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Department ofMusic

Scholarships & Awards


If you have been accepted to Santa Clara University and plan to major in Music you may audition for a scholarship. Scholarship auditions can happen in-person or through digital submission of audio/video recordings. In-person auditions for the 2024-25 academic year will take place during Preview Weekend on April 13, 2024. Auditions through digital submission must be sent by email to no later than April 5, 2024.

Current music majors who do not have a scholarship may also apply.

Please fill out this form to sign up for an audition. Be sure to indicate in the form whether you plan to audition in person or through email submission. Feel free to contact the music department at (408) 554-4428 if you have any questions.


American Choral Directors Association National Choral Student Award

This award is given to a student who has been involved in continued participation in choral ensembles, has provided service to the ensemble and conductor, has demonstrated a high degree of choral proficiency and music literacy, and has contributed to the advancement of choral singing at the University.

Arrigo and Caterina Descalzi Prize

Established in 1990 in honor of Arrigo and Caterina Descalzi, this award is presented to the senior music student who, in the judgment of the faculty of the Department of Music, best demonstrates technical and artistic growth and dedication to the art of music.