Scholarships and Grants: Instrumental
Women Band Directors International
The Women Band Directors International will award scholarships of various amounts designed to salute the people for which they are named and to support young women presently preparing to be band directors. Any female student pursuing a degree in instrumental music is encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1st each year.
Diane Gorzycki Memorial Scholarship, Ladies of the Podium Scholarship, Paula Thornton Scholarship, Patricia Garren Scholarship, Kathryn Siphers Memorial Scholarship,Helen May Butler Memorial Scholarship, Gladys Stone Wright Memorial Scholarship, Charlotte Plummer Owen Memorial Scholarship, Martha Ann Stark Memorial Scholarship, Volkwein Memorial Scholarship.
Young Musicians Foundation John Audino Memorial Scholarship
Open to brass players (trumpet specialty preferred) who will be college juniors or seniors in fall 2012 in good standing at an accredited college or university located in L.A. County, California, or Cook County, Illinois. Award: $2,400.
The Percussive Arts Society/Remo, Inc. Fred Hoey Memorial Scholarship
This annual $1000 scholarship is awarded to an incoming college freshman percussionist enrolled in the School of Music at an accredited college or university. The applicant must be a member of the PAS. Applications for 2013 will be available in November.
The Percussive Arts Society/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship
This annual $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student percussionist enrolled in an accredited college or university school of music. The applicant must be a member of the PAS. Applications for 2013 will be available in November.
The Percussive Arts Society/Sabian, Ltd. Larrie Londin Memorial Scholarship
This award was created to support promising young drummers with their drum set studies; a total of $3,000 is awarded annually. The applicant must be a member of the PAS. Applications for 2013 will be available in November.
The Percussive Arts Society/Yamaha Terry Gibbs Vibraphone Scholarship
The PAS/Yamaha Terry Gibbs Vibraphone Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of legendary jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. Gibbs is recognized as one of the best ever to grace the genre of bop, having played with artists such as Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie, and leading his own critically acclaimed big band, The Dream Band. Funded by Yamaha, the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student registered in an accredited college or university school of music for the following academic year. The student must also be a member of PAS. Applications for 2013 will be available in November.
The Ellis Duo-Piano competition
The NFMC Ellis Duo Piano competition, open to citizens of the United States, was made possible by a legacy left by Annie Lou Ellis (Mrs. Edgar B. Ellis) of Birmingham, Alabama, friend and benefactor of the National Federation of Music Clubs. The applicants must have reached 18th but not 39th birthday by April 5, 2013. 1st Prize: $12,000 (duo team); 2nd Prize: $4,000 (team).
The NFMC American Music Award (Duo Team) — Fay & John Abild
$1,000 to be awarded to one of the four finalists of Ellis-Duo Competition for the best performance of American Music.
Abell Family String Scholarship
Abell Family String Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship to students enrolled in or currently pursuing college coursework consistent with a degree in string music performance. Applicants must submit a sampler performance on CD. Range of scholarships is $1,000 to $1,100.
GRCF Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship
To be eligible for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship, students must be undergraduate- or graduate-level students studying the violin, viola, violoncello or the bass viol. There are no residency or financial need requirements for this award.
The Herman and Mary Neuman Award
The Herman and Mary Neuman Award is offered annually in Voice or Strings to a sophomore attending Miami University (OH). Award: $800. Application deadline: March 1.
The Oscar Valentin Award
The NFMC Oscar Valentin Award is offered annually for Violinists 19-25. Application deadline: Award: $750. March 1.
The Ernest A Bluhm Flute Award
The NFMC Ernest A Bluhm Flute Award is offered annually to a Flutist 19-25. Award: $600. Application deadline: March 1.
The Elizabeth Paris French Horn Award
The Elizabeth Paris French Horn Award is offered annually to a French Hornist 19-25. Award: $1300. Application deadline: April 1.