Piano Scholarships

The University of Tulsa School of Music Announces

 The Patti Johnson Wilson Auditions and Awards for Piano Majors

 The Patti Johnson Wilson Pianist Award is

an award for an outstanding pianist with excellent academic credentials

and is worth as much as $80,000 over four years.

Scholar Awards are substantial financial awards towards tuition and

will be given to other select pianists.

The scholarships and awards are for students entering at the freshman level and/or who are transferring from two-year colleges who plan to major in Piano Performance.

Audition Dates:  January 19, January 26 & February 1-2

***Alternate audition times may be scheduled by contacting the School of Music Office at 918-631-2262 or emailing Dr. Roger Price at william-price@utulsa.edu.

*Smaller amounts may be awarded to advanced pianists who intend to major in other disciplines but desire to continue serious piano studies.

**DVD auditions are accepted on a per case basis

Tuesday with Tulsa

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post is by Weston K., a sophomore from Pennsylvania who won the Tom Russell scholarship in Chemical Engineering ( which is awarded to the top freshman in the program each year).

I was Weston’s admission counselor two years ago and I remember he applied to a lot of colleges before deciding on TU. I asked him if he would be interested in writing a post about how he made the decision to attend a university over 1,000 miles away from home. Here’s his post…

Why would you go to school in Oklahoma?! I heard this question over and over when I made my college decision, during my graduation party, and even every once in a while here at TU. My name is Weston K. and I am a sophomore Chemical Engineering major from Northwest Pennsylvania. Here are a few reasons why I made the decision to come to TU and why I haven’t looked back since.


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Gates Millennium Scholarship Workshop

On Saturday, The Office of Admission had the pleasure of helping three TU students host a workshop for area high school students about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

If you don’t know about the Gates Millennium Scholarship, you have to check it out in case you are eligible to apply. It is one of my very favorite outside scholarships and is life-changing, because because it covers a recipients’ entire unmet need and self-help aid. That means, that if you receive the scholarship, you can attend any accredited college or university in the United States, and Gates will cover the remaining cost after your other grants and scholarships. All you have to do is get admitted and choose a university!

GMS awards 1,000 of these scholarships every year to outstanding minority students with hgh financial need in order “to make a significant impact on the future direction of the nation.” The GMS Program wants to guide the way for the future leaders of the country.

I think it’s working.

After school started in August, I was approached by three Gates Scholars who currently attend TU. The girls, all juniors, wanted to host a workshop to help spread the word about the Gates Millennium Scholarship and offer their advice on how to apply. Of course, I thought it was a fabulous idea, so I helped the girls plan and market the event.

The girls didn’t stop there! They voluntarily got out into the Tulsa community and visited high schools to encourage students to attend the workshop. They must have done a good job, because I had to close registration to the event early because of a full-house!

The students did a presentation on the GMS program and walked participants through the actual application so families could get a feel for the essays that are included and how they might manage their time and energy for the application. They shared their own (inspirational) stories and talked about how the scholarship has changed their lives.

It was a great event! I loved looking at the audience and thinking that some future Gates Scholarship finalists might be sitting in that very room! I hope everyone who attended the workshop applies for the scholarship. Good luck!

Shaliah, Laura and Leah, you each did a fabulous job! I am so proud of you. You are already wonderful leaders. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future.

If you want to learn more about the Gates Millennium Scholarship and see if you are eligible to apply, please visit http://www.gmsp.org/default.aspx.

-Casey Reed