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 2021.
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, 2021, all selected candidates will be invited to participate in an online zoom 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. Our plan for a live audition has been changed to online format because of Covid-19 restrictions.
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.
The planned public audition has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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.