Music Performance Scholarships
Here are some of the Music Performance scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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.
Pursuing a career in music, specifically piano and/or voice, with emphasis on Hawaiian music, opera or musical theatre
Demonstrate a serious commitment to music training, a career in music and dedication to artistic excellence
Demonstrate financial need
Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers (piano, voice), counselors or music professionals
One-page essay describing the applicant’s music background/education to-date, including any awards or special recognition
Finalists may be asked to conduct an informal musical performance or provide a video of their performance
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Must be a classified undergraduate student
• Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted
• Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S.
• Full-time status, unless specifically noted
• Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history
• Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community.
*See website for accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Foundation.
Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
Major: Music GPA: 3.00 Class Level: Incoming freshmen, Continuing or Transferring student
Must be a Sophomore attending Miami University.
Entry Fee: None
$850 for further study at Miami University, Columbus, Ohio (Funded by Neuman Legacy)
The Monmouth Civic Chorus offers annual scholarships by audition for vocally talented New Jersey high school seniors planning to pursue higher education in any field.
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.
The Get Showcasd Performing Arts Scholarship is for any and all performing artists. Just answer this question: How have the performing arts impacted your life? You may submit videos, audio files, photos, documents, or typed text. The winners will be chosen based on creativity, originality, and the quality of their answer. For more information, please see the website.
These awards are based on musical quality, leadership potential, and academic promise. Consideration of the School of Music's artistic requirements may be taken into account. At least one recipient shall always be entitled to the Robert Hargreaves Award in recognition of Dr. Hargreaves' years of dedicated and tireless service to the Ball State School of Music and the high musical standards he espoused. Anyone under 25 at the time of application is eligible to apply. Applicants must be eligible for admission to Ball State, and this award may only be used for full-time undergraduate registration in a music major curriculum at Ball State. Awards are made on a year-to-year basis, normally continued for four years; however, recipients are subject to annual review by the director of the School of Music, and renewals are not automatic.
To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.
Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees
General Eligibility Requirements:
Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
Family members of Board members are ineligible
Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:
Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
Leadership/community service experience and contribution
Letters of recommendation
Phone/in-person committee interview
Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion held in Fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.
Humanities & the Arts - Music & Dance For musically advanced, talented students who have applied or been admitted as music majors. Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
1. Students who demonstrate exceptional singing ability, preferably a female vocalist.2. Applicants should ideally have a major course of study in Voice, Music Education, or Vocal Performance. However, an exceptional student who is active in vocal performance with a major outside of the above mentioned areas could be considered.3. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all college work and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA for those courses which are part of their major course of study.
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