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Department of Music
The University of Mississippi

Music Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered by ensembles to participating students, UM Music offers substantial scholarships for music majors through an initiative called Music Major Advantage.


Process & Timeline

Entering Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduate Students follow these steps to be considered for a Music Major Advantage package from the UM Department of Music:

APPLY to the University of Mississippi.

COMPLETE the Music Scholarship Application


    1. Fill out the Audition Request Link.
    2. Schedule an in-person audition or submit a video audition (Audition Requirements).
    3. Complete your audition


What is the Music Major Advantage?

The Music Major Advantage (MMA) is an initiative to give incoming music majors the largest scholarship package possible. Through MMA, the department aggregates scholarships and financial awards from across campus and adds funding from all areas of the Department of Music, including ensembles, to make one competitive package offer: the Music Major Advantage.

Since 2020, we have been awarding a record number of packages representing full tuition with smaller scholarships also available. Exact funding amounts vary from student to student as each MMA scholarship package is individually tailored. MMA scholarships are available to both undergraduate and graduate music students.

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


Music Major Advantage Visit & Audition Days

Meet our faculty and learn about the life of a music major through clinics, conversations, and more.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Friday, March 1, 2024



IMPORTANT DATES for 2023-2024:

November 3: Music Major Advantage Visit & Audition Day

March 1: Music Major Advantage Visit & Audition Day

March 1: Scholarship Deadline to be considered for MMA (audition must be complete)

April: MMA letters mailed to Applicants (with an itemization of all scholarship awards and financial aid offered)




Questions? Connect with UM Music here.