Music Program

The Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Music Scholarship was established by the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Foundation, Inc. to support incoming freshmen and transfer students who are talented vocalists and instrumentalists committed to participate in Marist's music programs and have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship perpetuates the memory of longtime Dutchess County residents Frank and Nelly Fusco and celebrates their shared love of music. Awards will be made by the Marist Office of Student Financial Services in consultation with the Director of Marist's Music Program. Scholarship awards will be renewable subject to satisfactory performance and ongoing good standing within the music program. An audition is required for consideration.

Beginning with new students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester, incoming students applying for the Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti 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 their current award levels.  Please note, an offer of this scholarship does not constitute an offer of admission to the college and is only available for incoming freshmen and transfer students.


Students enrolling in the Fall 2022 semester may audition for the Fusco Music Scholarship either online or in-person.



Please complete the Online Application, ensuring that links to recordings are included on the submission page.  Instrumentalists are also asked to provide links performing two (2) major scales of their choice. 



Each in-person instrumental audition will take approximately 30 minutes.   Each in-person vocal audition will last approximately 15 minutes.  Please arrive to the Marist Music Office approximately 30 minutes prior to your audition time to check-in and warm up.   Should you require accompaniment, please bring a recorded accompanist track with you.  Currently, all visitors to campus are required to complete a COVID-19 Guest Attestation and wear a mask while indoors.  



  • Saturday, January 22, 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (every :00 and :30)
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022:  1:00pm - 5:00pm (every :00 and :30)
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (every :00 and :30)
  • Friday, February 25, 2022:  2:00pm - 5:00pm (every :00 and :30)


Please have the following items prepared for your audition:

  • Two (2) medium/advanced to advanced skill-level solo pieces of contrasting style
  • Two (2) major scales of your choice
  • Completed Audition Application Form
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation



  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022: 11:00am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Friday, January 28, 2022:  11:00am - 1:30pm and 4:00pm - 5:00pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022:  11:00am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Friday, February 25. 2022:  11:00am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022:  11:00am - 1:30pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Friday, March 4, 2022:  11:00am - 1:30pm and 4:00pm - 5:00pm (every 15 minutes)


Please have the following materials prepared for your audition:

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


Frank A. Fusco and Nelly Goletti Fusco Music Scholarship Conditions

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)

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