2021 Suncoast Music Scholarship auditions will be digital

The 2021 Suncoast Music Scholarship program will offer up to $8,000 in music scholarships through a competition that will be conducted using digitally recorded audition performances. 
 
Open to 10th through 12th grade students who reside in Sarasota or Manatee County, the scholarship program is funded through a partnership of Sarasota Music Club and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. Awarded funds are to be used for advancing the winners’ music education.
 
This year’s awards for graduating seniors are: 1st place - $3,000; 2nd place - $2,000; and 3rd place - $1,000. 
 
Two awards are available for current 11th grade students: 1st place - $750 and 2nd place - $500. Students now in 10th grade can audition for two awards: 1st place - $500 and 2nd place $250.
 
Lee Dougherty Ross, Co-Founder of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and Co-Chair of Suncoast Music Scholarships, said, “We are so happy to be able to offer these scholarships  to help support young musicians at a time of financial strain for so many.”
 
Information and applications are available through the websites of both sponsoring organizations: www.SarasotaMusicClub.org and www.ArtistSeriesConcerts.org. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 31.
 
Winners of past scholarship awards have used the funds to purchase or repair instruments, attend summer music programs, and for advanced music education at institutions that include Eastman School of Music, Juilliard and the New England Conservatory. Other winners have used their awards to purchase flutes, violins and bows, a saxophone and a cello.
 
The organization partners are devoted to enhancing music performance and education. Founded in 1930 and originally part of the historic Women’s Club, Sarasota Music Club offers free, member-supported performances October through March. Since its founding in 1996, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has evolved into a valuable regional cultural asset, known for bringing diverse, world-class performers to Sarasota and Manatee counties in addition to presenting young emerging musicians.
 
For more information, call Lee Dougherty Ross, 941.388.1188, or Susan Hicks, 941.925.3602.
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PHOTO 04: Joy McIntyre (judge) , Andrea Guaita (10th grade, home schooled), Gayle Williams (judge), Rich Ridenour(judge), Graeme Sugden (12th grade, Braden River High School), Joshua Guaita (12th grade, home schooled), Daphne Waggener (12th grade, Riverview High School), Ryan Schmidt (12th grade, Manatee School for the Arts), Daniel Solowey (10th grade, Pine View High School). Photo by Rod Millington.

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