2020 Portland Rossini Club Scholarship Competition

UPDATE: Because of the unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we sincerely regret to announce that the Rossini Club has decided to cancel the 2020 spring Scholarship competition.

We encourage music students and teachers to follow Rossini Club on Facebook, and/or visit the website for any future updates, and we encourage everyone to apply in 2021. Best wishes to you all!


The Rossini Club’s annual scholarship competition for music students includes the following categories:

Instrumental:
The Emily K. Rand (now instrumental) Scholarship Fund was established in 1932 in memory of the Portland Rossini Club’s third president, a vocalist who presided in a distinguished manner for 25 years.

Piano:
The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was established in 2001 as a bequest of a Member in good standing for 55 years.

Vocal:
The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was created in memory of the club’s longtime treasurer, vocalist Barbara C. Littlefield.

Thanks to the continued generosity of our donors, the total prize amount for each category may amount to more than $2,000 (the judges may reserve the right not to award a prize).

Rules

These scholarship competitions are open to all residents of the State of Maine.

Applicants must be older than 17 and be registered as music majors in the Fall of 2020 at any accredited music school, college, or university.

Previous first place winners of the scholarships may not apply.

Applicants in each competition must perform at least two compositions representing two different periods as follows: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and/or 20th/21st Century.

The total performance should be at least ten minutes and is not to exceed fifteen minutes.
Applicants must provide their own accompanists.

Vocalists must perform entirely from memory; Pianists and Instrumentalists must perform at least one selection from memory.

One published edition of the music must be provided for the panel of judges.

Schedule

All competitions will take place Saturday, May 30, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Cathedral of Saint Luke, Portland, ME.

The complete application packet MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER than Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Applicants will be ineligible to compete if application packet is incomplete. Special scheduling requests must be submitted in writing and will be honored if possible. Contestants will be notified of their performance time on or before
Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Application Form

The 2020 PRC Scholarship Application PDF form is downloadable here.

More information about the scholarship is located on the About the Scholarship page and on the Description PDF here.

For additional information:

Contact Scholarship Chair: Barbara Graustein
Email: barbgrau@gmail.com