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The Great Falls Symphony Association has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships!

Music Lesson Scholarships

Awarded Annually

Applications due Sunday, September 17th, 2023

In an effort to support music education, the Great Falls Symphony Association offers scholarships for music lessons to students every spring. Awards range from $500 – $750 and are given to outstanding students taking or wanting to enroll in music lessons. A student receiving a music lessons scholarship is required to participate in the Youth Orchestra Program. To be considered for a scholarship please fill out the Music Lesson Scholarship Application. Applications are due the second Sunday of the Fall Semester. 

Youth Orchestra Tuition Waivers

Awarded for Fall and Spring Semesters

Applications due Sunday, September 17th, 2023

The Great Falls Symphony provides tuition waivers for qualifying students in the Youth Orchestra Program. Students receiving a fee waiver take on additional responsibilities such as orchestra set up/take down, sorting music, and volunteering at Symphony events.  Tuition Waiver applications are due the second Sunday of each semester. 

Jan Nerem Scholarship for Graduating Seniors

Awarded Annually

Applications due Sunday, March 17th, 2024

This award is for a graduating senior who has made a significant contribution to the Youth Orchestra Program and exhibits potential to serve as an emissary for the value of music in society. Jan Nerem was the first manager of the Great Falls Youth Orchestra who retired in 2006 after many years of service in both the public schools and Great Falls Symphony’s music programs. 

Mary E. Moore Scholarship for Choral Students

Awarded Annually

Applications due Sunday, March 17th, 2024

Named after the founding Symphonic Choir director, Mary Moore, this award is given to an outstanding student studying choral music at the university level. Mary retired after 34 years of service in 1994, and continues to be an active participant and advocate for choral music on both local and national levels. This scholarship was established on behalf of the Symphonic Choir in the spring of 2013. Applications are accepted annually in March.  

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