Shields Music Scholarship Awards

Due   to  the   COVID-19   health   emergency   impacting   our   nation  and   the  world, application deadlines and auditions will be updated when more information becomes available.

Frederick   Community   College   and   the   George   L.   Shields   Foundation   offers annually Shields Music Scholarship Awards in the following categories:

Merit:  Students 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 student's abilities.  Award renewals in the spring semester are determined by FCC teacher recommendation.

Online application will be posted after July 1st  - Application Deadline: August 1st, 2020

Developing:  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. No audition is required. Scholarship renewals in the spring semester are determined by their FCC teacher recommendation.

Online application will be posted after July 1st  - Application Deadline: August 1st, 2020

Continuing: Children who have completed one year of musical instruction at FCC under  the  Developing  category:  (ages  6-15)  Scholarships  conferred  on  deserving students  who  have  successfully  completed  the  fall  and  spring  semesters  under  the Development category and wish to extend their studies on the same instrument for an  additional  year  at  FCC.  Selections  in  this  category  will  be  based  on  the recommendation of the student's FCC music teacher and participation in FCC solo recital or ensemble performances.  No audition is required.

Apply in Person after July 1st  (please contact the office ahead of time) - Application Deadline: August 1st, 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Auditioning finalists are given written notification of the audition time and place.
  • Auditions for the “Merit”  category  of  young  musician  will  take  place  this year on Saturday August 22nd, 2020 (subject to change).
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold awards or award partial scholarships.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. Marjory Serrano
Shields Scholarship Coordinator
mserrano@frederick.edu
 
First Year College Freshmen Majoring in Music at FCC: Scholarships conferred on 1st year declared college 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 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 (an unofficial copy can be emailed to Dr. Paula Chipman at the address below), and a teacher recommendation (reference). Award renewals for the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation. Auditions will occur during the first week of FCC classes.

Online application will be posted after July 1st  - Application Deadline to be confirmed

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. Paula Chipman
pchipman@frederick.edu
301-846-2566