Scholarship FEMC

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For area youth, Friday Evening Music Club encourages students who study with FEMC members to perform on the recital series. FEMC also offers a $2,000 scholarship competition each year for any high school senior from Westmoreland or Fayette County who plans to major in music at an accredited college or university.

We congratulate flutist Kaitlyn Dotson. our 2022 Scholarship Winner, we are glad to support her as she starts her music studies at West Virginia University this fall.

Mildred A. Gardner Scholarship Award Competition Guidelines

2024 Guidelines

Open to any current high school senior who resides in either Westmoreland or Fayette County and who will be a music major at an accredited college in the Fall of 2024

For the preliminary audition, contestants should submit an audio file of two pieces in contrasting styles which exhibit their rhythmic accuracy in addition to technical and musical abilities. Excerpts of pieces longer than 12 minutes are accepted.

  • Those chosen as finalists may elect to perform the same or different selections at the live audition. (Performance time should not exceed 12 minutes. Due to time constraints, selections may not be heard in their entirety.)
  • Application fee: $20
  • Memorization is required where it is common practice to do so (piano, voice).
  • If needed, applicants must provide their own accompanist. Finalists are strongly encouraged to use experienced accompanists. (A list of accompanists can be provided upon request.)
  • The winner will be invited to perform at a future Friday Evening Music Club Recital.
  • Judges are not required to award a winner if finalists do not meet FEMC standards.

Open to any current high school senior who resides in either Westmoreland or Fayette Counties and who will be a music major at an accredited college in the Fall of 2024.

  • January 5, 2024 Submit application form and $20 application fee online
  • Send audio file to [email protected]
  • January 27, 2024 Finalists’ Auditions at Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center
  • All applicants will be notified of the results of the preliminary recorded auditions.

For more information contact Michael Rozell at [email protected]

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