Lou Turilli Music Scholarship for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students

The Lou Turilli Music Scholarship for Underrepresented Students seeks to recruit and retain students from traditionally underrepresented communities who have demonstrated a commitment to increasing access to jazz and/or classical music.

All areas of the arts, music included, benefit from a collaborative environment that allows people from all backgrounds to thrive. We know scholarship availability greatly influences how students choose the institution where they will invest their time, talents, and resources. This scholarship allows the School of Music to attract promising students whose uniqueness will be valued and inevitably enrich our vibrant learning community.

Selected by application, the 2021-2022 Music Scholarship for Underrepresented Students provides an annual $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to a total of four academic years. The scholarship provides $750 of support each semester.

• Available to students pursuing undergraduate music degrees (Bachelor of Music (BMUS) majors, or BA in Music majors) in the School of Music for the 2021-2022 academic year.
• This scholarship is for NEW (incoming freshman or transfer) students only.
• An audition is required for School of Music admissions and scholarships. Zoom Interview Auditions for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held on January 30, 2021 and February 13, 2021. Unedited audition videos are due a week prior to interview date.
• To schedule an Zoom audition interview and information about the audition video procedure, go to http://music.utah.edu/admissions/auditions.php
• Must be a full-time (12 credit hours each semester) student and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
• Financial need is strongly considered but not required.

Optional: Two letters of recommendation from individuals capable of evaluating your musical and academic ability or familiar with your engagement in communities with underrepresented populations. Please email to scholarships@music.utah.edu.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your music degree?
  2. What is your instrument/voice type?
  3. Résumé
  4. Essay (250-500 words). Please describe:
  5. What unique strengths and experiences would you bring to the School of Music?
  6. How would you use what you learn in the School of Music to increase access to music experiences among members of underrepresented groups?