Elliot Doyle was awarded a scholarship from the Augustana University School of Music for the 2021-22 academic year.
The scholarship is designed to recognize students’ musical talents, their ability to contribute to the excellence of AU ensembles and to make an Augustana education more affordable. Four School of Music scholarships are available including the Pro Musica Scholarship, All-State Music Scholarship, Ensemble Scholarship, and Marching Band Scholarship.
The Pro Musica scholarship is the most competitive award in the School of Music. Any student is eligible for this scholarship, regardless of the major chosen, after completing an application and audition, according to a press release from Augustana University. The laureates selected by the faculty of the School of Music have generally been director / section head in their entire high school and have had several years of private education.
The All-State Music Scholarship is available to any student who has achieved All-State Honor in a band, orchestra, choir, or jazz band at any point in their high school career in their respective state.
Wadena-Deer Creek graduate Elliot Doyle plays drums with the group WDC on Monday, May 31, 2021, during the Memorial Day program in Wadena. Michael Johnson / Pioneer Journal
The Ensemble Scholarship is awarded to students in recognition of their musical talent and commitment to participate in one of Augustana’s leading musical ensembles. Students are selected by audition.
The Marching Band scholarship is available to any incoming student who signs up to participate in the Augustana Viking Marching Band.
Students who receive a scholarship from the School of Music are required to participate in a musical ensemble and private lessons, the statement said. Package and lesson requirements vary by scholarship.