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Collegiate Scholarship Competition

Competitor Requirements

  • Student must be under 20 years old

  • Student must be in their final year of high school and entering their first year of college

  • Student must be pursuing a music-related degree (including but not limited to: bachelor of music, music performance, education, composition, theory, bachelor of arts in music, musicology, history, business, pedagogy, therapy, etc.) Can be a music major or minor, award amount will differ (see Adjudication and Results below).

  • Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.0

  • Student's teacher must be a registered, paying, member of TVFMC



Repertoire Requirements

  • Students are encouraged to play four selections, three selections are required.

  • Memorization is required.

    • 4 Selections: Must have one selection from each time period - Baroque, Classical*, Romantic, and 20th/21st century.



    • 3 Selections: Must have one selection from Baroque, one selection from Classical*, and one selection from either Romantic or 20th/21st century.

      *Classical selection must be either sonata-allegro movement of a sonata or an entire sonata. No dance movements or smaller scale works will be accepted


Registration and Audition Requirements

  • Registration fee is $20 per student

  • Registration form and fees, essay, and resume due date: April TBD

    • Download registration form here

  • Audition date: April, TBD

  • Students are required to perform their selections in front of the judging panel in an open audition format. Other competitors, teachers, and family are welcome to observe all auditions.


Additional Requirements

  • Students are required to submit an essay of 1-2 pages. The essay should touch on at least three of these topics:

    • What music means to them

    • Their background in music

    • What inspired them to pursue music

    • Why they chose piano as their main instrument

    • Their goals in music

    • Why they have chosen to pursue a music degree

    • How this scholarship will impact them

  • Students are required to submit a music resume detailing the following:

    • Private study (principal and secondary instruments, teachers names, dates of study, highlight repertoire studied and performed)

    • Large ensemble experience

    • Chamber music experience

    • Any other relevant information


Adjudication and Results

  • One student will be chosen to receive a prize of up to $1,000 for music majors, and up to $500 for music minors. This prize will go directly to tuition at the college of the student's choice (not to the student personally).

  • The judging panel will consist of:

    • A respected, experienced professor or doctor of music from outside the club (acting as the judge)

    • Scholarship and Budget Committee chairman, and one other committee member (acting as judge's advisors and counsel)

  • All judge's decisions are final


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