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

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The Performing Arts Scholarship is awarded to several entering first-year students each year. Open to students in any academic major or program, these scholarships are renewable for four years and recognize students with exceptional musical talent. Wind, brass, and percussion players must participate in at least two ensembles and string players must be in orchestra. All scholarship students take  private lessons--provided as part of the scholarship--and must remain in good academic standing.

SNYDER FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MARCHING BAND
These scholarships provide an annual award of $1,500 the first year and an increasing amount each succeeding year (renewable in each of four years) to students who demonstrate an outstanding talent in instrumental music. Recipients of a Snyder Scholarship must participate in the Marching Band and take private lessons, provided as part of the scholarship. Snyder Scholars may participate in as many departmental ensembles--Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, or Wind Ensemble--as they wish. All students who are awarded a Snyder Scholarship must maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average as an undergraduate.
     The scholarships were established in the fall of 2000 by alumnus Joseph Snyder and family.

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 Performing Arts Scholarship OR Snyder Family Scholarship. Please do not submit electronic sound files through email (mp3, etc.) except as a link. You may send a YouTube link or a web link (such as Dropbox) to an mp3.

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 ENDOWED CHORAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
Talented singers are eligible for these scholarships (renewable in each of four years) as well as free vocal lessons. Recipients of the Choral Arts Scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence and will be expected to maintain a 2.8 average or better at Lehigh. Students may major and minor in any subject but will be expected to join the University Choir--a 50-voice, auditioned ensemble that tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe--for eight semesters, and also participate in four semesters of Choral Union, Glee Club or Dolce. The Choir also joins the University Choral Union several times each year to perform large works with orchestra, as well as at the traditional Christmas Vespers in Packer Chapel.
     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 VOCAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
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 send a YouTube link or a web link (such as Dropbox) to an mp3.
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..