Step One: Submit

DEADLINE Extended!

The deadline to submit applications for 2021 scholarships is Midnight, Friday, April 9
Monday, April 19th.

If you have already submitted please resubmit directly to kdarone@cox.net

Submit a complete application ELECTRONICALLY, VIA EMAIL ONLY

There will be two awards of $2000 each.

A complete application consists of:

  1. A completed and signed Scholarship application data form (Click here)
  2. Statement of your career aspirations and motivation for studying music. Consider the following when preparing your statement (no more than 2 pages)
    • What does the study of music mean to me and to the world?
    • Why do I plan to study music in the next phase of my education?
    • What type of degree or program am I seeking to enter, and why?
    • What special qualities or experience do I have which will make me the
      best candidate for the scholarship?
  3. Official High school or home-school transcript(s), showing courses taken and grades
  4. At least one, but no more than three, letter of recommendation, written by someone familiar with your skills and talents. Recommendation letters can be from one of the following:
    • Vocal coach or instructor
    • High school choir or group ensemble director or teacher
    • Church choir director
    • Other entity such as a music camp or special program director

Be sure that all documents submitted have your name affixed.

Please attach all forms to an email addressed to kdarone@cox.net, and submit no later than midnight on April 19, 2021. Please contact kdarone@cox.net or text 757 329 2767 if you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your email submission. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Step Two: Audition

The committee will contact the top applicants to schedule a VIRTUAL audition, which consists of a solo vocal performance submitted via media IN ADVANCE and a virtual interview with the Scholarship Committee to be scheduled once the video has been received.

Your performance video should be of a quality that would typically be required by a college program admission process. No particular genre is required; you may submit anything that best showcases your talents.

Please be prepared to provide access to your videos via a cloud drive or other available source, since media files tend to be too large to attach to email. This is a requirement ONLY if you are notified that you are one of the finalists and are being called for a virtual audition and interview, after the application window closes; but you should be prepared to provide this media shortly after being notified that you are a finalist.

If you are not chosen to audition, you will also be notified.

Step Three: Recognition

Scholarship award winners are typically recognized on our website, through press-releases in local media, and at our performances. You will be asked to provide a head shot or other photos (you must approve for release) or to participate virtually by means of a short video in our spring virtual performances, May 7 – 9, 2021.