The Purpose of MTACC Collegiate Scholarships 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. In addition 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.
Caleb Anderson, violinist, student of Clarisse Atcherson, 2022 Mt. View HS grad, received the top prize of $1,000. This award was presented in honor of Sara Kathryn Goold and Enessa Vozheiko as Memorial scholarships in addition to our MTACC chapter funds. Caleb will be continuing his violin studies at the University of Washington this Fall 2022.
Enessa Vozheiko Memorial Scholarship | open to all music majors
Chelcy B Wadell Memorial Scholarship | open to vocal majors
Sara Kathryn Goold Memorial Scholarship | open to all music majors
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.”
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 | Three 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.
Scholarship Applications may be found here.
Application Deadline | April 15, 2023
Competition Date | May 13, 2023
Competition Location | 1pm at Cinda Redman's home
Applicants may submit their 300 word essay to Linda Appert
Prizes: 1st place ($1000), 2nd place ($500), 3rd place ($250)
Questions may be directed to the MTACC Scholarship Chair: Linda Appert.
Competition Winner Scholarships
Scholarships may also be available for the purpose of helping MTACC District and Conference Recital Competition winners with their travel expenses. District winners may earn up to $25, State winners up to $50, and Regional winners up to $75. The money in this fund comes from special fund-raising activities by the MTACC.