Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 6
Award Deadline: Apr 12, 2024

Since 1977, the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society has honored the music and memory of Glenn Miller by offering an annual scholarship competition open to high school seniors and college freshmen who intend to make music a part of their future. Students from across the country apply for the scholarship and vocal 10 semi-finalists, and 10 instrumental semi-finalists are chosen to compete at the Glenn Miller Festival. Three winners are selected from each category and perform at the Stage Show the next day during the festival. The Glenn Miller Society awards a total of $12,000 in scholarships each year. 

2024 Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition Guidelines

(June 5th and 6th, 2024 – winners to perform on June 7th, 2024)

Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is, once again, offering scholarships in both instrumental and vocal categories. Winners of the scholarships are awarded $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place in each category. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense.

It is not the purpose of this competition to select Glenn Miller look-alikes or sound-alikes, nor is it limited to pop music performances. Rather, in honoring Glenn, we wish to seek out and assist promising young talents from any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS – (INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISCARDED)

Applicants must complete the following requirements BY 5:00 p.m on April 12, 2024.

  1. Application Form Enter ONLY ONE category (instrumental or vocal). Fill out application form completely and legibly, sign, and have parent/guardian sign.
  2. Audition Tracks Must upload (2) music choices on YouTube of contest level material in contrasting styles. Any accompaniment must be limited to piano only.
  3. Statement of Musical Intentions (usually 3-4 paragraphs) about how music will be a central part of your future and why you want to enter the GMBS competition.
  4. Competition Checklist this form will help make sure you have completed all documents as required.

SUBMITTING APPLICATION FILES TO GMBS

Applicants MUST upload their (2) music choices to YouTube and email link to Shari Greenwood, Director of Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, at shari@glennmiller.org In the same email with your music choices link, attach a completed application form and your statement of intent.

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