Pro Musica Grants
Pro Musica provides students in the College of Musical Arts with financial support for educational travel. Students enrolled in the College’s degree and certificate programs may apply for grants not to exceed $350 for domestic travel or $500 for international projects. The number of grants awarded annually will depend upon the availability of funds.
Past Grants Awarded
A complete list of past grants awarded is available.
Note: These guidelines are affective as of January 1, 2007.
- Grants are awarded for students to participate/attend competitions, conferences and workshops. These opportunities should be related to the field of study and/or further the student’s professional goal. Pro Musica does not support auditions for other degree programs nor participation in touring ensembles.
- For any academic year, a student may be funded up to a total of $500 for combined awards to domestic and international events. Exceptions may be made in extraordinary circumstances.
- Pro Musica grants will not fund the purchase of equipment, textbooks, materials, supplies or accompanying required for a student’s personal use in completing degree requirements.
- If funds are limited, priority will be given to students making their first grant application.
- Students will not be eligible for a grant if the event takes place after a student has graduated.
- Effective January 19, 2009: Students will not be eligible for a grant when travel is used to secure an income-producing job.
- Travel grants only apply to off-campus activities. On campus master classes, conferences, private instruction, etc. are not eligible for travel grants.
- The grant application form must be submitted prior to the event. Pro Musica is not obligated to review applications received after an event has taken place. Pro Musica will not pay in this academic year for events that took place in the previous year.
- After clicking “submit grant application” the application is sent to the sponsoring faculty member to look over and approve the project. The faculty sponsor may also add additional comments in support of the student’s project before sending the application on to the Dean’s Office for Pro Musica’s consideration.
- All grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday during the week Pro Musica meets to be considered for that meeting. Pro Musica meets the first Thursday of every month, except for June and July.
- You will be notified of the status of your application by letter approximately two weeks after the Pro Musica executive board has met.
- Please use this reimbursement application.
- Upon completion of a funded project, the reimbursment applicant must submit a written report on the completed project and receipts of expenses associated with the grant request to the dean of the College of Musical Arts.
- Grant money will not be paid to a student until the report is turned in to the Dean’s Office. A report is a description of what you did and a statement of how you benefited from this experience rather than a “thank you note.” At least one, typed page, a digital photo, and a copy of the program (where applicable) is required.
- Reimbursement Deadline: Pro Musica grant recipients must submit the required documentation within six weeks following the date of the approved project to be eligible for reimbursement.