Undergraduate Auditions & Scholarships
Generous scholarships are available for qualified students and are awarded by competitive audition. Students may choose to audition on-campus or via video submission. Many students will qualify for both music and academic scholarships.
Step 1: Apply to SWOSU
All prospective students must apply to SWOSU. Apply by March 1 and automatically be considered for academic scholarships.
Apply to SWOSU by March 1
Complete scholarship form by March 1
Step 2: Complete an Audition Form
It’s time to schedule your audition! Complete the form linked below to tell us about yourself and note your audition date preference. Audition by March 1 for priority consideration. Possible audition dates are noted on the scholarship application form, but alternate audition dates may be coordinated directly.
Step 3: Time to Audition!
You will receive a confirmation message with your assigned audition date and time. All students should check in at the SWOSU Music Office prior to their scheduled audition (Fine Arts Center 100).
Instrumental auditions should consist of two contrasting selections: One that is lyrical
and one that is technical OR a single piece that demonstrates lyrical and technical
playing. Excerpts from etudes and solos used for All-State auditions or District Solo
Contests can be used. Percussionists: If possible, please prepare material on keyboard,
snare drum, timpani and drum set.
Vocalists should prepare two contrasting selections, preferably classical art songs. Sightreading is an important component of the audition.
- What is the address for the Music Department?
The Music Office is located in the Fine Arts Center (101 W. Davis, Weatherford, OK, 73096).
- Where can I warm up?
You're welcome to use the practice rooms in the Fine Arts Center or the Berrong Music Hall to warm up. Any room that is open is available!
- Where can I park?
Parking is available in the lot immediately before or after the Fine Arts Center.
- Can I attend classes or rehearsals?
Absolutely! We invite you to attend rehearsals and classes while you're on campus.
At the SWOSU Department of Music, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive academic pathways that empower students to harness their unique strengths and passions. Our curated programs are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the ever-evolving world of music. Dive deeper to explore how our degrees can serve as the foundation of your musical journey. Join our community and begin your symphonic journey of dedication, artistry, and excellence with us!
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and community members, several scholarships are available through the SWOSU Foundation. Some students may receive a portion or all of their music scholarship through one of these sources. Note that no separate application is required. All music scholarships are awarded to prospective seniors who complete the scholarship audition form and audition.
Dick Coy Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Richard Coy, former band director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major.
Instrumental Music Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by various donors in memory of alumni who were outstanding Instrumental Music educators. Recipients are outstanding majors in Instrumental Music Education.
James Jurrens Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship established in honor of Dr. James Jurrens, is to be awarded to a music major who is a U. S. citizen. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need.
Joyce Adams Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Rev. Torrey Curtis in memory of his wife Joyce Adams Curtis. She served as SWOSU instructor of voice and director of the SWOSU Women’s Chorus from 2001 - 2012. This scholarship is presented annually to a vocal student or students of exceptional talent and potential and is chosen by the vocal faculty.
Kappa Kappa Psi Scholarship
Awarded annually to a member of one of the University bands who has made outstanding contributions to the organization and the department.
Ladd Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Steve and Diana Ladd, graduates of SWOSU’s Department of Music. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding Instrumental Music Education majors.
Malloy Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Pat Malloy, a former band director from this region. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major.
Marion R. Dawson Memorial Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Marion R. Dawson estate. It will be awarded to a Music major who is a U. S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need.
Mary Griffin Music Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing.
Merle Taff Memorial Music Scholarship
A memorial to Merle Taff, former choral director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Vocal Music major.
Music Performance Scholarships
Music Performance Scholarships are available from the Department of Music. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, complete at least 12 hours toward their degree each semester, and participate in a Department of Music performance ensemble.
Orchestra Scholarship Fund
Established by friends and supporters of the Music department for scholarships to full-time students that are U.S. citizens with home residence in Oklahoma. Award based on financial need.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding music major.
Ruth Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of Ruth Nichols for a student majoring in Vocal/Keyboard Music Education.
Dr. Robert Chambers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Robert Chambers and is to be awarded to an outstanding music student.
Tau Beta Sigma Award
Marching band award given each fall to the outstanding member of the University Marching Band.
Other SWOSU Scholarships
For more scholarships available at SWOSU, visit the Student Financial Services site.