Friday Musicale Philanthropic Department Scholarship

For over fifty years through Friday Musicale’s Philanthropic Department – awards are granted in music scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Jacksonville Area pursuing degrees in music. These four-year scholarships are awarded to instrumental 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.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Student must be a high school senior and majoring in music in college. Once in college, student 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 DATE TBD.
  • Student must turn in 3 copies of the music being performed in the audition – must be dropped off or received by DATE TBD.
  • Competition day, DATE TBDstudent must audition with memorized music.

Friday Musicale Application

2018 – Alex McGuire, Flute

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

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