The Octavo Singers will, again, be awarding a $500 cash scholarship to a graduating senior currently attending high school, who shows interest in pursuing further classical voice study.
An applicant must be:
* A high school senior attending a high school in one of the following seven counties: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, or Schoharie.
* S/he must be seriously interested in continuing to pursue classical vocal music at some advanced level, e.g. as a major or minor in her/his future college program.
The application must include:
* A summary of her/his performance experience.
* A brief essay, no more than 200 words, describing the importance of vocal music in her/his life, and plans for pursuing this interest in the future.
* A letter of recommendation from her/his music teacher or voice coach.
* Application forms may be mailed to: Octavo Singers; P.O.Box 722, Schenectady, NY 12301, Attn: Patricia Aycox, or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submitting applications is: Friday, February 24, 2017.
A review of all applications will be conducted by the selection committee. Applicants selected as finalists will be invited to prepare a vocal performance piece for audition. In the interest of consistency in accompaniment, we would prefer that our conductor, Curtis Funk, accompany all auditioning students. Students who do not wish him to accompany may sing a cappella. In order to give him ample time to master the accompaniments, a PDF copy of the music must be sent to him at email@example.com by March 10th, 2017. Auditions before a small jury of choral members and the conductor will be scheduled during the month of March. The winner will be announced in early April, and will be invited to perform with the Octavos at our Spring Concert (Bach’s Passion According to St. John) on Sunday, May 7th, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street, Schenectady, at 3:00 PM.
Any questions may be directed to Patricia Aycox at: firstname.lastname@example.org.