(due no later than February 15, 2023)
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, 2022
, to February 15, 2023. Scholarship decisions are made by early March.
You Must Submit All of the Following:
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 email@example.com
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 early March. You should prepare to provide your own accompanist, if needed. The dates and location of the auditions will be provided by January 15, 2023 on our website.
All of the above items (except the letters of recommendation) must be submitted together in one package no later than February 15, 2023, to Lee April, Chair, Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or postmarked by February 15, 2023, 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 email@example.com.
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 $51,700 in scholarship monies to deserving students.