Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

October 07

Awarded By

Mario Lanza Institute & Museum

Award Amount

Prizes are awarded as follows: first place, $2,500; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,500; and fourth place, $1,000. All prizes are non-renewable.


Four awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Preliminary auditions will take place at The Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St., Philadelphia, PA, on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. At the audition, the student will choose his/her first piece (from the list provided on his/her application), and the judges may then ask for another piece off of the student's list. The first piece should be chosen carefully to show the student's vocal ability, as there may not be sufficient time for a second piece. An accompanist is provided at no additional cost. The four winners will then perform at the Mario Lanza Ball on Sunday Nov. 12, 2017, when judges will make their final determinations for the four awards. Finalists must perform at the Mario Lanza Ball to receive a scholarship. There is a two-time limit for past winners of the Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship. No previous first place winners of this award are permitted to apply. Singers already performing leading or comprimario roles with a major opera company are ineligible for this competition.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Mario Lanza Institute (MLI) website. As part of the application, the student must provide information on the repertoire he/she intends to prepare for the scho ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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