Pauline Groff Music Scholarship Endowment

This fund established by Patricia Schwarz in memory of Pauline Groff offers music scholarships for outstanding students selected by the Port Huron Music Teachers Association.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. The applicant must be a high school senior who is planning on attending an accredited School of Music in the fall, or a college freshman currently attending and accepted into a School of Music. Auditions may be conducted before a high school senior student has learned of their acceptance into a music school. If the student is determined eligible for the award, and later learns they are not accepted into the School of Music, the award must be forfeited.

2. The applicant may choose between sending a DVD of their performance by March 31; or attend a live audition and perform their music memorized.  Audition times and location will be determined after receipt of the application.

  • Recorded auditions must include:  a photo copy (judges will destroy the copies upon use) of the music performed, with measures numbered.  The DVD must be labeled with the applicants name and titles of the pieces.  The performance must include 2 or 3 pieces from different musical eras, in contrasting styles, less than 15 minutes total in duration.
  • Live auditions must include 2 or 3 pieces from different musical eras, one of which is memorized, from different musical eras, in contrasting styles, less than 15 minutes total in duration.

3. The applicant must submit a questionnaire listing their music experiences in the past, their present involvement with music and their future plans in a music career. The questionnaire may be found as part of the application below. 

4. Include a written recommendation from your music teacher.

5. All applications, recommendations, “taped performance” and other applying necessities must be submitted before March 31 to Pauline Groff Committee Chair, Ruth Fry, 2102 8th St., Port Huron, MI 48060. 

For additional information contact Ruth Fry at (810) 989-9516 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Marcia Collins at (810) 984-8046.

This scholarship requires a special application - available here.

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