Thank you for your interest in Southern Oregon University, where you will be inspired to chart your own musical journey. Our Music Program features world-class faculty artists who will inspire you to be more than just a musician - you will become an artist.
In the Music Program, you can choose to major in the Bachelor of Arts program, Bachelor of Science program, or Bachelor of Music program with an emphasis in Performance or Music Education. Please see our website for more detailed information regarding the Music majors we offer.
Please note that SOU has rolling admissions, so you can apply to SOU and /or choose to be a music major or minor at any time.
THERE IS NO MUSIC PROGRAM APPLICATION - only a music scholarship application. Students planning to major (or minor) in Music can complete a scholarship application (step 2 below) if interested. Please note scholarship application deadlines.
To be considered for a Music Program Scholarship, please complete the first and second steps:
Step 1: Apply to SOU
Apply for admission to Southern Oregon University. You do not have to wait for acceptance into SOU to be considered for a music scholarship. However, in Step 2 (below) you will be asked to enter the 9-digit SOU ID number you received upon submitting the SOU application.
Step 2: Apply for a Music Program Scholarship
TIMELINE – Undergraduate Music Scholarship Applications
October 1, 2020-January 22, 2021 - Music Scholarship Applications and Video Auditions accepted.
January 22, 2021: Priority deadline for music scholarship applications. Students must have completed Step 1 AND Step 2 above.
January 25–27, 2021 - Audition times for In-Person Auditions on January 30 (all instruments/voice) and February 6 (Percussion only) will be emailed to you. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
January 30, 2021 - In-person auditions (all instruments & voice) at the SOU campus in Ashland, Oregon. This is the SAME day as the SOU Honor Band Event.
February 6, 2021 Percussion only auditions will be held in-person at the SOU Percussion Festival.
February 8–March 5 - The Music Program will begin reviewing scholarship applications. Only students who have completed both application steps above, and have auditioned online or in-person will be given priority consideration.
March 5–12, 2021 - Scholarship decisions will be made, and students will be notified by email.
April 5, 2021 – Student scholarship acceptance/decline due to SOU. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Oregon University has rolling admissions, meaning you may apply and be admitted any time throughout the year. When your application (SOU and/or Music Scholarship) is complete and we have received all required documents, your admissions decision will take between two and three weeks. To declare a music major or minor please see Karen Bolda, OCA Student Success Coordinator at email@example.com or your faculty advisor.
Should you have any questions during the application process, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-552-6101.
Southern Oregon University offers financial aid incentives to help with costs. This is not related to your music scholarship audition and is purely based on financial need. Please visit SOU Financial Aid for more information.