The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the 2012 Lillian B. Lamoureux Music Scholarship. Named for the president of the board of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (for nearly 20 years) and now president emerita, the scholarship was established in 2000 to support young musicians who intend to pursue their music education.
Candidates must be SouthCoast residents, 15 to 21 years old, involved in an instrumental or vocal performance program and intending to continue such music study. Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation from music teachers, including a current vocal/instrumental instructor. The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is Friday, April 13.
The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Committee and Dr. David MacKenzie, Music Director, will review all applications and select five finalists. Finalists will perform two pieces of contrasting character for the audition panel on Saturday, April 28.
The winner will be notified prior to the NBSO’s Season Finale Concert at 8:00 pm on May 12 at the Zeiterion Theatre located in New Bedford. Tickets to the performance will be provided to the winner.
The winner will receive a $1,000 stipend. Applications can be obtained by calling the NBSO office at 508-999-6276 or by visiting www.nbsymphony.org.