MTACC Collegiate Scholarships encourage young students to continue the serious study of music in performance and to acknowledge exceptional ability and accomplishment by awarding financial assistance to those pursuing a career in music. In additional to performance, exceptional ability in composition may also be rewarded.
MTACC Scholarships are open to high school seniors who are students in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds and brass and who are currently studying with an active MTACC teacher in the category for which they are applying. In addition, the student must intend to major or minor in music at a college, university, or conservatory and attend in the fall of the year they audition. A student may enter more than one category as long as they are currently a student of an active MTACC teacher in both categories.
Mackenna Cobb, vocalist, 2023 Mt. View High School graduate, received the top prize of $1,500. This award was presented in honor of Chelcy B Wadell as Memorial scholarships in addition to our general MTACC chapter funds. Mackenna will be continuing her voice studies as a Vocal Performance major at Whitman College this Fall 2023.
Scholarship Applications | Online
Application Deadline | April 15, 2024
Competition Date | May 4, 2024
Competition Location | 4pm at Cinda Redman's home
Applicants may submit their 300 Word Essay to Linda Appert. Tell us how this scholarship will make an impact in your life!
Prizes | 1st place ($1000), 2nd place ($750), 3rd place ($500)
Performance repertoire must include the following qualifications and must not exceed 15 minutes total per applicant:
Piano | One composition from the Baroque Era, one movement from a Classical Era sonata, and one Romantic OR Contemporary composition
Strings, Bass, Woodwinds | One movement of a concerto, sonata, or comparable work
Voice | Two memorized songs in contrasting style and period with at least one song in a language other than English. One song may be from the musical theatre genre. An aria from opera or oratorio can be considered when sung in the original language and key. An accompanist is required for the vocal audition and they should make arrangements prior to audition day.
The amount of financial awards for each year’s competition will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and adjudicators, and based on the total number of applicants as well as the categories represented. The minimum award for each scholarship is $500. The scholarships’ purpose is “to encourage young students to continue the serious study of music in performance and to acknowledge exceptional ability and accomplishment by awarding financial assistance to those pursuing a career in music.”