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2015/2016 Scholarship Information

The NCMEA scholarship application and instructions will be posted soon.

This scholarship was created to aid Niagara County students who are pursuing a career in music. Students must be attending a NCMEA member school and be a candidate for graduation in June of 2016. In order to be considered for the scholarship 3 items must be presented to the Vice President for Scholarships:

  1. Completed NCMEA scholarship application (available in September)
  2. Resume
  3. Official high school transcripts
  4. A letter of recommendation from one of the studentís high school music instructors
All materials must be POSTMARKED by Friday, November 20, 2015. No applications will be considered after the deadline.

The scholarship committee will review the applications and hold interviews and auditions on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at North Tonawanda High School. These appointments will be scheduled once all application materials have been processed. Each applicant will be sent an audition packet containing his or her audition time and pertinent information regarding the process.

There are no restrictions in regards to musical literature for the audition. A studentís college audition selections will be suitable for consideration. However, the audition piece must be presented as the composer conceived it. Students must audition with accompaniment if the composition was written that way. Please be aware that NCMEA will not provide an accompanist for the scholarship auditions. Students should arrange their accompaniment for the performance. Tape accompaniments are acceptable, but are not recommended.

In addition to auditioning in their major area of performance, applicants may perform a brief selection (3-5 minutes maximum) on a minor instrument, or submit evidence of other musical skills (i.e. music composition).

As per NCMEA and NYSSMA regulations, no photocopied music may be used. You must provide two original copies for the judges.

Please contact NCMEA Vice President Judy Peterson with any questions.


  • Scholarship Application

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