Aurora University Music Scholarships

Aurora University offers two generous music scholarships to incoming students. Each scholarship is renewable at the end of the academic year for up to four years. Students can apply for both, but there are separate applications they need to complete. The total amount of scholarships cannot surpass $5,000 per year. Additionally, total scholarship amounts, including academic and other AU scholarships, cannot exceed the price of tuition at the university. More information is available in the AU music audition packet.

Musical Excellence Scholarship Competition — Application deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016.

Aurora University is dedicated to developing artistry and technique while maintaining and inspiring your passion for the art form. This scholarship is intended to encourage and reward significant work for musical aptitude. One pianist and one vocalist will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship renewable for four years equaling $20,000 of total scholarship in music. The prize winners will perform at an Aurora University event during the 2016-2017 academic year either as part of an ensemble or as a soloist.

To be considered for an audition, please complete the online application.

Additional information about the scholarship can be found here.

Musical Achievement Scholarship

Students who plan to enroll at Aurora University in the fall may apply each spring for a Musical Achievement Scholarship, which is renewable up to four years. Awards range from $500-$3,000. Audition dates are listed in the AU music audition packet. For more information, please contact Debi Corrigan, Administrative Assistant for the Music Department, at or 630-844-6161.

Auditions can be scheduled online for the following days:

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016