National Young Artists Solo Competition

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

The John Philip Sousa Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a high school senior in the fall of 2016.
  4. Must be enrolled as a full-time member of his/her school's band or orchestra program AND must play a woodwind instrument.
  5. Must plan to enter college as a music major.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2015. Students must play a woodwind instrument in their high school band, and must plan to major in music.

Application requirements for the National Young Artists Solo Competition are:

  • Application form
  • Video performance
  • $25 app. fee
Additional Information: The purpose of this competition is to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school musicians who demonstrate a significantly high standard of excellence in performance. The winner will have the opportunity to perform a solo work with a major university or military band. Jupiter Band Instruments will support all expenses associated with the winner's solo performance.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 17

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 17

Applications are available online on the John Philip Sousa Foundation website by clicking on the "National Young Artists" link under the "Other Projects" heading. As part of the application process, the student must video record himself/herself playing two contrasting movements of a concerto or a work of similar difficulty with an original or transcribed band accompaniment. The performance must be accompanied by piano. The video must be unedited. The student should submit his/her performance by uploading the video to a private YouTube channel and emailing the link to the video to Dr. Nicole Gross at the email address provided. The student may also submit five copies of a DVD recording by mail to the address provided. The application must be endorsed by the student's high school band director, certifying that he/she is a member in good standing of the band. The completed application and $25 entry fee must be submitted via mail to the address provided by the deadline date.
About The John Philip Sousa Foundation:
Contact Information: Dr. Nicole Gross, Coordinating Chair
Address: Indiana State University, Music Department 300 N. 7th St. Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

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