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.
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.
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 by March 3, 2023.
IMPORTANT DATES for 2022-2023 Scholarships:
November 4: Music Major Advantage Visit & Audition Day
February 15: University of Mississippi Scholarship Deadline for incoming freshmen
March 3: Music Major Advantage Visit & Audition Day
March 3: Music Major Advantage Scholarship Deadline (audition must be completed to be considered for MMA)
April: MMA letters mailed to Applicants (with an itemization of all scholarship awards and financial aid offered)
Questions? Connect with UM Music here.