Accepting Your Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship

If you are selected for a Fine and Performing Arts scholarship, you will be required to submit a contract in order to accept your scholarship. If you are accepting scholarships in multiple disciplines, you must submit a contract for each award type.

Note: These instructions apply to students who have received a scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are inquiring about a previous scholarship, contact the department directly.

Important Notes for All Scholarships

The following requirements apply to all Fine and Performing Arts scholarships:

  • FPA scholarships are designated for full-time, undergraduate students as an investment in your continued growth in your discipline. Participation in the below mentioned requirements assures that you will continue to grow as an artist/performer and leader at SPU. 
  • These scholarships may be renewed annually by action of the Fine Arts Scholarship Committee. Renewability is limited to four academic years for freshmen or equivalent for transfers.
  • You are required to complete an FPA Scholarship Renewal Form each year if you desire to have your scholarship renewed. These forms may be obtained from the Fine and Performing Arts Office in the Crawford Music Building.
  • You are expected to serve as a Fine and Performing Arts liaison as needed at events. 

It is important that you meet these requirements or your scholarship could be discontinued. If you are unable to meet these requirements, you must petition the department chair to consider other options to continue the scholarship.

Vocal Scholarship Contract

As a recipient of a voice scholarship, you are required to register for two credits of Concert Choir (MUS 2350), Gospel Choir (MUS 2301), Tenor/Bass Choir (MUS 2312), or Treble Choir (MUS 2305) each quarter of attendance at Seattle Pacific University. Placement in one of these ensembles will be decided based upon student preference and ensemble need. We celebrate the diversity of musical experiences for students, but we expect a year-long commitment for each placement.

In addition, you will take either one credit of either Individual Voice Instruction (MUS 2219) or Voice Class (MUS 1260) each year.

Instrumental Scholarship Contract

As a recipient of an instrumental scholarship, you are required to participate in private lessons (minimum of one credit per quarter) each quarter of attendance at Seattle Pacific University.

  • If you are an Orchestra scholarship recipient, you must register for two credits of Orchestra (MUS 2353/4353) each quarter of attendance.
  • If you are a Wind Ensemble scholarship recipient, you must register for two credits of Wind Ensemble (MUS 2351/4351) and perform in Orchestra as needed each quarter of attendance.
  • If you are a Percussion Ensemble scholarship recipient, you must register for two credits of Percussion Ensemble (MUS 2307/4307) and perform in Orchestra and Wind Ensemble as needed each quarter of attendance.

Piano Scholarship Contract

As a recipient of a piano scholarship, you are required to:

  • Register for two credits of Individual Piano Instruction (MUS 2217/4217) each quarter of attendance.
  • Actively participate and perform in Studio Encounters and Practicums.
  • Accompany for classes, large ensembles, instrumental or vocal studios, and auditions up to one hour per week as assigned by the head of keyboard studies.

Theatre Scholarship Contract

  • If you are a performance-based theatre scholarship recipient, you are required to audition for all SPU Theatre productions for each academic year that you are receiving a scholarship, maintain availability to be cast for each production, and accept casting if offered a role.
  • If you are a production-based theater scholarship recipient, you must participate in Production Practicum and be available for production crews each quarter of the academic year that you are receiving a scholarship.

Visual Arts Scholarship Contract

As a recipient of a visual arts scholarship, you are required to:

  • Register for one of the following courses during your first academic quarter: Art 1102, Art 1105, Art 1106, or Art 1107. Before the conclusion of that first quarter you should plan to meet with one of our art faculty to receive advice concerning continuation of your scholarship.
  • Take a minimum of 8 credits per academic year (classes with the "ART" designation), or become a declared art major or minor.