Shields Music Scholarship Awards
Frederick Community College and the George L. Shields Foundation are pleased to offer annually Shields Music Scholarship Awards in the following categories:
Application Deadline: TBA
- Children with prior or current experience studying privately with a music instructor: (ages 6-18) Scholarships conferred on students who perform exceptionally on a live audition that includes a maximum of 5 minute piece or excerpts that best show the students abilities. Along with the student’s statement and a teacher evaluation, judging criteria include technique, tone, intonation, expressiveness, and stage presence. Scholarships in this category cover the cost of 30-minute lessons during the fall semester. Award renewals in the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation. Winners electing to pursue 45-minute or hour-long courses of study may apply their awards toward tuition.
- Children who have no prior private musical instruction: (ages 6-18) Scholarships conferred on deserving students who have never taken private music lessons. Selections in this category will be based on the student statement and teacher evaluation.No audition is required. Scholarships in this category cover the cost of 30-minute lessons during the fall semester. Award winners electing to pursue 45-minute or hour-long courses of study may apply their awards towards tuition. Scholarship renewals in the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation.
- Entering college freshmen majoring in music at FCC:Scholarships conferred on music majors who perform exceptionally on a short, live audition that includes one piece or movement of no more than 10 minutes duration. Applicants wishing to apply are to write a short essay describing their career goals. These applications should also include a copy of their high school transcripts and a teacher recommendation. The award is $750 for the fall semester. Award renewals for the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation.
A selection committee provides a preliminary review of all applications. Auditioning finalists are given written notification of the audition time and place. Auditions will take place this year, on Saturday August 1, 2015. Judges reserve the right to withhold awards or award partial scholarships. New updated applications will be posted in mid-April, 2015.
- For more information contact
Jennifer Rundlett- Shields Scholarship Coordinator
Students at FCC majoring in music beyond the freshman year are eligible for 2nd-year Grant Awards. Grants are determined by student recital or jury adjudication performance, FCC instructor evaluation, a written statement by the student, and college transcripts. Award amounts are variable. To download current application forms, please use the “Grant” links on the right hand side of this page. For more information please contact Paula Chipman or call 301-846-2566.
For more information contact
Paula Chipman, D.M.A.
To download current application forms, please use the links on the right hand side of this page.