OCEANSIDE CLASSICAL CONCERTS ANNOUNCES A $2500 MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must be a senior in high school applying for admission to a recognized university music program or a private performing arts conservatory music program in 2022.
Submit a 500 word statement clearly communicating the depth of commitment to a career in music with a focused plan toward career success. Attach supporting documents of musical achievements and experience including letters of reference. See application form for details.
By May 1, 2022, all selected candidates will be invited to participate in an audition scheduled around May 15 which will be the determining factor in selection of the scholarship winner. The music piece selected for the audition should be of sufficient complexity to showcase technical and interpretative skills.
Audition jurists, professional teachers and performers selected by the scholarship committee, will determine the winner by simple majority vote.
The winning performer will receive $2500 toward tuition and books for their first year in a university music program.
For details regarding the Scholarship Program please email the Scholarship Committee Chair at [email protected]
DONATIONS TO THE OCCS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
OCCS is registered as a charity by the Canada Revenue Agency. Our fundraising focus is on building the OCCS Scholarship Fund and achieving the second goal in our society Constitution – “… advance education by providing scholarships based on academic achievement to high school graduates and students enrolled in post-secondary music programs and seeking a music-related career.”
OCCS is dedicated to fostering the future of all forms of music by supporting local aspiring musicians. Charitable receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 and more. Donations can be made by:
- cheque (payable to Oceanside Classical Concerts Society) and mailed to OCCS Scholarship Fund, 1254 Roberton Blvd, Parksville BC V9P 2P8
- online by clicking on “donate now” and choosing Scholarship Fund. One time and monthly online donations are processed through CanadaHelps, a trusted charity that provides a secure online platform.
OCEANSIDE CLASSICAL CONCERTS SOCIETY AWARDS $2500 MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Oceanside Classical Concerts is pleased and proud to announce the winner for our mid- island music scholarship. This scholarship, valued at $2500, is awarded to a grade twelve student who will be pursuing a post secondary music education this fall.
This years’ winner is Paige Kaps. Paige is a very gifted and hardworking vocalist who will be continuing her studies in vocal performance in the University of Toronto Bachelor of Music Program.
Paige is the kind of young person in our community that we can all be proud of. In addition to her vocal training, where she has earned her grade nine voice diploma with first class honours at the Royal Conservatory of Music, she has also earned her RCM grade eight piano and theory diplomas. She performed at the mid-island Regional Performance Arts Festival and was nominated for provincials as the mid-island classical voice representative before Covid forced its cancellation. She attended the UBC summer vocal workshop twice giving her the opportunity to work with university level accompanists, coaches and teachers.
While Paige’s first love is classical music she has also performed in musical theatre productions at her high school. In addition she stepped in to be the vocal coach for a school production when the original vocal coach could no longer participate because of Covid.
Along with all of her other activities, she has still maintained a straight A average throughout her high school career.
Joe Straka, OCCS scholarship committee chair says “We see Paige as a diversely talented, dedicated and well rounded young person who truly deserves this award. Congratulations Paige!”
Oceanside Classical Concerts Series is grateful to have the opportunity to help the next generation of musicians to achieve their best. We look forward to awarding a scholarship to another deserving mid-island music student next year.