Music Merit Scholarship
(only scholarship available to incoming freshmen)
Each year Emory College offers several half-tuition music merit scholarships to incoming freshman who show exceptional promise in their applied area. Scholarships are awarded to students who plan participate in a large ensemble. Students who wish to be considered for these scholarships must meet all admission requirements of Emory University and should plan on majoring in music. All auditioning students are considered for the scholarship; no additional paperwork is required. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April.
Application Deadline: February 1 of your senior year.
Please note: All Emory students may audition to declare a music major once they arrive on campus; however, only high-school seniors who audition by February 1 of their senior year will be considered for a Music Merit Scholarship.
***the following scholarship information is listed in alphabetical order ***
Atlanta Symphony Chorus Robert Shaw Memorial: Outstanding Singer Award
This $1500 scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding rising junior music major in voice. Students seeking this award should make application to a member of the voice faculty no later than April 1 of the sophomore year. The scholarship will be granted during the student’s junior and senior years.
The Katherine Blumenthal Award is funded by a generous endowment to the Department of Music. Ms. Blumenthal was a music major at Emory from 1996 to 2000 with interests in vocal performance and composition. Students who are performing a junior, senior, or honors solo recital are eligible to apply. Selection criteria include the merit of the proposed project and the faculty’s assessment of the student’s work to that point.
Performers may use the award to commission a new work to be performed by the student and/or to hire accompanying musicians in the performance of a recently composed work. Composers and Jazz Musicians may use the award to hire musicians in the performance of original compositions. Interested students should contact Dr. John Lennon via email at email@example.com.
Several Boykin Scholarships are available to deserving students of music performance with financial need. The amount of each scholarship will offset, in part or in full, the music performance course fee. Students are nominated to receive the scholarship by faculty members of the Performance Committee of the Department of Music. Students who receive an award must enroll in MUS 310 or MUS 320 and fulfill all requirements of the course.
Friends of Music Award
Each year an undergraduate students, a rising junior and a rising senior, will be recognized for excellence in music based on performance, academic excellence, leadership, and service. An honorarium is presented at the Friends of Music Annual Dinner.
Friends of Music Student Research Grant
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the availability of small grants to support research in music, funded by the Friends of Music. Funds are normally available from September through August of the academic year.
Applicants must be music majors working on research projects approved by the Research Committee and may use these funds to supplement other grants. Funds may be used for conference presentation, travel to library archives, field research and other related activities.
Grant proposals will be evaluated by the Research Committee on the clarity of research objectives and the proposed budget being reasonable and sufficient to accomplish these objectives. During the period of their award, grantees may be invited to make a presentation of their research to the Research Committee. At the end of the award period, grantees will be required to provide a final research report.
Please submit a proposal of no more than 500 words to Tong Soon Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, 2013. Proposals should include: (1) a project description, (2) an explanation of how the project started and how it fits into the applicant's current degree program; (3) a description of how the funds will be used; and (4) a detailed budget.
From the Heart Award
This award is provided by a generous donation of Janie and Wayne Alexander, on behalf of the Emory Friends of Music in memory of Dr. Louise Cording. At the end of each academic year, the music faculty selects an undergraduate student who best communicates with passion the emotional language of music to the listener from the heart. The award is accompanied by a cash prize.
STIPE Society Scholars
At the end of each academic year, the Music Department will nominate a rising junior or senior as a Stipe Society Scholar. Six such awards are given to students in the arts. The student will receive a cash prize and become eligible for additional project funding. Stipe Scholars are expected to have projects they wish to investigate or accomplish during their term, a demonstrated willingness to participate in community outreach, and a collaborative and appreciative approach to all of the arts. A 3.0 GPA is required.
Sudler Prize in the Arts
The Sudler Prize in the Arts is awarded annually to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the highest standard of proficiency in one or more of the performing or creative arts. It may be given for performance, execution, or composition in the field of music, theater, film, painting, sculpture, design, architecture, or allied areas of artistic endeavor. This prize, accompanied by a cash award is awarded at the College Honors Program each commencement. Nominations are made by arts departments.
William Lemonds Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad
The William Lemonds Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad is made each spring to a voice or choral student entering a program of music study outside of the United States during the summer. The amount of this award varies from year to year and certain conditions apply. Application forms are available in the Music Department office BRB 230, or click here to print the form.