RVMTA Scholarships

CHAIRMAN: DONNA BOLES

AUDITION DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

TIME: INDIVIDUAL, TBA

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018

LOCATION: NEW LIFE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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RVMTA Scholarship: A Roanoke Valley Music Teachers Association Scholarship will be given in the amount of $1,000.00 to a winner deemed qualified by the judge and the committee. The application for this scholarship can be found on the RVMTA website.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  1. The applicant shall be a high school senior who plans to major or minor in his or her musical education OR a non-major enrolled in an applied music course or courses in college.
  2. The applicant’s teacher at the time of application shall be a member in good standing of RVMTA.
  3. By no later than FEBRUARY 1, 2018 the applicant shall submit to the scholarship chairman:
  4. a completed scholarship application form
  5. a statement of recommendation from his or her teacher
  6. a list of musical achievements, awards, activities, etc.
  7. a description of the applicant’s plan for using the Scholarship while at college
GENERAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Applicants shall be prepared to perform a program of three (3) selections. See additional requirements below for each instrument / voice. Applicants may perform individual movements from multi-movement selections (such as sonatas). Selections shall be approved by the Scholarship Committee prior to audition.
  2. Memorization is required for all piano and vocal selections. Brass, string and woodwind performers are required to perform one selection from memory (with memorization optional on the other two pieces).
  3. Auditions will be scheduled in 20-minute blocks. There is no penalty if the judges need to stop a performance that is approaching the 20-minute deadline. Judging will not be based on the length of the pieces performed. Quality of performance and demonstration of skill is more important than length.
  4. Piano, woodwind, string and brass applicants will be asked to perform from memory one (1) scale from this list: E-flat, B-flat, F, C, G, D, A. Pianists should perform two (2) octaves, up and down. Woodwind, string and brass applicants should perform one (1) octave, up and down. The judges will announce to the applicant which scale to perform before or after their three selections. Any tempo is acceptable.
  5. Applicants shall bring to the audition, for the judge’s use, a copy of each selection to be performed. Measures should be numbered. The use of photocopies will not be permitted unless the selections are permanently out of print, or are an original unpublished composition. Reproduction of single pages, but not the entire score, may be used by the accompanist to facilitate page turns, and the appropriate published score must also be present on the music rack of the accompanist using the reproduced pages.
  6. Qualified and impartial judges shall audition applicants on the date above.
  7. Applicants shall audition in person on the date specified. A one (1) minute warm-up will be allowed in the audition room prior to the start of the audition.
  8. The selection of winners shall be based on the musical ability displayed at the audition. Should there not be a clear-cut winner at that time, activities and achievements on the application will be given consideration. In case of a tie, a scholarship award may be shared equally to both. The Scholarship Chairman will explain to the judges the procedure for collectively choosing the winning applicant.
  9. The winner(s) will be expected to perform the audition selections in person for the Roanoke Valley Music Teachers Association’s Scholarship Recital program scheduled on April 13, 2018.
PIANO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Pianists shall be prepared to perform (from memory) a program of three selections from the following classifications, with no more than one from each category:
  1. Baroque
  2. Classical
  3. Romantic
  4. Contemporary
VOICE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Vocalists shall be prepared to perform (from memory) a program of three selections with the following requirements:
  1. One Italian art song or German Lieder, to be sung in the original language
  2. One Twentieth-Century art song in English by an American, British, or Canadian composer
  3. One art song of the applicant’s choice
Vocalists must provide their own accompanist. Recorded accompaniments are not permitted. Teachers may not accompany their own students.

BRASS, STRING AND WOODWIND REQUIREMENTS

Instrumentalists shall be prepared to perform a program of three selections from the following classifications, with no more than one from each category:
  1. Baroque
  2. Classical
  3. Romantic
  4. Contemporary

Classifications may be represented by published transcriptions and will be considered in the time classification of the original composer.

For brass, string and woodwind applicants, memorization is required for at least one selection of the applicant’s choice. Memorization is optional for the other two selections.

Instrumentalists must provide their own accompanist. Recorded accompaniments are not permitted. Teachers may not accompany their own students.

Submit applications postmarked by February 1, 2017 to:

DONNA BOLES, Chairman
540-354-5677
bolesstudio@gmail.com

Location: New Life Presbyterian Church. Salem, Virginia.

2017 RVMTA Scholarship Winner:
Victoria Marie Alexander, student of Deborah Richardson



2015 RVMTA Scholarship Winners:
Benjamin Smith, student of Wysor Gearhart
Josiah Sprankle, student of Jean Williams
Judges were Deanne Vance and Judith Clark


2014 RVMTA Scholarship Winner: Shannon O'Leary, voice student of Peggy Schaaf

 

2013 RVMTA Scholarship Winner: Jacob Carrick, student of Tanya Graybeal

2013 Mae Stemple Memorial Scholarship Winner: David M. Johnson, former student of Lynne S. Kessler

2012 Mae Stemple Memorial Scholarship Winner: David M. Johnson, former student of Lynne S. Kessler

 

2012 Judges: Carolyn Victorine and Rebecca Wallenborn with Mae Stemple Winner, David M. Johnson

2011 RVMTA Scholarship Winner: Katherine Leachman

2011 RVMTA Scholarship Winner

2011 Mae Stemple Memorial Scholarship Winner: David M. Johnson

2011 Mae Stemple Scholarship Winner

 

2011 Judges: Jim Paxton, Carolyn Victorine, Deanne Vance

2011 Scholarship Judges

Past RVMTA and Mae Stemple Scholarship Winners

2010 Mae Stemple Scholarship Winner Kris Sanchack and RVMTA Scholarship Winner David M. Johnson

 

2009 Mae Stemple Scholarship Winner: Lindsay Burgess, student of Carolyn Victorine

Lindsay Burgess 2009 Mae Stemple Scholarship Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Lynne Kessler, NCTM, presents Lindsay Burgess with her scholarship check.

Lynne Kessler with Lindsay Burgess

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