Summer Music Study Scholarships

Summer Study Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Summer Study Scholarships. These students ranged from Elementary to Advanced performance levels and were evaluated on their performance (50%), essay (30%) and sight-reading (20%). Thank you to our fine adjudicators, Dr. Richard Van Dyke, Dr. Dawn Wohn, and Dr. Cicilia Yudha. Congratulations to these students and their teachers.

Cecilia Martin (Tatiana Hanna)-violin-$550-The Loft Violin Shop & CEOMTA
Danna Long (Kathleen Stephenson Sadoff)-piano-$400-CEOMTA
Adam Whitman (Ginny Christopherson)-violin-$250-The Loft Violin Shop & CEOMTA
Stanley Cao (Nina Polonsky)-piano-$200-Solich Piano & CEOMTA
Samuel Deng (Anna Svirsky)-violin-$150-CEOMTA
Kimberly Shi (Kathleen Stephenson Sadoff)-piano-$150-Piano Technicians Guild
Chloe Johnson (Laurie Loper)-piano-$150-Columbus Piano Leasing & CEOMTA
Ben Webster (Deborah Bradshaw-Tigh)-piano-$150-Music Go Round
Ruby Frush Holt (Jessica Heitmeyer)-piano-$100 Columbus Piano Leasing

Summer Music Study Scholarships may be used to pay for a music camp, master class, workshop, institute, special lessons, or coaching separate from (and in addition to) study with the teacher of current enrollment. If you would like to use an awarded scholarship for other than listed above, please have your teacher contact the chairperson for prior approval — before submitting an application.

This event is open to all students age nine (9) as of the audition date through high school seniors. Applicants must have studied in the performance medium of the audition with their current teacher for at least six (6) of the nine (9) months immediately preceding the auditions. Previous recipients are not eligible to audition the year following their award, with the exception of future music majors auditioning for the Graduating Senior Award. Students and non-members must reside within the Central East District.

Scholarship applicants will be judged in three areas: performance (50%), essay (30%) and sight-reading (20%). Scholarships will be granted according to their specific purposes and must be used during the summer awarded, with the exception of the Graduation Senior Award.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: Audition times will be individually assigned
Location: The First Congregational Church
444 East Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215
Deadline: March 1, 2018 (postmark)
Fees: $15.00 for students of members
$40.00 for students of non-members

To download a complete list of Rules and Regulations, click link below:
2018 Scholarship Rules and Regulations

To download an Application Form, click link below:
2018 Scholarship Application

Teachers only should contact the Chairperson/Registrar:

Debra Mattera
(614) 529-1133 –

Laura Flowers Benson, NCTM
(614) 505-1065 –


Updated July 8, 2017.