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Tuition Assistance and Scholarships


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The Wausau Conservatory of Music annually awards $45,000 in tuition assistance scholarships. These funds are raised through two annual events: The Mother's Day Rose Sale and the Una Notte Bella Gala. Additionally several endowment scholarships are used to fund the Tuition Assistance Program.

Tuition Assistance Scholarships

The Conservatory offers financial aid to qualifying students in the form of reduced tuition. Financial aid, based on need, is determined using a sliding scale that considers family financial resources and number of dependents. Annually applications are due by mid-July before the fall semester. However, additional requests can be made throughout the year. Awards are given annually and are applied to both the fall and spring semesters for lessons, classes and ensembles.


Performance and Merit Scholarships

Each year spring competitions are held and awarded to the following year of study. Students should contact their private teachers for applications and audition dates.

Work Study

Tuition assistance may be earned by students or families. Please consult our office.

Check with your School

Many area schools have scholarship funds to take lessons or attend music camps.

College Scholarships – graduating WCM students

Barbara A. Lattimer Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a college freshman who has undertaken vocal music at the Conservatory and is enrolling as a vocal music or vocal theatre major.

Thurow Vocal Scholarship

Through a generous contribution from Jack and Susan Szmanda, a scholarship is awarded to a college freshman who has studied voice at the Conservatory and is a freshman majoring in vocal music or music theatre.