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Music Program

Awards are available based on talent and technical merit.  Beginning with new students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester, incoming students applying for the Fusco Music Scholarship are eligible to receive a $2,500 award renewable each year.  Incoming students may audition for instrumental or vocal scholarships prior to their admission to Marist College.  Existing Music Scholars will continue to receive their scholarship at current award levels. 

Please note, an offer of the Fusco Music Scholarship does not constitute an offer of admission to the college and is only available for new students.

Auditions for the Fusco Music Scholarship will happen entirely online for incoming students enrolling in Fall 2021.


Fusco Music Scholarship Conditions

Fusco Music Scholars must meet the following conditions to maintain scholarship renewal eligibility:

  • Student must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Student must declare music as their minor field of study
  • Student must maintain a 2.85 cumulative grade point average
  • Student must participate in ensembles prescribed by the Director of the Music Program, Director of Bands or Orchestra Director (Instrumental Scholar) or Director of Choral Activities (Vocal Scholar)

Audition Requirements

Please have the following materials prepared for your audition:

Vocal Audition:

  • One (1) classical-style selection; performed in a foreign language
  • One (1) selection of contrasting quality and genre (may be in English)
  • Repertoire List
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation

Instrumental Audition:

  • Two (2) Level 4+ solo pieces, no accompaniment necessary (Level 4 based on the NYSSMA Solo Manual, for other state grading systems please consult your private instructor or band/orchestra director)
  • Two (2) major scales of your choice
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation

For further information, please contact the Marist College Music Program at (845) 575-3242 or