2019 Scholarships Instrumental Private Lessons
The value of each scholarship is up to $800
At least 10 Scholarships Available Yearly
Scholarship Applications due by Friday, February 1, 2019
2019 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSONS
The Symphony Guild of Decatur will offer up to 10 private lesson scholarships from a Millikin School of Music teacher. Band and orchestral students will receive 13 one hour lessons, valued up to $800.
Band and string applicants may win both a private lesson scholarship and a summer music camp scholarship. Audition spots for previous scholarship winners will be limited, with preference given to those who have not previously won a scholarship.
Auditions are open to any 6th-11th grade student who meets any of the following criteria:
- Resident of Macon County, Illinois, who plays in the school orchestra or band, if available, or
- Member of the Decatur Youth Symphony, or
- Home-schooled Macon County, Illinois student
Perform 1 solo piece, not to exceed 7 minutes, highlighting technical ability and musicality. Provide two copies of music for the judges with the measures numbered. Using an accompanist is required. Millikin student pianists will be available at no cost if desired. Please mark your application if you want to use a Millikin piano student accompanist.
The judges require a photo and some information about you as they make the final decisions. Feel free to use the back of your form for biographical information and additional musical activities. The photo may also be used for publicity purposes when winners are announced, so send a picture you would want to see in a newspaper or program.
Students will be placed for instruction based on playing ability as determined by the Education Committee and Millikin staff. Winners can lose their scholarships if multiple lessons are missed or not set up by the end of September. An alternate winner will then be contacted to receive the scholarship.
Former scholarship winners who receive the recommendation of their Millikin private teachers are welcome to continue private lessons without audition.