Department of Music

The University of Mississippi

Financial Assistance

Music Scholarships

To apply for any music scholarship complete the application Scholarship Application Form

All students must be admitted to the University of Mississippi to be considered for scholarships.

For music scholarship questions, contact Dr. Andrew Paney, Assistant Chair, at

Music Major Advantage

Come see what Ole Miss Music has to offer — on display the weekend of April 3rd through 5th in Oxford. This is the last chance for prospective students to be considered for our new scholarship initiative, Music Major Advantage, through which the department will award full-tuition packages up to $9000.  Smaller scholarships will also be available.

Meet professors and students, sit in on classes, attend rehearsals, take a tour, audition, check out our beautiful campus and explore Oxford, one of America’s great small college towns.

Sign up for the Advantage by completing the Scholarship Application Form here.

Large Ensembles

For additional opportunities for both majors and nonmajors, contact the following:

Other Scholarships

Students may find more information at the University of Mississippi Financial Aid Office.

Graduate Assistantships

The University of Mississippi Department of Music offers paid assistantships to graduate students. If you are interested, please complete the application form, below, and email it to Dr. Rhonda Hackworth, Graduate Program Coordinator, at

Applications submitted by April 1st will receive priority consideration.  After April 1st, assistantships will be awarded only if positions are still available.

Download the application form by clicking here: UM Music Graduate Assistantship Application form