2019 Portland Rossini Club Scholarship Competitions

• Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship

• Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship

• Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship 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.

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was established in 2001 as a bequest of pianist, Lucia A. Wright, a member in good standing for fifty-five years.

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


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

Applicants must be above the age of 17 and be registered as music majors in the Fall of 2018 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.



All competitions will take place in early June of 2019 at Saint Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street, Portland, Maine. The exact date has yet to be determined. Please look through our materials to familiarize yourself with the process for best understanding.

The complete application packet MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER than yet to be scheduled date, usually in mid-May.

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 in late May.

This year, each scholarship offers a prize totaling $2,100. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize or to divide the prize among winners at the judges’ discretion.

The 2019 PRC Scholarship Application form and the 2019 Scholarship Information sheet will be available in January of 2019.

For additional information contact:

Scholarship Chair Barbara Graustein
Email: barbgrau@gmail.com
Phone: (207)829-3393