NSU Fine Arts Scholarship ApplicationSee All Music Scholarships

At NSU, we are celebrating a new era in the arts, with state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class faculty, and a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that offers major opportunities within a nurturing and supportive learning atmosphere.

Here, you’ll grow as a performing and visual artist while preparing to excel in your dream career. You will also be a part of a rich community of performing and visual artists who collaborate in significant and wonderful ways.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS – february 16-17, 2024

Scholarships are awarded to music and non-music majors on the basis of auditions. If you are unable to attend the on-campus auditions, please submit a recording.

To apply for a music scholarship, incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete the NSU Fine Arts Scholarship Application.


Auditions on Campus

Auditions will be held on campus February 16-17, 2024. After completing the scholarship application form you will be notified about the time of your audition. Expect this information approximately three weeks before the audition day.

If you have a scheduled campus visit, you may audition on that day; be sure to let the Admissions Office know so they can schedule the audition into your visit.


Recorded Auditions

You may submit an audition by CD, DVD  or (recommended) unlisted YouTube video or audio file. Video recordings are preferred over audio-only. Email the unlisted YouTube link to audrey.miller@northern.edu, or send CD or DVD via U.S. Postal Service to: 

School of Fine Arts

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D.  57401


For more information about music scholarships, please contact Dr. Audrey Miller at 605-626-2235 or audrey.miller@northern.edu.

All NSU Scholarships