Music Scholars

$1,000-$3,000/per year (maximum of four years)

The Music Scholars program is designed for students to enhance the campus life and community with their musical talents while pursuing academic goals in the sciences.

Applications are welcome from vocalists, brass players, woodwinds players, percussionists, and jazz musicians. Preference may be given to areas of need, such as low brass, double reeds, and vocalists.

Program Overview

A limited number of music scholars will be selected annually.

Under the guidance of the College’s Director of Music Activities and the music scholars program advisors, scholars will be assigned to participate in appropriate music ensembles that may include the Royal Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and/or annual musicals. Scholars will also serve as a student advisory board to the College’s music program and assist in administration of the program as directed by the program advisor.

How to Apply

To apply for the program, submit: 

  1. Application for admission to St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  2. Application essay responding to the following prompt (500-700 words)
    Describe your musical experience (instruments, ensembles, events, etc.) and explain why music remains a priority to you as a college student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
  3. A Letter of recommendation from a teacher or trainer who is familiar with your musical abilities or who directed one of your musical performances.
  4. Optional: Any other materials that you believe will help represent your talent (resumes, links to videos of your playing, etc.). Be creative!

Application materials should be submitted by email to with the subject line, Music Scholars Application. 


  • February 4: Deadline for all application materials
  • February 18: Applicants will be notified of their selection as finalists

Finalists will be contacted to schedule on-campus auditions and interviews. Auditions will consist of a prepared solo that best represents the student’s musical abilities, as well as scales, exercises, and sight reading as appropriate.