Music Scholarship Auditions

The University of Minnesota, Morris offers scholarships for those interested in continuing their musical involvement in the collegiate setting.

Clyde Johnson Music Scholarships honor Clyde Johnson, professor emeritus of music, who served Morris from 1961 until 1999. Scholarships are awarded to talented University of Minnesota, Morris students who are involved in music and completely cover the fees for one year of weekly private individual music lessons in the student's chosen performance area.

Jazz Scholarships, through generosity of the Morris Jazz Alumni and friends and their donations to the Jim "Doc" Carlson Jazz Fund, are awarded to University of Minnesota, Morris students who display talent in jazz performance. Jazz scholarships range from $500 to $1500 (to be applied towards the cost of attendance). In order to be eligible for these scholarships, students will take part in an on-campus audition.

Auditions will be held on the following student visit days- in addition to completing this form, please also register for the day you plan to audition using the links below:

Monday, 2/20/17 - President's Day Open House (
Friday, 2/24/17 - Admitted Student Recognition Luncheon (
Friday, 3/3/17 - Experience Morris Day (

Auditions are held in 20-30 minute time slots and students are expected to perform their chosen pieces for 2-3 Morris music faculty. In addition, there will be a discussion of musical experience and goals. Students auditioning for these scholarships are given up to 30 minutes of warm up time in HFA practice rooms prior to the audition.

Students will learn of their scheduled audition time approximately one week prior to the day.

If interested, please fill out this form with your information and we will begin arranging your audition for you. Thank you!

First Name *
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Last name *
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Email Address: *
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Phone Number: *
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Please indicate the date which you are able to attend. *
Please indicate either the instrument or vocal classification for your audition. *
(Example: French Horn, Piano, or Mezzo-Soprano.)
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Please indicate which scholarship(s) you will be auditioning for. *
If you will need an instrument provided to you, please indicate which one:
(Piano players may ignore this, as they will have use of a piano.)
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Accompanist needed? *
If an accompanist is needed, please send the required music to Emily Thomas, Music Scholarship Coordinator, at Paper copies may be sent to Music Scholarship Auditions, c/o Emily Thomas, Welcome Center, 600 E. 4th St, Morris, MN 56267. Please note that the music must be either sent or postmarked two weeks before your audition day to use an on-campus accompanist.
What is the title and composer of the piece you will be performing? *
If you are being considered for both scholarships, please indicate both pieces.
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Reference name *
Providing a reference is required; music faculty will contact the person who serves as your reference.
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Professional title of the reference *
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Reference's email address *
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Reference's phone number *
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Briefly explain your musical relationship to this person. *
e.g. take lessons with this person, sing in a church choir for this person, etc.
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