Audition for a Marin Music Chest Scholarship
February 4, 2012Posted by pamela |
The Marin Music Chest has launched its annual scholarship audition program in its ongoing effort to provide financial support to Marin County students studying classical music. Students studying wind and string instruments, piano, and voice are encouraged to apply, and all scholarship applicants must be residents of Marin County for a minimum of two years and have at least two years of music study prior to the audition.
Junior Division instrumentalists must be between 10 and 13 years old and vocalists between 14 and 16. The Junior Division application deadline is February 10, 2012, and auditions will be held March 10, 2012. Senior Division instrumentalists must be between 14 and 19 years of age and vocalists between 17 and 24. The Senior Division application deadline is February 24, 2012 and auditions will be held on March 24, 2012.
Applicants will perform a required piece and one piece of their choice. Scholarship amounts are $800 for each Junior Division winner and $1,200 for each Senior Division winner. All scholarship recipients will be required to perform in the Marin Music Chest Scholarship Winners’ Recital presented at San Domenico School in San Anselmo on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
The Marin Music Chest was founded in 1933 with the mission of bringing the world’s greatest musical artists to Marin and to award annual music scholarships to young talented Marin County musicians. Past scholarship award-winners include Hugo Rinaldi, founder of Marin Opera; Hai-Ye Ni, principal cello, Philadelphia Orchestra; and Joseph Alessi, principal trombone, New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
For more information about the Marin Music Chest scholarship award program and to download the application form and list of required pieces, visit www.marinmusicchest.org or call Michael Struck at (415) 892-9731.