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.
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:
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.
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.