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Scholarship applications

(due no later than February 15, 2024)

Coastal Concerts may award scholarships of up to $1,500 each to High School students, and up to $1,000 each to Middle School students residing in the Delmarva Peninsula, one of whom in each category must be a resident of Sussex County. Students will be competing only against those in their own age group. The scholarships awarded will be based upon performance. Scholarships may be used for music camps, university courses, instrument purchase/repair, or music lessons. The scholarship application period runs from November 15, 2023, to February 15, 2024. Applications will be evaluated by March 1, with auditions held later in the month. 




You Must Submit All of the Following: 


  • Please note that a $25 Application Fee must be included with the Application 

  • Music Resume 

  • Brief Essay (no longer than 2-3 paragraphs). Suggested topics: the impact that music has made in your life and education thus far, what you hope to gain by continuing your music education, i.e., future plans, and anything else you would like us to know about your musical background and aspirations. 

  • Letter of Recommendation from a private music teacher or school instructor, which should be sent by your teacher directly to 

  • YouTube Video Link of Performance. All applicants are required to perform a minimum of 2 contrasting solo selections. The video submission must be created as an “unlisted” YouTube with link access. Please note that vocalists must perform with appropriate piano accompaniment. Instrumentalists may perform solo or with accompaniment, if called for. A clean copy of the music performed must be included with your application package. Please note that the YouTube video performance should be limited to no more than 10 minutes  

  • IN PERSON AUDITION. Applicants will also be required to perform a live audition in March. You should prepare to provide your own accompanist, if needed.  The dates/locations are tentatively to be held at The Music School of Delaware in Milford and/or Wilmington


All the above items (except the letters of recommendation) must be submitted together in one package no later than February 15, 2024, to Lee April, Chair, Scholarship Committee at or postmarked by February 15, 2024, to Lee April, P.O. Box 685, Lewes, DE  19958. Letters of Recommendation from a private music teacher or school instructor should be sent by the teacher directly to




About Coastal Concerts 


Coastal Concerts, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Lewes, Delaware, is dedicated to enrichment through classical music. Its mission is to promote classical music appreciation through live concerts, outreach, and educational activities to make fine music accessible, enjoyable and understandable for members of the community. As part of its Outreach Program, the organization sponsors an annual Scholarship Competition for musically talented Middle and High School students. From its inception in 2002, this program has awarded over $52,470 in scholarship monies to 61 deserving students. 

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