Scholarships & Competitions
Paul J. and Charlotta Ross Scholarship Application
Deadline: Application is open from May 1 to July 30.
For more information and applications visit The Pittsburgh Foundation
PYSO Membership Dues Scholarship Fund
Scholarship assistance, based on financial need or merit, is available for membership dues. If you wish to apply, please download the PYSO Membership Dues Scholarship Application form and submit it to the PYSO office no later than Wednesday, August 15th.
2018-2019 PYSO Concerto and Solo Competition
The date for this year’s PYSO Concerto Competition has not been set. Please check back in September for more information.
The first place winner of PYSO’s Concerto Competition traditionally performs with PYSO in its Spring Heinz Hall concert.
2018 United States Marine Band High School Concerto Competition
Application packets must be postmarked or time stamped by Nov. 15, 2018. To submit an electronic/online application click here:
For more information about the United States Marine Band Educational Programs visit their website,
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition 2018
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic invites applications from high school musicians performing on harp, strings, brass or woodwinds.
Applicants must be residents of Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington or Westmoreland Counties.
The Young Artist Competition Winner will be invited to perform with The Pittsburgh Philharmonic’s March 9th and 10th 2018 Concerts and will receive a $250 scholarship.
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Keynotes Music Scholarship Competition
Up to $10,000 can be awarded at Keynotes Music Scholarship Competition in the spring. Applicants must be full-time music majors currently enrolled at a music school or in the music department of a college or university – OR – graduating high school students that have been accepted for admission and will enroll as full-time music students.
Tuesday Musical Club Scholarships
Blackwood Music Scholarships
Applications must be postmarked by: February 1, 2018
Markus and Esther Klein Scholarship Fund - for String Players
Concerto Competitions & Performances
The Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Competition
For PYSO members needing help with pianists’ fees, financial assistance is available.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you wish to ask for this assistance.
Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Young Artists Competition
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition
Marine Corps Band Concerto Competition
The President’s Own United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school wind and percussion musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 scholarship.
Musicians with a Mission
Contact Founding Director Devin Arrington for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded Summer Programs
The National Youth Orchestra of the USA
The program provides room and board during the residency and covers all expenses related to instructional, rehearsal, performance, and tour activities (including tour-related visa costs, airfares, and other transportation, as well as hotels, meals and group sightseeing).
Application deadlines for the 2018 NYOUSA have passed.
Applications for 2018 NYO2 have passed.
Brevard Summer Institute