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2014-2015 Fort Wayne Philharmonic Musician's Professional Scholarship

Now accepting applications!


The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Musicians Professional Scholarship exists to aid students who are serious about their music studies, and have aspirations for a career in music, but need financial assistance in meeting their goals. This scholarship is not intended for beginning-level or collegiate students. Selection of recipients will be based on financial need and talent as exhibited through an audition and a teacher recommendation.


  • Must be an instrumental musician under the age of 19
  • Must study with a Philharmonic musician
  • Complete and return application and teacher recommendation forms by postmark deadline
  •  Audition


Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Philharmonic Center, located at 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.

To schedule an audition time, please contact Sharon Linn, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at (260) 481-0760 or

For the audition, the student must prepare the following:

  • 1 Etude
  • 1 Solo Piece or Excerpt from a sonata or concerto (4 minutes or less)
  • Major/minor scale in any form

Additionally, the student must bring three (3) copies of their selected audition music for the adjudicators.

Students may bring an accompanist, if desired, but it is not a requirement.

A list of suggested repertoire can be found in the Media section on the right.

 Deadlines and Notifications

The postmark deadline for all application materials is September 30, 2014. Please note that this year, teacher recommendation forms may be included with the application – they do not have to be mailed separately by the teacher. Please send the complete application to:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

4901 Fuller Drive

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Attn: DECE

Fax: (260) 481-07569


Fax: (260) 481-0769

All applicants will receive confirmation that their completed application has been received. Likewise, all applicants will be notified of awards after the auditions on October 8, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at (260) 481-0760.

2014-2015 Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Scholarship

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends also offer private lesson scholarships. For more information on that opportunity, please visit the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends website,

2015-2016 Scholarships

Please note that both the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Musician's Professional Scholarship and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends will be awarded for the 2015-2016 season in the Spring of 2015, as all auditions will shift to the spring for the next academic year. Please continue to check back here for updated application materials for the 2015-2016 season.