Applications for the 2017 Board of Directors’ Community Player Award are now available!
Selection process: This award does not have an audition process. Instead, students will be evaluated on the basis of reference letters submitted with their application.
One successful applicant will receive a monetary award of $500.00 in the form of a MCMA tuition waiver or a musical instrument credit (at a local music store). The winner will be announced on May 10 and is asked to accept their award at the scholarship concert in Convocation Hall on May 28, 2017.
Application and letters must be submitted to the Community Services Coordinator by:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The successful candidate will show a clear commitment to music education, and consider it a priority in their life. This may be demonstrated in a number of ways, such as:
- Volunteer work in the music community
- Dedication to multiple instruments or disciplines (theory, history, harmony)
- Regular attendance at music events
- Self-directed initiative in lessons (extra practice/compositions/arrangements)
- Collaboration with peers
Composition of reference letters:
A total of three letters will need to be submitted to be eligible for this award. Letters should emphasize the candidate’s involvement with the above criteria. The composition of the reference letters are as follows:
- One letter from an MCMA Faculty Member who instructs the applicant
- One letter from community members (e.g. Member of a church parish, band director, volunteer coordinator at a personal care home,peer reference). References must have or had an ongoing relationship with the applicant and state this in the letter.
- One letter from the applicant, stating their musical involvement, goals they hope to achieve through music education, and the impact this award will have on their study.