Music Department


Saint Cecilia Music Scholarship

In addition to a variety of Academic Scholarships offered by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, the Department of Music offers talent-based scholarships. Music scholarships are available for both majors and non majors, average between $1,000 to $3,000 and are renewable yearly. These awards are given based on performing ability and music interest. Though you don’t need to be a music major to qualify for an award, you must participate in music activities at Saint Mary’s (ensembles, lessons, etc.).

The scholarship auditions also serve as the required audition to the music major for those students desiring to declare a major in music, eliminating the need for a separate audition to the major for those who participate. However, again, a major in music is not required to be eligible for a scholarship.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a recorded audition, you may reach Dr. O’Shea by calling 507-457-1598, or e-mailing