Music Scholars

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Music Scholars

East Carolina University’s Honors College and School of Music have partnered to provide a unique opportunity for outstanding students who wish to major in music. The Music Scholars Program offers a supplemental scholarship up to $3,000 (maximum of $1,500 is disbursed each semester for eight semesters) to students who are entering ECU’s Honors College majoring in music. The scholarship is a four-year award that totals up to $12,000 above and beyond the Honors College scholarship equal to the cost of in-state tuition and includes special leadership and community engagement and mentorship experiences. Freshmen Music Scholars will live and learn in a collegial residence environment.

The School of Music at ECU is one of the premier music schools in the Southeast with accreditations from the National Association of Schools of Music and American Music Therapy Association, an intentionally small and high-quality student body, and some of the finest facilities, resources, and performances in the state. Students who are interested in this elite opportunity must be accepted into the Honors College and the School of Music, which requires a performance audition in addition to the Honors College application.

Students who are awarded a position in the Music Scholars program must maintain the following standards throughout the program:

  • Earn a minimum GPA (both overall and in music courses) of 3.5
  • Maintain an acceptable level of personal deportment
  • Participate in required group and enrichment activities

Admission to the Music Scholars Program requires an audition prior to Selection Sunday, a required Honors College event where Music Scholar finalists interview with the Music Scholars selection committee. For more information, please visit or contact Dr. Christopher Ulffers at

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