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Conerto High School Musicians Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by United States Marine Band

Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 3

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its Concerto Competition for High School Musicians are now open. All application materials are due Nov. 15, 2022. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the Marine Band during the 2023 concert season and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Second and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 scholarships respectively.


This competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2022-2023 academic year. Woodwind, brass and percussion players are eligible to apply. (String, piano and harp players will be eligible in the 2024 competition.)

NOTE: After applications close for the 2023 competition, the next opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion players to apply will be for the 2025 competition (applications due Nov. 2024).

Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current/former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible. All applicants must be U.S. citizens

Application Materials:

The application has three components:

1. Performance Recording:

A) Applicants must select ONE work from the repertoire list and submit an unedited recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band or orchestra.

B) Recordings must be submitted in the form of a YouTube video. The application form cannot be completed without a link to the video.

C) When posting to YouTube, applicants may also designate the video as "unlisted," meaning it is viewable only by people who have the direct link. If desired, the applicant can choose not to be visible in the video.

2. Online Application Form: Fill out and submit all required information on the online application form.

3. Letter of Recommendation: A teacher familiar with your musicianship must provide a letter of recommendation.

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