Susan C. Mahla Instrumental Piano Scholarship

The Susan C. Mahla Instrumental Piano Scholarship is granted to a graduating high school senior from Northeast Florida pursuing a degree in music. (Pianist) This four-year scholarship is awarded to an outstanding pianist once every four years. A panel of highly qualified judges select the piano scholarship recipient.  This $10,000 scholarship is paid out over a 4 year period.

Piano Scholarship Criteria:  DEADLINE EXTENDED – SEE DETAILS BELOW

  • Student must be a high school senior and planning to major in music in college. Once in college, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and remain a music major.
  • Student must complete online application – HERE
  • Student must have school send/provide Friday Musicale a transcript – must be received by May 24, 2019.
  • Student must turn in 3 copies of the music being performed in the audition – must be dropped off or received by May 24, 2019.
  • Competition day, June 1, 2019All students must audition with two contrasting style selections.
  • Scholarship Laureates Concert, Tentative Date: June 7, 2019 at 7:00pmScholarship Winner & Selected Students
Friday Musicale Application

2018 – Mikala Laws, opera singer, University of North Florida
Recipient of the Shirley Pinner Warner Memorial Opera Scholarship

2018 – Alex McGuire, flute, Cleveland Institute of Music
Recipient of the Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

2017 – Megan Wojtyla, oboe, University of Michigan
Recipient of the Friday Musicale Scholarship

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