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: June 26, 2015
 
  1. 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 student's 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.

    Download Application      Online Application

  2. 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.

    Download Application      Online Application

  3. 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. 

    Download Application      Online Application


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.
301.846.2566

 

To download current application forms, please use the links on the right hand side of this page.


Previous Recipients
Last year's scholarship recipients include:

Young Musicians (prior experience)
 
Faith Kirshling, Trumpet 
Sean Lee, Piano
Katherine Li, Piano
Shaun Kewlaramani, Piano
Hyunbin Yu, Piano
Emily Rochford, Clarinet    
Alexander Jackson, Flute         
Arwin Ki, Piano                  
Kevin Li, Piano                 
Allison Voss, Cello          
Simon Rupp, Voice            
Rebecca Taylor, Viola       
Joseph Lee, Piano                
Drew Voell, Percussion          
Lena Sharman, Oboe           
Jordan Wylie, Violin          
Briana Gause, Voice            
Justin Higgins, Piano         
 
Young Musicians (no prior experience)
 
Nadyana Gray, Voice      
Lillian Needam, Voice      
Dana Sheron, Voice            
Ritchie Young, Voice        
Anastasia Ray Miletich, Voice             
Evan Birckner, Percussion        
Brigit Henderson, Bassoon
Langston Chandler, Trumpet
Liam Jennings, Trumpet                      
Serena Zampino, Alto Sax            
Rebekah Shullenbarger, Clarinet
Isabella Marchena, Violin               
Hayiley Wright, Violin
Sophia Jackson, Violin
Grace Manthi, Violin                  
Ava Monique Mason, Violin          
John Johan Park, Violin         
Adaeze Obuekwe, Violin          
Kamsi Obuekwe, Violin                 
Ivan Obuekwe, Violin             
Anna Kerns, Violin                 
Zoelle Manthis, piano                

Second Year Grants (FCC Students)

Matthew Jefferson 
Raylee Peterson 
Richard Jenkins 
Clayton Holdcroft 
Luca Mochi 
Rachel Willman 
Kaye Cariola 
Taylor Ford