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
In Memory of Marie Maazel | In Honor of Lawrence Loh | In Memory of Lucio Rossetti
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,
Auditions and Scholarship Opportunities with the Tamburitzans
We are looking for talented students attending any local college to join the Tamburitzans! If you enjoy performing and would like to be a part of a premier ensemble, then The Tamburitzans may be the place for you! Travel, perform – gain the experience of a lifetime while you earn your college degree!
Tamburitzans Auditions will be held on February 6, 2019 at the Tamburitzans HQ building in Pittsburgh, PA.
Substantial scholarship money is available to deserving & talented students.
Visit the “Become a Tammie” section of our website at www.thetamburitzans.org to learn more!
For more information, call us at 412-224-2071.
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition 2018
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
The Pittsburgh Concert Society (PCS) holds auditions in the Young Artist category to provide recital performance opportunities and financial support to highly-qualified, young classical musicians who live in the Pittsburgh area.
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
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