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Memorial Scholarship Competition for Advanced Music Study

The next Scholarship Audition will be Saturday, February 12, 2022. You can apply online here.

The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

First Place: $1000  Second Place: $750  Third Place: $500

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The auditions are open to the public. Winners will be required to perform at a Winners Concert on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 3pm at the Huntington Room, Capital University Conservatory of Music.


  • Former first place winners are not eligible.
  • Candidates may compete in voice, piano, winds, strings, or percussion
  • Candidate age limit: 27 years old by February 12, 2022
  • Candidates of any gender are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a music degree program at a college or university in Franklin County or its adjacent counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.

Repertoire Requirements

Applicants should choose three selections from varying time periods such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary. Performing two selections from the same time period is acceptable; however these musical selections should vary in style. Vocalists must include at least one art song.

All repertoire will be screened prior to the acceptance of the application.  If performing a sonata, only one movement is required. Candidates may choose the first selection to be performed.  The judges may stop the proceedings at any time and ask to hear other selections or parts thereof.


Memorization  is required for vocalists and pianists and  is optional for all other instruments.

Other Requirements:

Candidate must provide one copy of each work for use by the judges. (Judges will share a single copy.  A copy for each judge is not necessary.)  Photocopies are not acceptable and are cause for automatic disqualification.  Candidate must provide their own accompanist and may not be accompanied by their teacher.


You can apply online here.


A jury panel of outstanding professional musicians will judge the auditions. In the event that a reasonable standard of performance has not been achieved, the judges may withhold the award. The judges’ comment sheets will be sent to all candidates. All participants will be notified of the names of the winners by email within twenty-four hours of the completion of the auditions.


Direct questions to Jennifer Marcellana at (774) 254-2338 or Upon receipt and acceptance of your application, the time of your audition will be sent to you via email or postal service.

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