Shields Music Scholarship Awards

Frederick Community College and the George L. Shields Foundation are pleased to offer annually Shields Music Scholarship Awards
 
Children - Ages 6-18

Experience: 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 piece or excerpts of no more than five minutes in length that will 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.

Online Application  Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

No Experience: Children who have no prior private musical instruction: (ages 6-14) Scholarships conferred on deserving students who have never taken private music lessons on any instrument or voice. Selections in this category will be based on the student statement and a public music teacher’s evaluation. (If no public music teacher is available, you may submit a recommendation from any qualified coach or mentor.)  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 their FCC teacher recommendation.

Online Application  Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

Developing Skills: Children who have completed one year of musical instruction at FCC: (ages 6-15) Scholarships conferred on deserving students who have successfully completed the fall and spring semesters under the no experience category and who wish to extend their studies on the same instrument for an additional year at FCC. Selections in this category will be based on the student statement, a recommendation of their FCC music teacher and participation in a FCC solo recital or ensemble performance.  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 their FCC teacher recommendation.

Online Application  Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
 

Important Information

  • Auditioning finalists are given written notification of the audition time and place.
  • Auditions for the “Experience” category of young musician will take place this year, on Saturday August 17, 2019.
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold awards or award partial scholarships.
  • Please make every effort to insure all the application materials are delivered by: Application Deadline: July 15, 2019.

For more information contact

Jennifer Rundlett
Shield’s Scholarship Coordinator
jrundlett@frederick.edu
301-846-2642  

 
College Students
First Year Freshmen: Scholarships conferred on 1st year college declared music majors or open campus/dual enrollment high school students who are enrolled for a minimum of 5 credits of MUSC classes for the academic year. All applicants must enroll for credit applied lessons. Scholarships are based on a short, live audition that includes one piece or movement of no more than 10-minutes, a short essay describing career goals, an accompanying high school transcript( unofficial copy can be emailed to Dr. Paula Chipman at address below), and a teacher recommendation (reference). The award is $750 for the fall semester. Award renewals for the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation. Auditions will happen during the first week of FCC classes. Application deadline for Fall, 2019, is 8/23/19.

Online Application  Application Deadline: August 23, 2019

Second Year Grant:
Grants are awarded to 2nd year music majors determined by student recital or jury adjudication performance, FCC instructor recommendations (two references--one from an MUSC class instructor and one from the applied lesson instructor), a short essay by applicant describing career goals, and college transcripts. Award amounts are variable and are renewable for another semester. All applicants must enroll for credit applied music lessons, have a current GPA of 2.5 or better, and have completed a minimum of 8 credits in FCC’s music degree program. Application deadline for Fall, 2019, is 8/1/19.

Online Application  Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
 

For more information contact

Paula Chipman,
pchipman@frederick.edu
301-846-2566