Scholarships

Procedures for Department of Music Scholarship Applications


For Students:

  • Click HERE to access the common application form
  • Scholarship applications require submission of an unofficial transcript
  • Competition recitals require submission of print-ready program information (singers must include translations). Your applied teacher must approve the print-ready recital program information before you submit your competition application. Make sure you proof your information carefully
  • Competitions require published scores. Plan ahead to make sure you have these well before the competition day. If your pieces are in the public domain, you may submit bound scores from IMSLP
  • Application Statements should be approximately 250 - 500 words, written as professionally as possible, and demonstrate your merits as an educator, performer, and/or scholar. Tell us why you deserve the particular scholarship you are applying to. What have you done that sets you apart in the Department, or in the field. Do you have serious financial need? Let us know about that in your application statement as well. Present yourself as luminously as possible.

For Faculty: 

  • Click HERE to submit the department nomination form along with letters of recommendation that mention the specific scholarship by name. This is especially important for scholarships that are decided upon outside of the Department. It is fine to use the same letter (or nearly so) for different scholarships, but tailoring the letter to a specific scholarship helps your recommended student in the end 

Spring 2017 Scholarships

 

Talent Award  

Award: $150

Eligibility:

  • Full time or part time undergraduate Music Major
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Selection is made by audition

Additional Information: 

  • Submit a print ready program approved by your teacher to akhaefi@towson.edu

Application Deadline:        3/1/17

Audition Requirements:     Check with your division

Date:                                   Check with your division

Recital Date:                       4/4/2017, 11:00 a.m. convocation

Application

 

C James Velie Memorial Scholarship

Award: $776

Eligibility:

  • Music Education Major
  • Full time sophomore, junior, and senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation from faculty

Audition Requirements:

  • Prepare 2 pieces of contrasting styles
  • Brief interview with faculty committee

Application Deadline:      3/1/17

Audition Date:                 3/10/17, 10:00 a.m., room TBD

Application 

 

Sidney Lieberman Music Competition

Award $1487

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate Music Majors
  • Currently enrolled in applied lessons
  • Selection made by audition
  • Previous first place winners are ineligible

Additional Information: 

  • Submit a print ready program approved by your teacher to akhaefi@towson.edu

Audition Requirements:

  • Student should prepare 25 minutes of music for the audition
  • Voice and piano students must memorize audition repertoire
  • Students performing oratorio or chamber music need not memorize
  • Published scores provided for judges. Photocopies are not acceptable, unless from IMSLP or other public domain website.

Application Deadline:      3/1/2017

Competition Date:           3/17/2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Recital Date:                     4/11/2017, 11:00 a.m. convocation

Application

 

Franklin and Alice Cooley Art Scholarship

Award: $599.75

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music major
  • Undergraduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement - Demonstrate your outstanding achievement in your field of study.
  • Students may self nominate 

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

Beulah M. Price Scholarship 

Award: $2951 

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music major
  • Undergraduate
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated excellence in the major
  • Demonstrate exceptional circumstances requiring the award 

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement – Demonstrate excellence in the major, financial need, and any other exceptional circumstances.
  • Non-renewable
  • Recipients will be notified approximately 4/1/2017

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

Alexander E. Sidorowicz Memorial Fund

Award: $707

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music major
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement - Demonstrate your outstanding achievement in academics and performance within your field of study.
  • Non-renewable

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

Jack Tolbert Memorial Scholarship

Award: $480 

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music major
  • Open to juniors, and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement – Demonstrate your outstanding achievement in your field of study.
  • Non-renewable
  • Recipients will be notified approximately 4/1/2017

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

Ira and mary basler scholarship

Award: $1000

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music major

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement – Demonstrate your financial need. 
  • The Basler Foundation expresses no preference except an interest in providing students with financial relief.

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

Patrick J. kisicki SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $1000

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time Music Education major
  • Studying Guitar Performance
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Additional Information: 

  • Provide an application statement – Demonstrate your financial need. 

Application Deadline:      2/13/2017

Application

 

William A. Humbert Memorial Schaolrship

Award: $5000

Eligibility: 

  • Music or Music Education major in instrumental music
  • Instrumental major in their senior year OR entering a graduate program OR continuing in a graduate program during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Must be a graduate of a high school located in Harford County, MD, or an equivalent approved home school located in Harford County, MD. 

Additional Information: 

  • If awarded the Scholarship, student must perform at the Summer Concert Series held at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Bel Air, MD, June 2017, at which time the scholarship will be formally presented. Performances will be with the Bel Air Community Band or Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. Student performing with one of the ensembles must attend rehearsals(s) as requested by ensemble director.
  • Previous Humbert Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply
  • Students receiving full tuition scholarships are not eligile for this award

Application Deadline:      3/15/2017

Application (PDF)