College Scholarships for Music Performance

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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000-$1,200
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  • 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.
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Deadline
April 15
Amount
Up to $1,500
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    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.
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Deadline
December 31
Amount
$1,000
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Deadline
February 6
Amount
$2,000
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    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.
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Deadline
October 3
Amount
$1,500-$5,000
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    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.
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  • 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.
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$1,000-$4,000
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    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.
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Deadline
The competition is June 18-23
Amount
Up to $7,000
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    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.
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Deadline
February 15
Amount
Varies
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  • 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.
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Deadline
January 21
Amount
Varies
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    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.
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Deadline
December 1
Amount
$5,000-$10,000
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
Up to $5,000
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  • 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.
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Deadline
January 31
Amount
$10,000-$15,000 plus travel stipend
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    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 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.
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Deadline
Unknown
Amount
Varies
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  • 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.
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Deadline
Varies
Amount
$500-$3,500
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$750-$1,000
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    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.
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Deadline
May 15
Amount
$1,000
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    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.
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$500-$1,000
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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Deadline
October 1
Amount
Up to $40,000
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  • 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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Deadline
October 16
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • 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.
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Deadline
December 15
Amount
Up to $1,000
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    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.
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