Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Music - Scholarships

DFPA Instrumental Music Ensemble Scholarships

These awards provide annual financial assistance to talented students who play in Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in one (or more) of the ensembles listed above for the fall and spring semester, be a member in good standing, and maintain full-time student status at Loyola University Chicago.


Successful audition. You do not need to be a music major or minor to receive this scholarship. 

For All Ensembles: 

Winds/Brass/Percussion: Chromatic scale, ascending/descending, full instrument range or at least 2 octaves as well as one other major scale of choice. 

Strings: 3-octave scales of choice. 

For Orchestra & Wind Ensemble (strings, winds, brass, and percussion): Two short, contrasting (lyrical/technical) pieces or excerpts, no more than 4-5 minutes total. 

For Jazz Ensemble: Prepare a jazz etude or a selection of big band music. Contact Scott Burns at sburns5@luc.edu for more info. Optional: improvise over F or B-flat blues.

Applications and Auditions: Application is by audition and is open to all instruments. Special consideration will be given to students who enroll in two or more ensembles, as well as drum set players with prior jazz band experience.

Dates: For current LUC students, auditions will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. For incoming students, summer 2014 auditions will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 20 & 27, July 11, and August 1. Auditions will be held in Mundelein Center Room 169. Interested students should contact Director of Ensembles Dr. Frederick Lowe at flowe@luc.edu

Monetary Value: $1,110 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Terms of Renewal: Maintenance of full-time student status with minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 at Loyola University Chicago.

The Walter Zanozik Scholarship

This award is available annually to provide financial assistance to talented performance students who are Music majors at Loyola University Chicago.

Eligibility: Must maintain full-time student status at Loyola University Chicago with minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Must demonstrate financial need or qualification for need.

Requirements: Must be declared as a Music major and demonstrate vocal, guitar, keyboard, or  accompaniment talent.

Applications and Auditions: No application or audition.
Recipient is announced before June 1 of each year.

Monetary Value: Up to $2,000; determined by the number and quality of applications.

Terms of Renewal: Maintenance of full-time student status with minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 at Loyola University Chicago as a major in Music with successful performance in principal applied area, as demonstrated in musicales, recitals, or rehearsals/performances (accompanists only).