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.

Mrs. F.A.Z. Kumler Award

The recipient shall be a full-time student enrolled in Ball State and majoring in one of the programs offered through the School of Music, preferably a piano student. The recipient shall be an outstanding music student (based on criteria established by the scholarship committee) experiencing financial need.

Emeritus Award in Dance

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Music & Dance For a full-time undergraduate Dance major with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Spreen Award for Academic Excellence, Haws Award for Excellence in Performance, Garman Award for Excellence in Choreography

Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in music performance. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the Music Department Administrative Coordinator ((562) 985-5331;; UMC-C306).

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.

Muncie Symphony League Scholarship

The Muncie Symphony League awards two scholarships in the amount of $750 each for the spring semester. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage a student with a serious commitment to participate in ensemble music, especially in the field of symphonic music. For more information, download the MSL Scholarship Application.

Fiddlershop Music Scholarship

Fiddlershop is proud to support violinists of any skill level and playing ability. For our inaugural scholarship, we will be awarding a Holstein Traditional Panette Violin ($1600 worth) to one lucky student passionate about music. The awardee will be chosen based on his or her response to the following question: What does playing the violin mean to you?

Jean C. Kohler Piano Memorial Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time music major and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to music majors who have demonstrated excellence in their music majors who do not hold other music scholarships; however, other outstanding entering freshman may also be considered if within the needs of the School of Music.

The Music Foundation of SW Florida College Scholarships

Each year a Southwest Florida high school senior can receive a scholarship to Edison Community College to major in music. The recipients audition for and are accepted by the Music Department at the college.

Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS)

1. If you are enrolled in high school, you must be a senior. 2. If you are not enrolled in high school (whether you are enrolled in college, are a high school graduate not enrolled in college, or an individual not completing high school), you must be 17 or 18 years old on December 1. 3. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or of its official territories unless applying in Jazz. ARTS is a national program designed to identify, recognize and encourage talented high school seniors and other young artists 17 or 18 years of age in the areas of Dance, Music/Instrumental, Music/Jazz, Music/Voice, Theater, Photography, Film and Video, Visual Arts, and Writing. The ARTS program recognizes these young people with the following opportunities to let their talents shine: ARTS Week - An all-expenses-paid week in Miami in January consisting of master classes, workshops, discussions, performances, exhibitions and interaction between 125 young artists and panels of distinguished artists. An evaluation of each artist's work by experts in the field. Scholarships - Access to scholarships offered by NFAA's Scholarship List Service subscribers. Unrestricted cash grants from $100-$3,000 each. Nominations to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. NFAA's ongoing support of its alumni through various internships and career advancement programs. The ARTS program is sanctioned by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society

Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is, once again, offering scholarships in both instrumental and vocal categories. Winners of the scholarships are awarded $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place in each category. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense. It is not the purpose of this competition to select Glenn Miller look-alikes or sound- alikes, nor is it limited to pop music performances. Rather, in honoring Glenn, we wish to seek out and assist promising young talents from any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow.

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