May 13, 2019 all-day
Scholarship Chair Elizabeth Harmon

2019 Portland Rossini Club Scholarship Competitions

The three categories for scholarships include the following:

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.

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

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


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 2019 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.


The competition for all categories will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Woodford’s Congregational Church, 200 Woodfords Street, Portland, Maine.

The complete application packet MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER than Monday, May 13, 2019.

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.

Application Form

The 2019 PRC Scholarship Application form is downloadable here.

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