Music Merit Scholarships

The Music Department offers several scholarship opportunities for gifted students in Instrumental Music and in Choral Arts. Please use the instructions below, which are the most current version, to apply. Applicants applying for both the Performing Arts scholarship and the Snyder scholarship should fill out a single form.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS (Application due January 10)

Performing Arts Scholarships in Music

This scholarship recognizes your exceptional musical talent and provides the opportunity to perform with the best University ensembles. You will receive a merit-based scholarship worth $5,000 per academic year (disbursed by semester). This scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters, providing you maintain membership in two of the ensembles (to be determined by the ensemble directors), maintain enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8. Majoring or minoring in music is not required. Music lessons are also required and will be offered as part of the scholarship. For the application procedure, contact Linda Lipkis.

Snyder Family Marching Scholarships 

This scholarship recognizes membership in The Marching 97. You will receive a merit-based scholarship of at least $1,500 per academic year (disbursed by semester). This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters, providing you remain a member of The Marching 97, maintain enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8. Majoring or minoring in music is not required. Music lessons are also required and will be offered as part of the scholarship. For the application procedure, contact Linda Lipkis.

TO APPLY FOR AN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

To officially apply for the scholarships, you must complete and email two information forms: the Application Form and the Teacher Recommendation Form.

•    Download and complete the Instrumental Scholarship Application Form.

•     Include a URL link to a five- to seven-minute video performance of two contrasting selections. The video does not need to be studio quality, and should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo as a public link. Please do not restrict viewership.

•    At the start of your video, please list the composers and titles of the selections you are performing.

•     Please do not attach electronic sound files through email (mp3, etc.). 

•    Email your Application Form as an attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu.  In the subject line, indicate your last name + Performing Arts Scholarship (use PAS), and/or your last name + Snyder Family Scholarship (use SNY). Example: Smith + PAS; Smith + SNY; or Smith + PAS, SNY if you are applying for both scholarships.

•    The application submission deadline is midnight on January 10.

 

For teachers providing recommendations: Click here to access the Instrumental Scholarship Teacher Recommendation Form. You may download the form and email it to your recommender, provide a link to this page, or give it to her or him in hard copy. The completed form should also be emailed as a PDF attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu. In the Subject line, indicate the candidate's last name + Recommendation. Example: Jones + Recommendation

Finalists may be invited to audition and interview in person or via Skype for a faculty committee in late February or early March, after all of the submissions have been reviewed.

For more information about the Lehigh Instrumental Scholarships, contact David Diggs at dbd2@lehigh.edu.

 

 

CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS (Application due January 10)

Teufel Family Choral Arts Scholarships

The Teufel Family Endowed Scholarship in Choral Arts is awarded to matriculated students in University Choir and is supported by a generous gift given by Anne and Bob Teufel, ’59.

Cutler-Sametz Choral Arts Scholarships

This scholarship recognizes your exceptional musical talent and provides the opportunity to perform with the best in the University Choir. You will receive a merit-based scholarship worth $5,000 per academic year (disbursed by semester). This scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters, providing you maintain membership in the University Choir for those eight semesters and also participate in four semesters of Choral Union, Glee Club, or Dolce. You must also maintain enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8. Majoring or minoring in music is not required. Music lessons are also required and will be offered as part of the scholarship.  

TO APPLY FOR A CHORAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP:

To officially apply for the scholarships, you must complete and email two information forms: the Application Form and the Teacher Recommendation Form.

•   Download and complete the Choral Arts Scholarship Application Form.

•   Include a URL link to a five- to seven-minute video performance of two contrasting classical selections, in two different languages. The performances must be solo voice, with piano accompaniment if desired. The video does not need to be studio quality, and should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo as a public link. Please do not restrict viewership.

•     At the start of your video, please list the composers and titles of the selections you are performing.

•    Please do not attach electronic sound files through email (mp3, etc.).

•    Email your Application Form as a PDF attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu. In the Subject line, indicate your last name + Choral Arts Scholarship. Example: Sanders + Choral Arts Scholarship

•    The application submission deadline is midnight on January 10.

 

For teachers providing recommendations: Click here to access the Choral Arts Scholarship Teacher Recommendation Form. You may download the form and email it to your recommender, provide a link to this page, or give it to her or him in hard copy. The completed form should also be emailed as a PDF attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu. In the Subject line, indicate the candidate's last name + Recommendation. Example: Jones + Recommendation

For more information about the Choral Arts Scholarship, contact Sun Min Lee. For more information, or assistance with submitting the application, contact Linda Lipkis.