Scholarship Program

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Madisyn Aleks, violin, grade 10 Nicole Lawnicki, flute, grade 11
Mariam Bazzi, viola, grade 11 Jessica Lesinski, violin, grade 9
Mariah Berryman, flute, grade 10 Jonathan Lesinski, viola, grade 11
Patrick Berryman, clarinet, grade 12 Justin Lesinski, violin, grade 8
John Biscaro, flute, grade 9 Alondra Mireles, violin, grade 9
Jacob Brink, trombone, grade 9 George Morrison, trombone, grade 11
Tatiana Bunge, flute, grade 8 Amina Mustafa, flute, grade 10
Heather Carr, flute, grade 12 Olivia Renico, flute, grade 10
Erin Deutschman, flute, grade 11 Bryn Schobert, violin, grade 9
Lauren Fakhreldine, grade 8 Hannah Sherman, percussion, grade 8
Maria Froman, oboe, grade 12 Jenna Shorufi, cello, grade 10
Marjorie Gaber, flute, grade 11 Luke Smith, cello, grade 10
Matthew Giroux, violin, grade 10 Colleen Stover, violin, grade 8
Michael Grasinski, clarinet, grade 9 Christian Walters, trombone, grade 10
Sarah Haidar, violin, grade 8 Katharine Walters, French horn, grade 9
Nora Heaton, violin, grade 8 Anastasya Washington, violin, grade 8
Kathryn Helton, flute, grade 11 Elena Welker, violin, grade 8
Natalie Husby, violin, grade 9 Noah Welker, violin, grade 11

Young instrumentalists entering grades 8-12 from Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are fortunate, once again, to benefit from the generosity of area service clubs and individuals who place a high value on private music instruction. Outstanding musicians are receiving scholarship awards ranging from $250 to $500 for the 2013-14 school year.

Each year, The Dearborn Symphony offers scholarships to deserving students who will be entering grades 8-12 for the upcoming school year. Auditions are held in May for the following year. Scholarship applicants must be students in a public or private Dearborn or Dearborn Heights school or home-schooled. Performers on all standard orchestral instruments, with the exception of piano, are eligible to participate. The scholarship winners are honored and given their awards at a Dearborn Symphony concert in the fall. Several generous service clubs, corporations, private foundations and individuals have contributed funds to allow us to award several thousand dollars of awards each year.

Scholarship competition criteria include:

  1. First ratings at the Michigan School Solo and Ensemble Festival
  2. A worthy solo audition on a symphonic instrument
  3. Recommendations from private music instructors
  4. Being a student in a Dearborn or Dearborn Heights public, private or home school.

Several musicians of the Dearborn Symphony serve as judges of the competition.

Click here for scholarship application form and instructions.

Program Sponsors

The scholarship program is made possible by donations from:

  • American Association of University Women Dearborn Branch
  • Anne & Donovan Bakalyar
  • Marge & Bob Bryer
  • Virginia Blow
  • Exchange Club of Dearborn
  • Fairlane Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Friends of the Dearborn Symphony (WADOS)
  • Henry Ford Village
  • Kiwanis Club of Dearborn
  • Kiwanis Club of Dearborn Outer Drive
  • Janet & Bill Leslie
  • Frank and Mary Padzieski Trust Fund
  • Hugh Weller