How to apply for a merit scholarship

Merit Scholarships are awarded once per academic year, and are based upon the student’s demonstrated proficiency, disciplined music study habits, and commitment to excellence.

To be considered, please complete the form below before May 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Students applying for Merit Scholarships must also fill out our Financial Aid Application Form as some scholarships require that students demonstrate financial need. Not filling out the Conservatory's Financial Aid Application Form could disqualify applicants from some awards.

How do I submit a recording?

This form requires you submit a YouTube link to your video audition:  

  1. Record a video (3-5 minutes in length) of a performance of a piece from memory. (NOTE: Recitals provide an ideal opportunity to obtain this recording.)
  2. Upload the video to YouTube, and label with the name of the piece, movement, composer, and student name.
  3. Mark the video as “Unlisted." 

What happens next?

Once a Merit Scholarship application is received online, the student’s teacher will be sent a link to a form where they will be asked to evaluate the student and write some brief comments.

When will I know whether I received a scholarship?

Merit Scholarship winners will be announced Aug. 1. They will be expected to prepare short selections from memory (3-5 min) so they are ready in case they are invited to perform at a few special events during the year, dates to be determined.

Merit Scholarships Application Form

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