The Chaminade Music Club awards are given to high school students for the advanced study of classical music. Benefits for the participants include the experience of a solo performance in front of a live audience, as well as constructive critiques from a panel of professional musicians. The awards are presented to both vocalists and instrumentalists. Prizes totalling $1,000 are awarded each year. It is hoped that these awards might be helpful to the winners in their future study of serious music.
Auditions are open to vocalists or instrumentalists who are students in the 9th through 12th grades of High School and have studied voice or their instrument for two or more years. Students must be currently studying with a private teacher. Application forms shall include a recommendation from the private teacher. Students must meet the residency in one of the following communities: Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Taunton, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Franklin, Sharon, Canton, Walpole, Easton, Cumberland RI, Pawtucket RI. An applicant may be a son, daughter or student of a Chaminade Music Club member in good standing.
Applicants must present two selections from one of the following musical periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, or 20th-21st Century. All repertoire must be in what is generally understood to be a classical idiom. Total time of the applicant's performance should not exceed fifteen minutes. Applicants are required to perform their selections from memory. It is better for a student to select music which they can perform well rather than to select music that is too difficult. The Club will assist the candidate in securing an accompianist, if needed. Three copies of music for each selection must be provided for the judges at the time of the audition. Questions about suitability of repertoire should be addressed to the Chair of Music Awards Committee. Final decisions of suitable repertoire will rest with the Chaminade Music Club Executive Board.
If you would like to apply for the Chaminade Music Club Awards, please contact us for an application.
The Chaminade Music Club held its 57th Annual Scholarship Award concert on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Florence Hayward Sweet Club House located at 44 Peck Street in Attleboro.
The competition was open to high school musicians in the greater Attleboro area. This year's winners were:
JUNIOR DIVISION | Emilie Barrick
SENIOR DIVISION | Juliana Dudziak, Michael Karshis, Janelle Li
These awards are given to high school students for the advanced study of classical music. In addition to the scholarship, benefits for the participants include the experience of a solo performance in front of a live audience, as well as constructive critiques from a panel of professional musicians.
We congratulate these students and wish them great success in their future musical endeavors!
All local area high school musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to apply and audition for the annual scholarship competition.