Scholarships and Grants

Only Music majors can apply for the Music Scholarship and Music Grants.

McAuley Music Scholarship

Two half-tuition scholarships are awarded to outstanding music applicants based on musical proficiency and achievement.

Music Grants

The department offers music grants in varying amounts up to $5,000 to students who intend to major in music.


Participants must:

  • Be admitted to the University before scheduling an audition.
  • Intend to major in music, music education or sacred music.
  • Display musicianship and proficiency in their primary voice or instrument.


The music scholarship and grants are renewable each year for four years provided the recipient maintains full-time status as a music major, a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in music courses and a 2.00 GPA overall. Awards are contingent upon admission to Xavier.


  • Students interested in auditioning should come prepared with two music selections of contrasting styles and time periods. Students may want to consult with their private instructor or music director before they audition.
  • If you require an accompanist, please email the names of your selections to no later than one week prior to your audition. Be certain to bring two copies of your music to the audition so that your accompanist can work from one.
  • Voice Students: One of the selections should be in a language other than English. Students should be prepared to sight-read.
  • Instrumental Students: Students should be prepared to play two-octave major and minor scales.

Additional Information


Parking is fairly available throughout campus.  Feel free to park either on University Drive (next to the Edgecliff building), in the Alumni Center lot or in the Cintas lot.  Click here for driving directions to Xavier and hotel information.


Enter Edgecliff Hall (which is the first building bordering Dana Ave and University Drive) and register at the table on the main level.  You will then be directed to the appropriate audition room.  Should you choose to arrive a few minutes early to warm up, a practice studio will be made available to you.

Audition Application Form

Applicants must be incoming/prospective students only. You must be admitted to Xavier University and have completed your online music portfolio before you can schedule your audition. If you are not yet admitted, you may not schedule your audition at this time.

Please fill out the entire form to the best of your ability and if you have any questions, contact Rick Endres at

I have been admitted to Xavier University. *

If you have not yet been admitted, you may not schedule an audition at this time.

I have uploaded the required documents to my music portfolio. *

Letter of recommendation, music résumé, and 2 excerpts.

Audition Date *


Home Address *

Phone *




Do you need accompaniment? *

If "Yes", please email names of selections to Bring 2 copies to your audition.