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Department ofMusic

Scholarships & Awards


Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on February 1, 2023. Please check back then for more information. 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.