SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: PERFORMANCE: GENERAL

Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering scholarships of $3,000, $2,000 & $1,000 to instrumentalists. The vocal scholarships will also be $3,000, $2,000 & $1,000. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense. It is not the purpose of this competition to select Glenn Miller look-alikes or sound-alikes, nor is it limited to pop music performance. Rather, in honoring Glenn, we wish to seek out and assist promising young talents in any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow. Applicants must submit an audition CD and application postmarked by March 1.
The Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award is open to any student of a certified school of music, private teacher or coach, associated with a certified school, college, or university between the ages of 20 and 35 (as of January 15). The student must be a member of National Federation of Music Clubs, as a member of a senior or student federated club, or have an individual senior membership. See application for repertoire requirements and instructions.
Since 1998, The Rislov Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars to dozens of deserving and exceptional classical musicians, vocalists and organizations. The foundation awards exceptional classical musicians who demonstrate promise, including classical vocalists. Classical music is the emphasis.
An annual grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a member of Sigma Alpha Iota for the purpose of advancing her career in performance. The program, open to singers and instrumentalists, will be on a three-year rotation: 1 )Strings, Woodwinds and Brass: 2017-18; 2) Piano, Harpsichord, Organ & Percussion: 2018-19; 3) Voice: 2019-20. Instrumentalists must be no older than 32, as of the application deadline. Vocalists must be no older than 35, as of the application deadline.
To be eligible for this award, an applicant must have been initiated into SAI while a collegiate student, must have an undergraduate degree as of application deadline; be preparing for a concert career and demonstrate career potential; must have had considerable performing experience outside the academic environment; and must not be under professional management.
Grant funds must be used for advanced study, coaching, or other purposes directly related to the development of a professional performing career. Each application must be accompanied by a 30-minute DVD or a YouTube video. The winner will be selected by a professional judging panel from among all the applications submitted by the deadline date of March 15, Eastern Time. The repertoire selected should demonstrate musicianship, technique and interpretative skills. Repeats should be omitted on the recording. Unpublished works or original compositions by the applicant are not acceptable.
Each chapter may nominate a member for the Undergraduate Scholarship. Winners are based on the exemplification of ideals of Sigma Alpha Iota. We see the "total" SAI member. Scholarships will be applied directly to recipient's tuition for program/school. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Ten $1,500 scholarships will also be awarded.
Preference will be given to applicants from Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas and who are accepted for enrollment or enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school. The student must demonstrate financial need and be pursuing a degree in the arts and sciences, human services, music or ministry. Amount of Award: $2,000 annually for up to four years. Number of Awards: 12-15.
The Lee A. Lyman Memorial Music Scholarship was established by VSAC in 1995 in memory of Lee A. Lyman.  Lee’s love of music and her unfailing commitment to helping Vermont students afford a postsecondary education led VSAC to establish this scholarship in her memory.
Eligibility: Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); seek a degree in music; demonstrate participation in music-related activities; performances, and/or groups, demonstrate academic achievement; and demonstrate financial need.
 

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