Music Programs

The Department of Music is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Performance Requirements
Music majors and minors are required to enroll in a major/minor performance class and a major ensemble each semester until their performance requirements are met. Additionally, students are required to perform in a minimum of one recital each semester and pass a jury examination before the faculty at the end of each semester.

Comprehensive Examination
Each music major is required to take a comprehensive examination (concurrent with the Major Performance 307 course). This examination will determine the type of exit project required for graduation: a basic recital, honors recital or artist recital.

Senior Recitals
The exit requirement for music majors is the senior recital which should be performed during the 407 or 408 major performance course level.

Required Attendance
Music majors are required to attend workshops, seminars, and recitals. Students will received the "S" grade in Recital Attendance 101 (RCT) for attendance of a minimum of 8 activities each of the six semesters.

Grades in Major
All music majors and minors are required to pass music courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Music majors and music minors who take private lessons will be assessed $35.00 per one hour applied lesson and $17.50 per half-hour lesson (non-music majors or non-minor are also assessed for private lessons) accordingly.

Music majors are assessed $50.00 per semester for piano/organ practice facilities.

Special Summer Programs
Special Summer Programs are available through the Hampton University Music Department. They are the Hampton University Music Enrichment Program (HUM) for grades 4-9 and the Hampton University Summer Band Camp and Director's Clinic.

Hampton University Music Enrichment Program (HUM) Brochure/Application ▶


Music Scholarships

Hampton University offers music scholarships to qualified students. Music scholarships are not designed to pay all of the expenditures for attending Hampton University, but to help defray some of those expenditures. First-time scholarship awards are based primarily on the performance ability of the student. Subsequent awards are based on the student's musical growth, commitment to the field of music, and demonstrated performance ability.

Qualifying for a Music Scholarship

After being accepted to the University, complete this Music Scholarship Application form, and audition. Students submitting video tapes for their audition may receive a conditional award based on their tape. However, they will be required to audition upon arrival on campus in August to receive the actual award.

Scholarship Eligibility
Department of Music
Scholarship Talent Award
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Music Majors are eligible.
Band Scholarships Open to all majors based on talent and need of organization.
Band Scholarship Open to all majors, talent, and need of organization.
R. Nathaniel Dett
Music Scholarship
Music majors based on talent and good academic standing.
Rufus B. and Evelyn
Easter Music Scholarship
Eligible on a talent and need.
Charles Flax Music Scholarship Freshman Music Majors with 3.0 GPA or higher.
Choir Scholarships Open to all students based on ensemble need and talent.
Orchestra Scholarships Open to all students based on ensemble and talent.
HU Force Marching Band