- Mr. Rojo
Updated1/5/22: Scholarships & Professional Choirs
Updated: Jan 5, 2022
Last year we posted this information in late March, but it was a bit too late for some of those opportunities, so now we are telling you before the new year, because many of these scholarships begin to process between January and March.
LOHS Singers are in high demand in College, University, and Community Choirs. Whether you plan to major in music or not, continue to share your gift of singing in a choir after high school! Use the links below to audition for scholarships or join a local ensemble! Just be sure to call or email these organizations as previously closed opportunities may open up. Sometimes even faster than they can update their web pages. Also, don't be afraid to contact the director of admissions at the universities. It is their job to assist incoming students.
University of La Verne - $25,000 in performance scholarships (Deadline is Jan. 17th, 2022)
The Southeastern Performance Apparel Music Education Scholarship
https://sepapparel.com/music-education-scholarship (Deadline for student nominee application submissions Feb. 15th, 2022)
Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation
https://rccaaf.org/high-school-scholarship-awards/ (Updates posted March 2022)
Southern California Vocal Association
Redlands University (Brad Andrews, Dir. of Music Admissions Brad_Andrews@redlands.edu)
Colburn School of Music
California State University Fullerton
California State University Long Beach
USC Thornton School of Music
Scholarships for Music Majors
Various Music Scholarships - scholarships.com
National Association for Music Education
Singing in a Professional Choir
Some of these professional ensembles are beginning to hold auditions again as pandemic protocols become a bit more manageable. However, it is important to keep checking every now and then, cause things can change. Just remember to prepare by having a few classical arias or art songs memorized that you really excel at. Know your vocal range, and be prepared to vocalize and sight-read. You'd be surprised who sings in pro choirs. Often it is folks in music education, but sometimes science majors, engineers, etc. Members can be a mix between volunteer and paid, but typically section leaders, and key members who perform a lot are on the payroll.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Inland Master Chorale