Applications are now being accepted for Christendom’s St. Cecilia Choral Scholarship and the Benedict XVI Organ Scholarship, the college announced on Friday, January 17. Designed for students eager to develop their musical talents, these scholarships are for current students or those accepted to attend Christendom in the fall of 2020.
Musically inclined students can gain a greater appreciation for sacred music by taking music electives, while developing their talents by participating in the choir or playing the organ. Such students do a great service to the Christendom community by providing reverent and beautiful liturgy.
The St. Cecilia Choral Scholarship is awarded to two talented vocalists who are able to take on leadership positions in Christendom’s Choir. A two-year renewable $4,500 scholarship will be awarded to one female, effective in fall 2020. A single-semester $2,225 scholarship effective in spring 2021 will be awarded to one male vocalist. Scholarship recipients will also receive free vocal lessons. The ideal applicants will have ample choral experience, a command of proper vocal technique, the ability to lead sectional practices, and the aptitude to sight sing. To apply, candidates will need to fill out an application form and submit a recorded audition.
The Benedict XVI Organ Scholarship will be awarded to one promising student organist. Worth $500 per semester, the winner will also receive free organ lessons throughout the year and be given performance opportunities. Candidates are required to fill out an application form and perform an audition. The scholarship is potentially renewable and subject to increase over time.