Music Scholarships

Music Programs



Marching Band Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded annually to new students participating in marching band at Defiance College. Selection is based upon on-site auditions prior to the student's first fall enrollment. Marching Band Scholarship recipients must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester of marching band/music ensemble, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Renewed annually pending continual participation in the marching band program.

Music Scholarships
Richard W. Stroede Scholarship, $1,000 annually ($500 per semester)
Music Talent Award, $500 annually ($250 per semester)

Scholarship Information & Guidelines

Scholarships are available for incoming full-time students interested in participating in Music Programs at Defiance College. Scholarship recipients are selected through on-site auditions the spring prior to the student’s first fall enrollment. Music talent award and Stroede scholarship winners must enroll for a minimum of one credit hour per semester of music ensembles, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. The R.W. Stroede recipient must also take one credit hour of an applied lesson per semester.

Audition Dates – freshman enrolling fall of 2014

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Music Programs Audition Requirements - Vocal and Instrumental
One prepared class A or B solo is required. Scales, sight reading and/or tonal retention exercises may also be requested. An accompanist can be provided by request with music received two weeks prior to audition.

To set up an audition or receive more information on Music Programs at Defiance College please contact Andrew Schultz, Director of Music Programs, at

Send audition materials to:

Andrew Schultz
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton
Defiance, OH 43512