University of Maryland
Bookmark and Share

Scholarships & Gifts

Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet available for Fall of 2015

Scholarships and financial aid provide critical assistance to student musicians. The UMD School of Music offers numerous awards for our most competitive undergraduate and graduate students, seeking additional sources of aid each year through the generosity of donors and advocates.

Undergraduate Aid

Music merit scholarships are awarded by the School of Music to top candidates of the incoming class, based on an applicant's music ability and/or music education interview. School of Music scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, room and board, or other expenses in the student's university account. There is no separate application to be considered for School of Music merit scholarships.

  • Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA) Scholarships are the value of full in-state tuition, and are renewable for up to four years.
  • Director's Scholarships vary in amount and are renewable for up to four years.

Academic merit scholarships are awarded by the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For the majority of these awards, there is no separate application.

Current students may be eligible for scholarships listed with the College of Arts & Humanities.

Need-based aid is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by the February 15 deadline to be considered for federal grants, loans, and work-study.

Graduate Aid

Graduate Assistantships are offered to select students by the School of Music with generous stipends and tuition remission in exchange for teaching, administrative work, and ensemble participation. There is no separate application, although some instruments/programs do have additional requirements during the audition/portfolio review. For general info, visit Graduate Assistantships at The Graduate School.

Chamber Music Fellowships: The University of Maryland School of Music Graduate Fellowship String Quartet (masters or doctoral level) and Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet (masters or doctoral level) include many great benefits, such as:

  • Full tuition remission
  • Generous stipend of $20,000
  • Intensive chamber music study with members of the Guarneri String Quartet, the Left Bank Quartet, and UMD brass and woodwind faculty
  • Featured performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • Support in professional development

We are currently accepting applications for the Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet. Applicants may audition either as individuals or pre-formed quintets. Click here for application requirements. 

Applications Due December 1

Assistantships and fellowships may be offered through the College of Arts & Humanities, and elsewhere on campus through other departments; many positions are posted by University Human Resources. Applicants are encouraged to apply and to seek guidance from the Music Admissions Office.

Need-based aid is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by the February 15 deadline to be considered for federal grants, loans, and work-study.