Merit Scholarships

The Music Department offers several scholarship opportunities for gifted students in Instrumental Music and in Choral Arts..

All applications are due January 10.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Performing Arts Scholarships in Music

Open to students in any academic major or program, these scholarships recognize incoming student instrumental musicians who demonstrate musical talent, leadership skills, and who are willing to participate in at least two instrumental ensembles, as specified by the ensemble directors. These scholarships are valued at $5,000 each and are renewable annually for four years. Performing Arts Scholars also receive free lessons on their primary instrument. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average. A separate application, due January 10, is required. For more information on instrumental scholarships and the application procedure, contact Linda Ganus at lcg3@lehigh.edu.

Snyder Family Marching Scholarships

Established by alumnus Joseph Snyder and family, these scholarships are for incoming student instrumental musicians who demonstrate musical talent, leadership skills, and who intend to perform with the Marching 97 in each fall undergraduate semester. The scholarship provides an initial award of $1,500 per year, increasing annually over four years. Snyder Scholars also receive free lessons on their primary instrument. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average. A separate application, due January 10, is required. For more information on instrumental scholarships and the application procedure, contact Linda Ganus at lcg3@lehigh.edu.

TO APPLY FOR AN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP:
Download and complete the Application Form by using the tab key to fill in the information. It requests basic information, a statement describing your musical background and interests, the name of a music teacher who will write a recommendation, and a link to a five-to seven-minute performance of two contrasting selections with the names of composers and titles of selections. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, a separate application should be submitted for each scholarship program. The deadline is January 10.

Email your application as an attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu.  In the subject line, indicate your last name + Performing Arts Scholarship OR your last name + Snyder Family Scholarship. Please do not attach  electronic sound files through email (mp3, etc.).  You may submit a YouTube link or Web link to your performance video on the application form as indicated.

Finalists will be invited to campus for an audition and interview.

Performing Arts and Snyder Scholarship: Recommendation Form
Applicants may download the form and email it to the recommender, provide a link to this page, or give it to her or him in hard copy.

For more information about the Performing Arts and Snyder Marching Band Instrumental Scholarships, contact Linda Ganus, Manager, Visual Communications and Orchestra.  For assistance with submitting the application, contact Linda Lipkis.

CHORAL ARTS

Cutler-Sametz Choral Arts Scholarships

Several merit scholarships of $5,000 are available for gifted students in the Choral Arts who maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average. Talented singers are eligible for these scholarships, which are renewable for four years. Recipients also receive free vocal lessons. Scholars are expected to join the University Choir. All financial aid applications must be completed. A separate application from the Department of Music is required. For more information, contact Sun Min Lee at sul212@lehigh.edu or visit the department's website for the online application. The scholarship application deadline is January 10. The scholarships are named in honor of Robert B. Cutler, director of the Lehigh Glee Club from 1954-1979, and Steven P. Sametz, director of Lehigh Choral Arts from 1979 to the present.

Teufel Family Choral Arts Scholarships
The Teufel Family Endowed Scholarship in Choral Arts follows the same criteria as the Cutler-Sametz Scholarship.
     These scholarships are supported by a gift given by Anne and Bob Teufel ’59.

TO APPLY FOR A CHORAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP:
Download and complete the Application Form by using the tab key to fill in the information. It requests basic information, a statement describing your musical background and interests, the name of a music teacher who will write a recommendation, and a link to a five-to seven-minute performance of two contrasting classical selections, one of which should be in a foreign language, with the names of composers and titles of selections.The application is for both the Cutler-Sametz and Teufel Family Scholarship. The deadline is January 10.
Send an email with your completed application as an attachment to inmusic@lehigh.edu
     In the subject line, indicate Choral Arts Scholarship.

Please do not submit electronic sound files through email (mp3, etc.) except as a link. You may submit a YouTube link or Web link to your performance video on the application form as indicated.
Finalists will be invited to campus for an audition and interview.

Choral Arts Scholarship: Recommendation Form
Applicants may download the form and email it to the recommender, provide a link to this page, or give it to her or him in hard copy.

For more information about the Choral Arts Scholarship, contact Sun Min Lee. For assistance with submitting the application, contact Linda Lipkis.