College Scholarships for Music Performance

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
+U
Description
Apply to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships by telling +U how you picture your success after college. Just answer a few short and simple questions and you may be selected to win $10,000 toward your college education. +U matches students to colleges that their life, goals and finances - join today!
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AMCA Music Scholarship $1,000-$1,200
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Associated Male Choruses of America
Robert H. Torborg, Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 342
Cold Spring, MN 56320
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students obtaining their bachelor's degree in a music-related field (with preference given to voice or choral concentrations) and be sponsored by a chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America. Applicants must submit references and a personal letter.
How to apply
Applications are available online or by contacting your local AMCA chorus.
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American Theatre Organ Society ScholarshipsUp to $1,500
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Theatre Organ Society
Carlton B. Smith, Director
2175 N. Irwin Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 27 as of July 1 and either working toward college organ performance degrees or be studying with professional organ instructors. Students' names must be submitted by their present organ instructor or the school's music department head. An essay is also required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
How to apply
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Annual Music Student Scholarships$1,000
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
School Band and Orchestra Magazine
21 Highland Circle
Suite One
Needham, MA 02494
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be public, private or home school students in grades 4 through 12, be music students and write an essay on the given topic. Five scholarships are awarded to students in grades 4 through 8, and five are awarded to students in grades 9 through 12. Schools of winners will receive merchandise prizes.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played are required.
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Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program$2,000
Deadline
February 3
Renewable
No
Offered by
South Carolina State Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Room 701-A
Columbia, SC 29201
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.
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Chopin Piano Competition$1,500-$5,000
Deadline
September 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
Thomas Pniewski, Director of Cultural Affairs
Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021-6595
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or international full-time students with valid student visas and must be between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants are required to prepare a repertoire of works by designated composers. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Churchill Family ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be female high school seniors in Maine and planning to major in vocal music education or performance.
How to apply
Applications are available in January on the Maine Community Foundation website or by contacting Musica de Filia.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
CollegeWeekLive makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online college fair events happening nearly every day. Register for FREE, visit 3 college booths and get automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!
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Applications are available online.
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Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Scholarship$1,000
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Robert A. Schilling
4702 Graceland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3504
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time music students pursuing a career in sacred music who are either entering freshmen or already enrolled in an accredited college, university or school of theology or pursuing an academic education in worship; be members of the United Methodist Church or be employed in the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and show Christian character and participation in Christian activities. Students must also demonstrate musical or other artistic talent and leadership potential. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, personal statements and three reference letters.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition$1,000-$4,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
107 East Main Street
P.O. Box 61
Clarinda, IA 51632
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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International Junior CompetitionUp to $7,000
Deadline
The competition is June 18-23
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation
138 W. Broadway, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 20-minute program of solo music and a 30-minute program of solo music.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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International Trumpet Guild Conference ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
International Trumpet Guild
John Irish, Department of Music
Angelo State University
ASU Station #10906
San Angelo, TX 76909
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students and record audition songs onto a tape or CD. There are different age group categories, and each category has its own performance requirements. Applicants must be ITG members.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CP HS Survey
Description
Take a short survey about your high school for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Ione M. Allen Music ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
February 6
Renewable
No
Offered by
Center for Scholarship Administration
Wachovia Accounts
4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard
Taylors, SC 29687
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be residents of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain or Transylvania County, North Carolina. They must possess musical talent, attend an accredited conservatory or other institution with a recognized music department and have financial need. All applicants must be interviewed and present a performance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Johansen International Competition for Young String Players$5,000-$10,000
Deadline
December 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Friday Morning Music Club Inc.
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students of violin, viola or cello between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of competition. Students must not be under professional management and must perform five pieces for the competition.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, repertoire list, audition CD, release forms, education and experience page and $75 application fee are required.
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Julius and Esther Stulberg International String CompetitionUp to $5,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Julius and Esther Stulberg Competition Inc.
359 S Kalamazoo Mall #14
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be students of violin, viola, cello or double bass, be 19 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year of competition and perform a Bach piece and a solo for the competition, which is typically held in May.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, proof of age and audition CD are required.
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Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers$10,000-$15,000 plus travel stipend
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
7 East 20th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between 19 and 32 years old and attend a regional competition, performing four selections. If contestants are unable to participate in any of the scheduled regional auditions, they may instead submit a videotape or DVD, which must contain all four of the required repertoire selections. Finalists will be chosen, based on vocal beauty and technique, interpretation, acting, repertoire variety and presence.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Dailybreak
Description
Sign up for Dailybreak and enjoy a little fun away from your studies. Plus, take any 3 Challenges, and you'll be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship CompetitionVaries
Deadline
Unknown
Renewable
No
Offered by
Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria
2121 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 608
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate music students who are Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC residents or students at colleges, universities or conservatories in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC. Students must be 25 years of age or younger. Prior first place winners may not reenter.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.
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Morton Gould Young Composer AwardVaries
Deadline
February 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
ASCAP Foundation
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Music Scholarships$500-$3,500
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must attend Hanover College. They may or may not major in music. Each applicant must audition.
How to apply
Applications are available from Hanover College. An application form, letter of recommendation and audition are required.
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NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award$750-$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs (AR)
Dr. George Keck
421 Cherry Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
CaptainU
Description
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Scholarship Program for Young Pianists$1,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc.
1440 79th Street Causeway
Suite 117
Miami, FL 33141
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. The program is available to any qualified American pianists age 14 to 17 who are enrolled in secondary or undergraduate institutions as full-time students. Applicants also must study music and major in piano. They must submit applications, statements of career goals, two references, audio tapes and $25 fee.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Stillman-Kelley Awards$500-$1,000
Deadline
February 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
Sue Breuer
4404 Travis Country
Circle B4
Austin, TX 78735
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be instrumentalists under the age of 17 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Visual and Performing Arts Achievement Awards$1,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Golden Key International Honour Society
Scholarship Program Administrators
Golden Key Scholarships/Awards
P.O. Box 23737
Nashville, TN 37202
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate members who are currently taking classes at a degree-granting program. Selection is based on the work submitted. For the visual arts, students must submit a slide or slides of their artwork. For the performing arts, students must submit a videotape or DVD of a performance up to 10 minutes. The competition categories are: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, computer-generated art/graphic design/illustration, mixed media, instrumental performance, vocal performance and dance.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Women Band Directors International College ScholarshipsVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Women Band Directors International
Nicole Rubis Aakre
WBDI Scholarship Chair
7424 Whistlestop Drive
Austin, TX 78749
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be studying music education with the intention of becoming a band director. There are 10 named scholarships awarded.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2014.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Young Artists CompetitionUp to $8,000
Deadline
The competition is June 25-30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation
138 W. Broadway, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 25-minute program of solo music and a 35-minute program of solo music.
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YoungArts ProgramUp to $10,000
Deadline
October 18
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
444 Brickell Avenue
P-14
Miami, FL 33131
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be either high school seniors or 17 or 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Youth Free Expression Network Film ContestUp to $1,000
Deadline
December 13
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
275 Seventh Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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