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:

Merit: Students with prior or current experience studying privately with a music instructor: (ages 6- 18) Scholarships conferred on students who perform exceptionally on an audition that includes a piece or excerpts of no more than five minutes in length that will best show the student's abilities. All auditions must be by submitted recordings. See Important Information on Auditions below. Award renewals in the spring semester are determined by FCC teacher recommendation.


Online Application  Application Deadline: August 8th, 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  Application Deadline: August 8th, 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. Scholarship renewals in the spring semester are determined by FCC teacher recommendation


Online Application  Application Deadline: August 8th, 2020

 

 

For more information contact

Marjory Serrano
Shield’s Scholarship Coordinator
MSerrano@frederick.edu
301-846-2512

 
College Students
 

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 audition that includes one piece or movement o 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). See Important Information on Auditions below. Award renewals for the spring semester are determined by teacher recommendation.


Online Application  Application Deadline August 22, 2020

 

 

Second Year College Music Majors Grants: 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.


Online Application  Application Deadline August 1, 2020

 

 

For more information contact

Paula Chipman,
pchipman@frederick.edu
202.425.4029 (cell)

Limited Needs-Based Scholarships: The George L Shields Foundation and the FCC Foundation offers partial scholarships to continuing education students who qualify for financial assistance. For information and application, please contact Michael Thornton (Mthornton@frederick.edu), Scholarship Program Manager, FCC Foundation.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION Regarding Auditions
All scholarship auditions will be submitted by recordings.

The student's audition should include a piece or excerpts (no more than ten minutes in length) that will best showcase the student's abilities. Video Recording Guideline:

  • Please name your file as follows: last name.composer.month and year of video submissions (for example serrano.beethoven.july2020)
  • When recording the video, use landscape setting. Introduce yourself and the name of the piece at the beginning of the recording.
  • Save your file in a youtube unlisted channel.
  • Email the youtube link to the appropriate coordinator:
    • Dr. Marjory Serrano, Shields Coordinator - mserrano@frederick.edu
      Merit deadline - August 8th, 2020

    • Dr. Paula Chipman, Music Major College Coordinator - pchipman@frederick.edu
      First Year College Freshmen deadline - August 22nd, 2020
 

Judges reserve the right to withhold awards or award partial scholarship.