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Central State University Band Scholarships


All entering freshmen, first-time CSU band students, and transfer students must audition to be band members and be eligible for the Central State University Band Scholarships. Students do not have to be music majors to audition for a band scholarship. The audition is a vital part of evaluating the student's musical and technical proficiency in their instrument. Students must maintain full-time status and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of the spring semester each academic year; and also maintain good academic standing. They must enroll in marching band, pep band, concert band, and any other ensembles as determined by the director of bands. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in all ensembles. They must attend and participate in all rehearsals and performances, including pre-semester rehearsals and performances. Students must ensure employment schedules do not conflict with rehearsal or performance schedules. They must receive approval from the director of bands in the case of class schedule conflicts; maintain a regular, individual practice schedule and meet the performance standards of all ensembles; and attend all principal applied lessons and other class lessons as determined by the director of bands and the requirements of the student's degree program. Students must also maintain behavior in keeping with policies outlined in the student handbook, band handbook, and course syllabi.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Ohio