Ms. Schnittgrund for details.
Instrumental award winners are expected to enroll in Symphonic and Jazz Band for the academic year and perform a leadership role in one of those ensembles. Vocal award winners are expected to enroll in Concert Choir and Master Chorale, assuming a leadership role in one of those ensembles. Keyboard award winners choose to audition for either band or choral awards at the time of application.
This scholarship attempts to identify and reward students who are leaders in music ensembles on campus.
Used to further Music Activities at SDSM&T, the Larry Huisenga Vocal Music Fund was established by Tamera J. Nelson (MetE86) in honor of her father, who was a lifelong singer.
Awarded to a student of good academic standing who is involved in a vocal ensemble and comes from a small town in South Dakota, the Ronald F. and Eunice A. Miller Memorial Scholarship was established by Kenneth Miller (EE75) in memory of his parents.
The Karen Whitehead Music Scholarship fund was established in honor of former Provost Dr. Karen Whitehead to assist students who share her love of music. The Whitehead Scholarship is awarded to any student involved in the music program upon recommendation from the music director.
Established by Narasimhan (Vijay) Ayyangar (ChE89), this scholarship honors his son Arjun Ayyangar, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, and his musical ability.