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WKU Music Audition & Scholarship Application

Prospective students must apply and audition for admission to the WKU Music Program as either a Music Major or Minor. Complete the form below to arrange an audition. Audition information/guidelines can be found here.

The Department of Music offers a variety of monetary awards to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding musical ability, including Grants-In-Aid, the Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship, and a number of endowed scholarships donated by alumni and friends of WKU. To be considered for WKU Scholarship Awards (including non-music awards) students must complete the TopDollar Scholarship Application found at: www.wku.edu/topdollar. In addition, to be considered for Music Scholarships and Grants, applicants should audition by February 25, 2023.

AUDITION DATES for Fall 2023 admission to the WKU Music Program: As part of the application process you will be asked to choose from the scheduled Audition Dates below. Should you not be available for any of those dates, individual auditions can be arranged by selecting -- Other by Appointment -- from the Audition Dates menu in the application.



Email is our primary means of communication with applicants. It is very important that applicants supply an email address that they will check regularly.

Have you applied for Admission to WKU?

Are you applying for an Academic Scholarship at WKU?

Musical Honors

Indicate the number of years during high school that you received each of these honors.

Please list

Name, Instrument/Voice and Years

We would love to see you in-person for your audition! A visit to WKU allows you to meet the faculty, tour our facilities and campus, and get a true feel for becoming a Hilltopper. However, if you are unable to attend a live audition, please contact Dr. Zachary Lopes, Auditions Coordinator, at zachary.lopes@wku.edu to coordinate a different audition modality (e.g. pre-recorded audition and/or live virtual audition).

Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship:

The Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship is a competitive award, based on the requirements of the department in which you apply. Award amounts are between $1,000 and $9,000 per year, renewable each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. High school seniors are invited to apply if they plan to attend WKU and major in one of the degrees listed below.

Only incoming freshman are eligible for this award.

Retaining Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship

Scholarships are renewed each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.  Terms for renewal include full-time status at Western Kentucky University, good academic standing (a cumulative GPA of 3.0+), and declaring and making reasonable progress toward an approved arts major (see above). Individual departments may have additional policies.

If you have any questions please contact Alicia Fryia in the Dean's Office at 270-745-4415 or email alicia.fryia@wku.edu

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Western Kentucky University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1948.


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 Last Modified 10/24/22