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Auditions & Scholarships

Scholarship and Department Admission Audition Information

The Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo is proud to present approximately $100,000 in Music scholarships annually through the Caroline Cramer-Voss and Capps A. Capozzolo Scholarship Funds. These awards provide ample scholarships in music for qualified and talented students Music majors and minors. (Additional awards may be available for non-Music Majors/Minors who enroll and participate successfully in University music ensembles.)

Students may audition for Summer or Fall 2020 admission at any of the following special events:

  • October 30-November 2, 2019 - Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival
  • November 22-23,2019 - Honor Choir and Orchestra Festival
  • Friday, January 31, 2020 - ‘Music Major for the Day’ at CSU-Pueblo
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 - Violin Day - 3:30-5, Room 205          
  • Thursday-Saturday, February 13-15, 2020 - CSU-Pueblo Festival of Winds

Special Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, January 18, Auditions 9-12
  • Saturday, February 8, Auditions 9-12
  • Saturday, April 4, Auditions 9-12

For information about our auditions, special events, or to schedule an audition as part of a campus visit, please contact Joan Acosta, our administrative assistant, at 719.549.2552 or Students are encouraged to complete their audition and application to the University by March 1st to receive the strongest consideration of scholarship funding.

Reminder: All students who plan to declare a Music Major or Music Minor degree program must audition for acceptance into The Department of Music, which is in addition to receiving admittance to the University as a Degree Seeking Student.

Significant awards are available for all performance areas. Call or e-mail the Department if you have specific questions. In addition, please feel free to contact a faculty member in your performance area (see the Faculty link) to discuss appropriate selections and to ask other questions specific to your area.

In order to receive scholarship awards from this fund, applicants must:
  • Apply and be accepted to the University by March 1st, although late admission is possible
  • Perform an audition for the music faculty (see the link on the left side of this page to Audition Performance Requirements)
  • Enroll, be advised by the music faculty, and register as a full-time student at CSU-Pueblo
In order to receive maximum scholarship consideration, students should also:
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st for priority scholarship consideration
  • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) by March 1st for priority scholarship consideration
  • Complete the Institutional Scholarship Application by March 1st for priority scholarship consideration (Go to the Institutional Scholarship Application Page)

Scholarships recipients will be required to participate in a minimum of two performing ensembles per semester as determined by Departmental needs and enroll in private lessons on their scholarship instrument.

All auditions are completed at the Capps Capozzolo Center for the Arts on the CSU-Pueblo campus, or by alternate arrangement. Upon request, auditions can be arranged at additional dates other than those posted above. To request an audition time, fill out our Music Interest Form located at

As students make preparations to visit campus, please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your confirmed audition time. Please bring with you a resume, at least one letter of recommendation from a music specialist, and three copies of your music for faculty hearing your audition.

College and University Transfer Students:
If you are receiving a scholarship from your current school, you must submit the Scholarship Release Form in order for us to be able to offer you a scholarship at CSU-Pueblo.


Music Department

Anthony "Capps" Capozzolo Center for the Arts

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