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 between $1000 to $3000 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.


Registration for 2016 Audition Dates is now open!

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 (Simply Seniors Event, Winona)
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 (Winona)
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 (Twin Cities)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 (Chicago)
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 (Chicago)
Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Winona)
Sunday, March 6, 2016 (Winona)

Click here to schedule your audition.

Dr. Patrick O'Shea will then be in touch with further information and instructions.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit a recorded audition, you may reach Dr. O'Shea by calling 507-457-1598, or e-mailing

Preparing for your audition

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