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Donald Runnicles Musical Arts Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $20,000
Awards Available: 3

The Grand Teton Music Festival announces the third annual scholarship competition in honor of Music Director Donald Runnicles. The competition is open to graduating high school seniors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who will pursue their primary studies in music (classical, jazz, or other) at an accredited four-year college with a music program recognized by the National Association of Schools of Music, or a conservatory with a widely recognized national profile such as The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, or the New England Conservatory.

ATTENTION: Due to the current national crisis, the 2020 Competition will be adjudicated solely on application materials and video submissions. Please read the amended requirements and guidelines carefully. If, in light of this year's purely digital format, you wish to update or re-submit any previously uploaded materials, please do so by MAY 6th, 2020.

First prize is $20,000; second prize is $12,500; and third prize is $7,500.

Application Requirements

A) Applicants must complete this application form.

B) Each applicant must submit an unaccompanied audition video of no less than 10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes of performance material that best represents their capabilities as a musician. Full details are below.

C) In addition to the questions on this survey, each applicant must submit a 500-word essay on the topic of "Music in a Time of Crisis" that considers the role of performing arts during the quarantine and after the pandemic. Please write this essay in advance and paste it from your word document into the field in the survey.


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