Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship

$2,000-$8,000 annually ($8,000-$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:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission to Gustavus Adolphus College
  2. Complete the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship application, including all supporting materials:
  • Music Resume
  • Music Audition (live or submitted recordings)

You may apply for the Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship in multiple performance areas-- for example, you may submit one application for voice and another for piano. Separate application forms, recommendation letters, and resumes must be completed for each performance area. However, only one music award will be granted.

To Maintain:

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

Deadlines:

November 1, 2018 for Early Action Applicants. All supporting material must be included with submission by this deadline. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus to audition for the scholarship on November 17, 2018. 

January 4, 2019 for Rolling Admission Applicants. All supporting material must be included with submission by this deadline. Scholarship finalists will be invited to campus to audition for the scholarship on February 23, 2019. 

On Scholarship Day:

Check-In & Parking: All Bjorling Music finalists should check in for the 9:00 a.m. welcome in Christ Chapel. Given our current construction challenges, please consider dropping your instrument off in the lobby of the Bjorling Recital Hall prior to the welcome beginning at 8 a.m. From here, you may walk to the Chapel, or you may drive around to park in lot A, P, or B. After the welcome session, feel free to drive back around campus & park near the Bjorling Recital Hall. Parking is available in lot E, immediately south of the Bjorling Recital Hall (see map).

Auditions: Please check-in at the Bjorling Auditions check-in table in the lobby of the Bjorling Recital Hall at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time. We will provide directions to your audition location. 

Music scholarship auditions should consist of performing two contrasting pieces by different composers. These two pieces should have a combined length of 10 minutes or less. Instrumental auditions will be unaccompanied. Vocal auditions will be accompanied by a professional accompanist provided by Gustavus. Vocalists should bring an original copy of the their accompanist music.

Instrument storage: You may safely store any instrument in the lobby of the Bjorling Recital Hall throughout the day.

Lunch: See your individual schedule in your folder for your assigned lunch time and location. Your lunch time will be scheduled around your audition/s.