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Music Performance Scholarships

Here are some of the Music Performance scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Music Assistance Fund Scholarship Program

Scholarships are awarded to US citizens of African descent (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, or similar heritage) studying orchestral instruments who: * intend to pursue a professional career in this country's symphony orchestras; * are music majors studying in a degree program at a US conservatory, university school, department of music, or recognized summer program in North America. Please note that voice, piano, saxophone, composition, and conducting are not included. Consideration is also given to younger students who are at least 12 years of age and who demonstrate accomplishment and promise.

Bernard O. Pressler Memorial

This scholarship is awarded to student trombonists only.

Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition

92nd Annual Schubert Club Scholarship Competition The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards approximately $50,000 annually to young musicians. (An additional $10,000 is given away in other scholarship and grant programs.) Two cash prizes in each age and instrument category are awarded – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education. The Competition is named in memory of Bruce P. Carlson, executive director of The Schubert Club from 1968 to 2006. Participants can download and mail, or electronically submit an application. Please read all the information carefully. Applications must be received complete with all required information and one $45 (per contestant) application fee. Payments and applications can be mailed to The Schubert Club offices or online with payment through PayPal. Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be a resident or enrolled in a learning institution within the 5-state region (MN, WI, SD, ND or IA). Please check website for dates of competition.

Laura Jane Frank Memorial Scholarship

These performance awards can amount to the equivalent of one-half of tuition and are available in both vocal and instrumental music. However financial need is not a factor when determining a talent award

Dieter and Hannah Renning Music Scholarship

Eligibility: Music Major • Part-time or Full-time enrollment GPA: 3.00

Mary Lou Hoover Conrad Music Scholarship

Recipients must have a major in the School of Music, with preference given to students majoring in keyboard and voice. The award is awarded to an incoming freshman student and is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria.

Betty Barbour Dexter Memorial Scholarship

Humanities & the Arts - Music & Dance New or transferring music majors in cello, with 12 units, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Carole Herriott (Muncie Symphony League) Scholarship

The recipient must be a piano major, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Ball State with at least sophomore standing, and have an overall grade point average of 3.0, with 3.5 in the major. Students must supply two written recommendations from faculty members; one of these must be a Ball State piano instructor. Financial need will be a consideration.

AMCA Music Scholarships

An applicant must be a full-time college student in a Bachelor's Degree program. An applicant must be a Music Major (Voice or Choral emphasis receives preference). An applicant must be sponsored by a chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America. A detailed letter of support must be sent by the member chorus to the Scholarship Chair by the deadline date. Previous scholarship winners who continue to meet the eligibility requirements must reapply each year.

The Loadwick-Ryan Memorial Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Music & Dance For students majoring in music, voice or piano, carrying 12 units and having a 3.0 GPA.

Lead Belly Music Scholarship

Lead Belly's impact on the history of American music is unquestioned and legendary. He is a forerunner to Rock and Roll, as well as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We at the Lead Belly Foundation aspire to expose the world to many such influential artist through our scholarship recipients, support to school music programs, community music institutes and camps. It is our hope that future artist may one day change the way we listen to music and attain honor of having their own music recorded over and over again like a vast majority of famous musicians have done with the music of Lead Belly.

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