Scholarships, Awards, and Work Opportunities

Academic Talent Scholarships

The Music Department offers twelve Academic Talent Scholarships each spring, to incoming students. These 4-year scholarship offers are based on audition results and faculty nominations. Prospective students who qualify for this scholarship will be notified by the department chair.

The Music Academic Talent Scholarship can be combined with other merit- and need-based scholarships offered by the KSC Office of Financial Aid. In addition, students can receive loans as well as federally-funded, on-campus work opportunities. A majority of KSC students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial assistance, please visit Financial Aid or call 800-572-1909.

Work Study and Student Hourly Opportunities

Need cash for tuition or living expenses? The Music Department can put you to work! We employ students in a multitude of ways, including (but not limited to) the following examples:

  • Usher
  • Backstage crew
  • Assistant to the recording engineer
  • Ensemble librarian
  • Auditions assistant
  • Piano accompanist
  • Music Office assistant
  • Music Theory tutor

Students not assigned to the Federal Work Study program can obtain Music Department employment at an hourly rate.

If you are a current student, please contact Deb Ford in the Music Office (dford@keene.edu, 358-2177) to inquire about student worker opportunities.

Additional Financial Awards

Every spring, Music Department faculty nominate current music major students for additional awards, which serve as a one-time supplement to the student’s over all financial package. The following scholarships and awards are available to KSC music majors: