Each year, Choral Club of San Diego awards scholarship money to deserving vocal students.
Since our inception in 1939, the Choral Club of San Diego (CCSD) has supported promising young vocalists with scholarship awards presented each spring. In past years we held auditions for the awards, but beginning in 2017 we streamlined the process. Now we work directly with teachers of voice at local colleges to select deserving students and help them complete their music education. The total amount to be awarded for 2018 is approximately $1,000.
The following is a summary of the CCSD scholarship rules:
- Candidates must meet the following criteria:
(a) Applicants must be students of vocal music at a college or university in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of studies.
(b) Applicants must be between 17 and 35 years of age as of June 1 of the application year.
(c) Any individual who has previously been awarded a scholarship from CCSD is not eligible.
- Voice teachers who select scholarship winners may not have a family or personal relationship with the selected student.
- The selected scholarship winners will submit a short essay (approx. 250 words) detailing their plans for a career in music.
- It is the strong preference of CCSD that scholarship winners perform one song at the CCSD Spring Reception and Concert. This year’s concert, “Laughter in the Rain,” will be held Sunday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Point Loma Assembly building, 3035 Talbot St. in San Diego. CCSD will reimburse each winner up to $50 for the cost of the accompanist at the Reception performance.
CCSD reserves the right to modify these rules at any time.
Choral Club of San Diego (“CCSD”) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be an IRC 501(c)(3) organization. CCSD carries out its mission by sponsoring a women’s choral ensemble, and in carrying out its mission, does ot advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on race, sex, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital or family status, national or ethnic origin.