Scholarships

MacPhail offers scholarships for instrumental and voice study. Awards are given to students of all ages and varying amounts. 

Scholarship applications become available in April with auditions held in June for the following academic year.

Performance Scholarships
A number of performance scholarships are awarded to current and potential students based on performance excellence. These scholarships are supported by funds donated to MacPhail specifically for this purpose. Awards range from $300-$1,200 and must be used for study at MacPhail on the designated instrument (or voice) during the following semester.

Composition Scholarship
For composers of all ages this scholarship is for composition study based on the quality of original music submitted, potential as a composer, recommendation and personal interest in music.

Need-Based Scholarships

Awarded to students with financial need, as demonstrated by review of the student or parent’s most recent Federal Income Tax forms. Awards are granted to students who demonstrate commitment to their music studies and financial need. No audition is required. Awards vary in amount and all are applied to one full academic year (fall and spring) for individual instruction. Some scholarships specify an age range and are awarded to individual instruments.

Scholarship Application

2015-2016 Peformance and Need-Based Scholarship Brochure and Application will be available later this year.

Scholarship Auditions

Auditions for 2015-2016 scholarships
Saturday, June 7, 2015 (Instrumental), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2015 (Vocal) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click on the link below to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Performance Scholarship auditions. Performance Scholarship FAQ download (pdf)


Here are the 2014—2015 MacPhail Performance Scholarship Winners!

 

Alaina Adkinson, voice student of Victoria Vargas
Oksana Bryn Voice Scholarship

Chase Bernard, guitar student of Alan Johnston
Peter Jackson Guitar Scholarship

Monica deCausmeaker, voice student of Manon Gimlett
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Briana Furst, voice student of Manon Gimlett
Mary Ann Kimball Voice Scholarship

Clyde Gerber, voice student of Thaxter Cunio
Patricia E. Maher Voice Scholarship

Sarah Goh, violin student of Cindy Marvin
E. Jermone Carlson Scholarship

Phil Gonzales, voice student of Thaxter Cunio
Mary Ann Kimball Voice Scholarship

Kali Grose, piano student of Nancy Daley
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Jonah Harrison, voice student of Thaxter Cunio
Oksana Bryn Voice Scholarship

Sebastian Isett, piano student of Rick Stanton
Bjork-Pederson Suzuki Piano Scholarship

Isabella Isett, piano student of Rick Stanton
Theone Walker Brown Piano Scholarship

Emily King, voice student of Manon Gimlett
Mable Jacobs Voice Scholarship

Mackenzie Kloempken, voice student of Mary Laymon
Patricia E. Maher Voice Scholarship

Ava Lambert, cello student of Hanno Strydom
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Lauren Luna, violin student of Beatrice Blanc
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Chris Mason, voice student of Thaxter Cunio
Mary Ann Kimball Voice Scholarship

Ekaterina Miller, flute student of Vanamali Medina
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Claire Miller-Ottavi, violin student of Margaret Haviland
Robert Bland Suzuki Violin Scholarship

Kevin Nguyen, piano student of Rick Stanton
Bjork-Pederson Suzuki Piano Scholarship

Ari Pentelovitch, percussion student of Paul Babcock
Jerry Grayson Jazz Drum Scholarship

Virginia Podobinski, voice student of Thaxter Cunio
Mary Ann Kimball Voice Scholarship

Matthew Qu, piano student of Irina Elkina
Gary Sipes Piano Scholarship

Salomeh Rostami, piano student of Gail Olszewski
Virginia Genaw Piano Scholarship

Leah Reichardt, voice student of Manon Gimlett
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Jagur Reil, piano student of Diana Bearmon
Denny Family Scholarship

Jacob Rose, piano student of Irina Elkina
Gary Sipes Piano Scholarship

James Sanders, piano student of Sue Ruby
Shin Tanaka Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Sharikov, percussion student of Bob Adney
E. Jermone Carlson Scholarship

Jack Stanek, piano student of Judy Lin
Peter Jackson Piano Scholarship

Kirsten Stuber, piano student of Irina Elkina
Theone Walker Brown Piano Scholarship

Ava Szychalski, violin student of Susan Crawford
Robert Bland Suzuki Violin Scholarship

Emma Tyler, voice student of Manon Gimlett
Jessica Schwartzbauer Voice Scholarship

Maria Werger, piano student of Annette Lee
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Magdalena Werger, piano student of Annette Lee
Edith Norberg Religious Study Scholarship

Max Zelle, composition student of Sarah Miller
Joan Miller Composition Scholarship
Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2014-2015 Performance Scholarship auditions!