Financial Aid & Scholarships

Funding Your Degree

Student success is our primary goal, and we strongly believe that students are given an advantage when they graduate with little or no student loan debt. In that regard, UB is notable, according to the New York Times, for its #1 ranking amongst schools in New Yorks State in Quality, Affordability, and Access.

In addition to the numerous financial resources that UB itself offers, the UB Department of Music has substantial financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students that enable them to earn their degrees without incurring significant student debt.

Departmental Awards

In a typical year, the UB Department of Music awards a total of more than 10 undergraudate scholarships and numerous graduate assistantships and fellowships. These include:

  • Charles and Eunice Buell Scholarship
  • Anna C. Garrahee Scholarship
  • Richard B. Cuthbert Scholarship – Excellence in Violin, Viola, or Cello Performance
  • Thomas J. Clifton / Maylak Scholarship – Excellence in Music Theory or Piano Performance
  • John Lund Memorial Scholarship – WPHD Music Scholarship
  • Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman Scholarship – Excellence in Performance
  • Baird Opera Scholarship – Excellence in Vocal Performance
  • John H. Hunt Scholarship – BPS Academy of Visual and Performance Arts
  • B. Simon Scholarship
  • Frederick Olmstead Scholarship
  • Cameron Baird Scholarship

In addition, every year, one exceptional student in the creative or performing arts is chosen to receive the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship, a four-year scholarship covering all resident tuition and fees (minus any other aid received). Eligible students have an unweighted high school average of at least 90 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1230 or an ACT score of at least 27. A personal interview and a separate scholarship application are required.

Scholarship Applications

UB music department scholarships are awarded competitively as the result of departmental auditions in the spring and fall. In order to be eligible, prospective students are encouraged to audition in the spring prior to their potential enrollment, whether or not they end up enrolling at UB.

For more information, get in touch with Prof. Brian Moseley, Director of Undergraduate Studies.