Music education can open a world of opportunity for youth in our community. Research indicates that music education can improve fine motor skills and sound discrimination, help with language development, increase IQs and test scores, and help youth develop spatial-temporal skills that assist with problem-solving. To ensure students from all backgrounds have access to the benefits of music education, the Wausau Conservatory of Music awards more than $45,000 each year in Tuition Assistance Scholarships.
for music students.
Tuition Assistance Scholarships
The Conservatory offers financial aid to qualifying students based on need as determined by a sliding scale that considers family financial resources and the number of dependents. Applications are due by mid-July; 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.
College Scholarships for Graduating WCM Students
Barbara A. Lattimer Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a college freshman who has undertaken vocal music lessons 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 student who has studied at the Conservatory and is a freshman majoring in vocal music or music theatre.
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities
Each year spring music competitions are held and students are awarded performance and merit scholarships that they may apply to their following year of study.
Work study opportunities at the Conservatory can help families with tuition costs. Students and their families may participate in work study programs. Please consult our office for more information.
Numerous area public and private schools provide scholarship funds for students interested in taking private music and vocal lessons or attending music camps. Check with your teachers and administrators.