Scholarships are available to university students and are awarded on the basis of ability (demonstrated at the audition) and academic standing. Scholarships are awarded for one year but are renewable annually provided students maintain the appropriate grade level, continue satisfactory performance in the major performance area, and participate in major ensembles as prescribed.
Applicants for University scholarships must complete all regular admissions procedures in order to be considered. It is highly recommended that any prospective tuba or euphonium student wishing to be considered for a scholarship contact Kelly Thomas, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, as early as possible for recommendations on literature and preparation. Scholarship awards are competitive and proper preparation is essential. Awards can range from $500 annually to full tuition.
The School of Music also has financial aid for graduate tubists/euphoniumists which provide one or more of the following:
- in-state fees
- out-of-state fees
- a stipend in the form of a Graduate Fellowship of up to $10,000
The School of Music has available both in-state and out-of-state waivers of tuition and fees. These scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to good musicians who want to continue their development as tuba/euphonium players at the university level. These waivers are often given for the entire year, but are sometimes given for one semester per year. The out- of- state students are eligible for both the in-state and out-of-state scholarships. All of these scholarships are automatically renewed when the student continues to improve on the instrument.
Cash scholarships are also available, but on a limited basis, and may be awarded to those students who show extraordinary need, or who for some reason are ineligible for the waivers as described above.
For additional information about financial aid, visit the Financial Aid area of the University of Tennessee website.