FCC Offering Music Scholarships for Students of All Ages


Frederick Community College is now accepting applications for the Shields Music Scholarship Awards, which provide funding for music lessons to school-aged children and college students each year. 
“This unique opportunity allows students of nearly all ages in our community the chance to receive private music lessons from our talented music faculty,” said Dr. Marjory Serrano, FCC Shields Coordinator. “Music education is a powerful way to instill confidence, encourage self-expression, and harbor creativity. We are grateful to the George L. Shields Foundation for its longstanding support that has made music lessons accessible to so many students since 2000.”
Students can take lessons in piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, guitar, percussion, and voice from FCC Music Department faculty members.
Scholarships for the 2022-2023 year are available in the following categories:
Merit: Children ages 8 through 18 who have experience with private music lessons. Application deadline: May 27
Developing: Children ages 6 through 14 who have not had experience with private music lessons. Application deadline: July 1
Continuing: Children ages 7 through 15 who have completed one year of musical instruction at FCC under the developing program. Application deadline: May 27
College students: Students entering FCC who are majoring in music. Application deadline: May 27
Auditions will be required for applicants in the merit and college categories. More information on the application process be found on the FCC Shields Music Scholarship webpage.
If you have questions, you can email Dr. Marjory Serrano, FCC Shields Coordinator, at [email protected].