Music Performance Scholarships

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

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP – VOICE Dorchester Woman’s Club

Scholarship of up to $500 for current undergraduate QUALIFICATIONS: Massachusetts resident who is an undergraduate currently enrolled in a four-year accredited college, university, or school of music, majoring in voice. - Completed application postmarked no later than the set deadline (check website). - Personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing personal and professional goals, experience and repertoire (if applicable). - Letter of recommendation from college department head, major professor or voice instructor.

Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Provided to a WOMAN who is legally blind, studying religious or classical music at the college level. To be eligible the applicant must be a United States citizen, and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A sample performance tape of voice or instrumental selection (not to exceed 30 minutes) 6. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS In the granting of scholarships, preference shall be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Applicants should reside or have resided in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and be a citizen of the United States. Grants are made without distinction as to race, color, creed, or sex. The applicant need not be a graduate student, nor formally trained in any academic or professional program. The applicant must show that the scholarship will aid them in their development into professional artists. The granting of the award and the amount awarded is a matter of discretion of the Grant Selection Committee. PROCEDURES Applicant must furnish the Selection Committee with proof of exceptional ability in his or her chosen field and give evidence that this chosen field is intended to be his or her life's work. This ability must be demonstrated through a selection process which is initiated by completing an official application form. The application form must be supported by letters of recommendation from recognized artists, experts or judges in the pertinent field. Additionally, the application requires a detailed proposal for the use of the grant including a projected budget. TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The recipient may use the award only to finance an individual program or proposal which has had prior approval by the Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House, Inc. The grant, awarded annually, is in the sum of up to $12,000. The proceeds of this grant represent taxable income in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Code Section I 17, as amended. The grantor will file the necessary reports with the IRS concerning the award. The recipient is required to make two progress reports to the Administrative Chairperson. These reports are then presented to the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House. Failure to comply with these reports may result in the termination of the grant. There is no requirement that the award be made if in the judgment of the Selection Committee there is no qualified candidate. TIMETABLE Completed applications and proposals must be in the office of the Waverly Community House, Inc. on or before December 15th of each year. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the applications must be postmarked on or before the 15th. All applicants will be informed within 90 days as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee for a final presentation of their work and for an interview. Each finalist will be notified of their status within one week of the presentations as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee. On or before November 1st, a progress report, including photographs and/or other suitable documentation of the work in progress, must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson. On or before May 1st, a more complete and detailed report must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson.

Fine Arts Grants

The Fine Arts Grants are awarded biennially in two categories, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The next Performing Arts awards will be given in instrumental Music (Stringed instruments only: violin, cello, double bass, harp, and classical guitar) and the next Visual Arts award will be given in Painting (all media). A maximum of one $5,000 first place grant, one $3,000 second place grant, and one $1,000 third place grant may be given in each category, and will be paid over a two year period. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and complete the applications in full. Grants are intended for a graduate degree program or an extensive in-depth project which would enable the applicant to grow professionally. Alpha Delta Kappa members are eligible to apply. Applicants shall not have received an International scholarship or grant from Alpha Delta Kappa within the past two years. Previous first place winners are ineligible.

Sylvia Gafvert Stubblebine Scholarship

For students of any age from the Worcester area to study instrumental classical music. Requires an audition with Music Worcester. Finalists must perform a movement from a concerto or a work from the standard classical repertoire, 5-7 minutes in duration on an orchestral instrument or piano. Students provide their own accompanist, if needed. Eligibility To receive 99% of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships. Using information from the scholarship application, foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible. 70% of our scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors. Both high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the remaining 30% of our awards.

The YMF/ASCAP Foundation Leiber & Stoller Music Scholarship

Applicants must be residents of Southern California. If an applicant is not a U.S. citizen and is under age 18, the applicant's parents MUST live in Southern California. Open to graduating high school seniors only. One winner will receive $2,500 per academic year ($10,000 over four years) in tuition support to their college of choice, beginning in Fall. All applicants must be: Either vocalists, pianists, or orchestral instrumentalists Completing their senior year of high school during academic year Already accepted/enrolled into either a music conservatory OR a leading collegiate music program Planning to pursue a major in music See website for more information.

Chopin Piano Competition

Open to students between the ages of 16 and 22 who are U.S. citizens or full-time international students in the U.S. with valid visas who wish to pursue a career in piano performance.

Marcella Sembrich Voice Competition

Open to all singers preparing for professional careers, who are U.S. citizens or international full-time students with valid student visas, at least 18 years old.

Private Lesson Program / Vocal Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements:  Instrumental (band & orchestra) students presently in 4th through 9th grade  Vocal students presently in 8th or 9th grade  Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee or Racine County     Have never had private music lessons on their instrument/voice  Family has demonstrated financial need Please check the website for any changes in deadline of application.

Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship

The Mary Ellen Gase Scholarship was created for talented voice and keyboard music students to pursue college studies in music education or performance and to share their love of music with the community. Qualifications: ● Minimum 3.0 GPA ● High school senior in voice/keyboard from Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy (SASA), or choir at Arthur Hill High School or Saginaw High School ● Four semesters in choir or voice/keyboard department ● Pursuing undergraduate degree in choral or keyboard music education or performance ● Full-time enrollment Criteria: Audition tape in voice, piano or organ (30); music achievements, honors or awards (30); scholastic record (10); essay on career goals (10); community involvement/leadership (10); recommendations (10). Bonus points will be awarded based on the length of time spent studying in the voice/keyboard department at SASA or choir at Arthur Hill or Saginaw High School. (up to 4 points).


The Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship (sponsored by the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation) was created in honor of legendary Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to directly encourage and support the educational growth of a Blues guitar student at MI. The scholarship will be awarded in the Spring to an intermediate or advanced student (U.S. or non-U.S. citizens) AA or B.M. or M.M. Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, passion for the instrument and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the Blues genre.

Alison H. Atkins Vocal Scholarship

1. A rising senior woman, preferably a soprano or a mezzo soprano.2. Voice, Music Education or Vocal performance major.3. Cumulative GPA 3.0; GPA 3.5 in major.

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