St. Mary's University Music Department, Winona, Minnesota

Saint Cecilia Music Scholarships

In addition to a variety of Academic Scholarships offered by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, the Department of Music offers talent-based scholarships. Music scholarships are available for both majors and non majors, average around $1000 and are renewable yearly. These awards are given based on performing ability and music interest. Though you don’t need to be a music major to qualify for an award, you must participate in music activities at Saint Mary's (ensembles, lessons, etc.).

The Saint Cecilia Music Scholarships auditions also serve as the required audition to the music major for those students desiring to declare a major in music, eliminating the need for a separate audition to the major for those who participate. However, again, a major in music is not required to be eligible for St. Cecilia awards.


Scholarship applicants must arrange for two letter of recommendation to be sent to the Scholarship Committee by January 31.

St. Cecilia Music Scholarship candidates should be accomplished musicians with a mastery of their instrument.

Application and Scheduling

Click here to apply
(You must first apply to the university. This link will take you to the university application page which will lead to the scholarship application page.)

To Schedule an audition:
Contact Dr. Patrick O'Shea by phone or email to schedule an audition time (507-457-1598 or

Complete Scholarship Audition Information

Click here to view or download a PDF of the current Scholarship Repertoire Information sheet.