Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship$1,000-$8,000 annually ($4,000-$32,000 over four years)

Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarships support students continuing their participation in music at Gustavus. Students do not need to major or minor within the department to qualify for or maintain the scholarship.

To Apply:

Students may apply for the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship after applying for admission and receiving access to their Gustavus Applicant Portal.

Early Action Applicants: November 8, 2023 - deadline for Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship applications. Please watch your email for further instructions on completing the scholarship process.

Rolling Admission Applicants: February 8, 2024 - deadline for Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship applications. Rolling Admission applicants will submit their audition recordings virutally.

To Audition:

Bjorling Music Scholarship applicants who applied Early Action and will be attending Scholarship Day and auditioning live on campus on Saturday, November 18, will receive additional confirmation information emailed to them within two weeks of the event. 

Instrumental auditioners should be prepared to perform two contrasting works from the traditional classical literature totaling 10 minutes or less.

Vocal auditioners can perform one musical or show tune and one classical selection. An accompanist will be provided by Gustavus. Please bring an original copy of your accompanist music to your audition on November 18 (Early Action applicants).

Students auditioning for jazz involvement can perform one jazz and one classical piece.

To Maintain:

Renewal of the scholarship requires participation in music lessons and a department approved performing ensemble.

Applicants will receive communication from the Music Department Chair after they have chosen Gustavus.

The Application for Admission opened on August 1, 2023. Please reach out to Scholarship Coordinator Lindsey Owens lowens@gustavus.edu with any questions.