The Clemson University Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of scholarship and grant-in-aid opportunities. They come in two main flavors: lesson scholarships and talent-based scholarships.
Students enrolled in orchestra who take lessons will be reimbursed for a portion of their lesson fee just for the asking. In recent years the amount has been about a third of the lesson fee, depending on the number of musicians taking lessons and the amount of money available.
Talent-based scholarships and grants-in-aid
Enrolled orchestra members may also apply for scholarships based on the quality of the student's audition. While the amount awarded cannot be guaranteed for the musician's entire stay at Clemson, students who win awards have in the past usually continued to receive awards of some amount as long as they remained enrolled members in good standing.
Important notice about reimbursements
It is department policy to distribute reimbursements toward the end of the semester. For that reason students pay the full amount of the lesson fee up front, to then be reimbursed a portion of it later. Full information about scholarships and their requirements are available upon request.