The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Lillian B. Lamoureux Music Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2000 to support young musicians who intend to pursue their music education and is open to all music students ages 14-21. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in May at the NBSO’s season finale concert: a Junior scholarship will go to a high school student, while a Senior scholarship will be awarded to a college student. Scholarships may be used for private music lessons, tuition, or other expenses that further the student’s music education.
The deadline for application, including two letters of recommendation, is Sunday, April 3, 2016. Finalists will be invited to audition before the scholarship committee on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at UMass Dartmouth’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the NBSO website, www.nbsymphony.org. If you have any questions, please call the NBSO at 508-999-6276.
The New Bedford Symphony is celebrating its 100th anniversary this 2015-16 season! In 1915, New Bedford schoolteacher Clarence Arey founded a symphony orchestra to bring classical music to our region. Today, the NBSO is a superb professional orchestra that performs with internationally renowned guest artists, annually presenting a seven-concert series of classical and pops music and a four-concert chamber music series, as well as providing nationally recognized educational programs for the children of South Coast. You deserve a symphony in your life – the New Bedford Symphony! Visit us at www.nbsymphony.org.