Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
Awards will be given in the following amounts: $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.
Three awards offered annually.
Any of the usual instruments of band or orchestra are eligible for the instrumental competition, EXCEPT those whose sound is electronically produced or amplified. Strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and percussion are all welcome. Notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be provided within a reasonable time following the screening process. Not more than 10 finalists will be accepted in each category. Each finalist will have to come to Clarinda at his/her own expense for the annual Glenn Miller Festival. Finalists must be prepared to do the following: perform a work of concert or competition quality of about five minutes duration, or a movement of a major work; sight read selections of the judge's choice; and perform technical exercises such as arpeggios, scales, rudiments and transposition, to the extent required by the judge. Finalists are recommended to perform a selection contrasting in style or type to the required piece, or to demonstrate their skills in improvising.
Applications are available on the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society website. The applicant must submit a clear, high quality CD to the scholarship committee. This CD should contain two tracks of conte ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.