Scholarships

2016 Hamza Abouelhouda

2015 Christiana Shelenberger

2014 Rachel Lovelace

2013 Mitchell Kuhn & Andrew Callahan

For over fifty years through its Philanthropic Department, Friday Musicale has awarded music scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Jacksonville area pursuing degrees in music. These four-year scholarships are awarded to instrumental and vocal students annually. A panel of three highly qualified judges choose the best of the best and award the scholarships. Students awarded these scholarships must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and major in music.


Friday Musicale scholarships have contributed to the professional development of many young musicians from Jacksonville, which has led to their subsequent contributions to the life of our cultural community. The Philanthropic Committee takes pride in this continuing program. Recent scholarship recipients are:

2017 - Megan Wojtyla, Oboe

2016 - Hamza Abouelhouda, percussion, Manhattan School of Music
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2015 - Christiana Shelenberger, piano, Florida State University
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2014 - Rachel Lovelace, bassoon, University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2013 - Mitchell Kuhn, oboe, The Juilliard School
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2013 - Andrew Callahan, piano, University of Michigan
Recipient of the Susan C. Mahla Instrumental Piano Scholarship

2012 - Samuel Casseday, double bass, Curtis Institute of Music
Recipient of the Friday Musicale Scholarship

2012 - Hannah Fell, flute, University of Florida
Friday Musicale Honorable Mention

2012 - Gabriela Pena-Kim, violin, TBD
Friday Musicale Honorable Mention

2011 - Likai He, violin, Columbus State University
Recipient of the Marian Waterman Caldwell Instrumental Scholarship

2011 - Elisa Gentry, clarinet, Florida State University
Recipient of the Friday Musicale Scholarship

2011 - Brandon Mosley, clarinet, Stetson University
Friday Musicale Honorable Mention

2010 - Allison Watkins, flute, Florida State University
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2010 - Danielle Morgan Cheiken, soprano, Oberlin College
Recipient of the Friday Musicale Vocal Scholarship

2009 - Kensley Behel, clarinet, Florida State University
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2009 - Preston Masters, baritone (voice), Florida State University
Recipient of the Friday Musicale Vocal Scholarship

2007 - John Henry Kruer, violin, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester