Music Scholarships

Music Programs

Choir at Baccalaureate Service 

Music Scholarships

Richard W. Stroede Scholarship, $2,000 annually ($1,000 per semester)

Music Talent Award, up to $1500 annually (one half per semester)

Marching Band Scholarship, up to $1500 annually (one half per semester) 

Scholarship Information & Guidelines

Scholarships are available for incoming full-time students interested in participating in Music Programs at Defiance College. Scholarship recipients are selected through on-site auditions the spring prior to the student’s first fall enrollment; recipients must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Music talent award and Stroede scholarship winners must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester of music ensembles. The R.W. Stroede recipient must also take one credit hour of an applied lesson per semester.

Marching Band Scholarship awarded annually to new students participating in marching band at Defiance College. Marching Band Scholarship recipients must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester of marching band/music ensemble. Renewed annually pending continual participation in the marching band program.

Audition Dates –  for freshmen enrolling Fall 2015

Saturday, December 6, 2014 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 
Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you're unable to attend one of these dates, please contact Andrew Schultz, Director of Music Programs (see contact info. below) to schedule an alternate audition date.


Music Programs Audition Requirements - Vocal and Instrumental
One prepared class A or B solo is required. Scales, sight reading and/or tonal retention exercises may also be requested. An accompanist can be provided by request with music received two weeks prior to audition.

To set up an audition or receive more information on Music Programs at Defiance College please contact Andrew Schultz, Director of Music Programs, at aschultz@defiance.edu


Send audition materials to:

Andrew Schultz
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512

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