Music Scholarships

Become a Part of the McKendree Music Experience!

 

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Audition Based Scholarship Opportunities

  • McKendree University Visual and Performing Arts Division: $3,000 awarded annually for participation in an academic music ensemble such as Concert Band, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, or Dance Ensemble

  • State Music Educators Association Achievement Award: ILMEA and MMEA instrumentalists of at least the District level are eligible to receive the maximum award of $5,000 for participation in both Marching Band and Concert Band. This award is applicable towards students from all states providing they have achieved this status their senior year of high school

All 3 types awards are eligible to stack on top of academic awards, but none of them will stack together. Maximum awards when paired with academic awards can be as high as $18,000!

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Available Music Degrees


The Department of Music at McKendree offers the following undergraduate degrees:


Bachelor in Music Education

BA in Music, with the option to complete an emphasis in:

Classical Performance

Jazz Performance

Church Music

Interdisciplinary degree in Music Marketing


McKendree also offers a traditional music minor.  All intended music majors or minors MUST audition for program entry.

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For more information about your area of interest, contact one of the following professors:

 

Photo of Nancy Ypma, D.Mus.Nancy Ypma, D.Mus.

Chair of the Division of Visual & Performing Arts
Professor of Music
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts
(618) 537-6922

nypma@mckendree.edu 


Photo of Jennifer Moder, Ph.D.Jennifer Moder, IPhD

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Director of Concert Band & Wind Ensemble
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts 1090
(618) 537-6428
jamoder@mckendree.edu

 

Headshot of John McDonald, DMAJohn McDonald, DMA

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Director of Concert Choir
Hettenhausen Center for the Arts 1110
(618) 537-6554
jtmcdonald@mckendree.edu

 

 

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