Grants & Scholarships

A young guitarist performs on stage

At LMU Music, we recognize that many students and their families need assistance in meeting the costs of an outstanding private education. Regardless of a family’s financial circumstances, all applicants are encouraged to apply for university need-based aid. In addition, LMU Music awards scholarships to students with outstanding demonstrated talent in the student’s chosen field of study. Below is a complete list of offered departmental scholarships, grants, and awards.


Voice & Piano

George A. V. Dunning Music Scholarship
Established by George A.V. Dunning to provide financial assistance for students majoring in music especially in voice and piano.

Amparo Iturbi Music
Scholarship fund established by Jose Iturbi in memory of his sister, Amparo Iturbi, for music majors, particularly those specializing in the piano.

Halbert Blair Scholarship
Established in memory of voice instructor Halbert Blair, this award goes to an outstanding male voice major.


Truman Hutton Scholarship
Scholarships for music majors with an emphasis on string players.


Nanette Salamunovich Goodman Scholarship
The recipient of this grant must be a member of the University Choruses and have a good scholastic record. Selection will be based on talent and dedication to choral singing and not on financial need. Recipient is normally a music major.

Richard H. Trame, S.J. Scholarship
Established in memory of the former moderator of the LMU Choruses, this award goes to an outstanding member of the choruses who is also a music major. 

Mastrovich Adams Scholarship
Part of the Adams Mastrovich Family Foundation Choral Endowment, these scholarships are awarded to outstanding members of the university choruses who have a strong GPA and financial need. Recipient does not have to be a music major or minor. 

Paul Salamunovich Award for Choral Excellence
Honoring Professor Emeritus and long-time Director of Choral Activities at LMU, the Salamunovich medal goes to an outstanding graduating senior who has exhibited exemplary participation in the LMU choruses throughout his/her time at the university. The award recipient does not have to be a music major.

Department Awards

The music department recognizes graduating seniors with awards presented at the spring Student Soloists Recital.

Outstanding Scholar Award
Officially awarded at the university academic awards ceremony, the scholar award is granted to the senior in the department graduating with the highest grade point average.

Fr. Richard Trame, S.J. Award
Established in memory of this long-time friend and supporter of the Department of Music, the Trame medal is normally awarded to a male and female graduating senior music major who have shown outstanding comprehensive involvement in the activities, curriculum and performance of the Department of Music.


Grants provide general financial assistance for LMU students participating in music activities. While initially established for chorus members, funds are now awarded vocal and instrumental students (majors and non-majors).