The Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni Bel Canto Vocal scholarship was established in 1988 by soprano Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni to provide scholarship to young American opera singers between the ages of 21 to 36 who are actively seeking careers in opera performance. Over $15,000 in scholarships are awarded annually.
James A. Hyter Vocal Music Scholarship Fund is for applicants who will pursue a vocal music degree. Applicants will be invited to a vocal audition. Those chosen for the audition should be prepared to perform three musical selections. Range of scholarships is $1,000 to $2,000. Applicants must have a current grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, live in the Memphis metropolitan area, be enrolled, or intend to enroll, in a two or four-year program at an accredited institution, possess vocal talent accompanied by a love of music, submit the application form and the required attachments.
Applicants come from many parts of the U.S. and foreign countries. Each spring, the Institute’s Board of Directors, working together with the administrators of the competition, review the criteria for selecting applicants for the coming year. Applications are prepared and forwarded to various schools throughout the country and are provided to anyone who has the ability and desire to compete. A requirement for application is that the student must have a vocal/music study background. This may consist of either previous enrollment or current enrollment in a study program. Currently there is only one program category for ages 21 through 28. Prizes awarded are First Place: $2,500, Second Place: $2,000, Third Place: $1,500 and Fourth $1,000. Each year in October, the auditions are conducted over a two-day period.
Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering vocal scholarships of $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 have submited an audition CD and application postmarked by March 1. For more information, and to download an application, please visit the Download Application page. The scholarship application also includes more information and rules.
The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) offers more than $750,000 in competition and award prizes on the local, state and national level. The Biennial Young Artist and Ellis Duo-Pianists competitions award a total of $92,000 in awards and two years of performance bookings. Additional competitions are sponsored by the Federation in a wide range of categories, including voice, instrumental music, composition, dance, conducting, handicapped and visually impaired, and music therapy. NFMC also sponsors more than 38 annual and biennial awards for students desiring to attend the 20 sponsored Summer Music Centers.
The Young Singers Foundation provides scholarships, specifically to young women involved in the barbershop art form, to assist in the furtherance of their music education. Applicant must be be involved in barbershop activities or affiliated with Sweet Adelines International for a minimum of one year, have a GPA minimum of 3.5, and be an undergraduate music education or vocal pedagogy major at a four-year college or university and can provide verification of enrollment.


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