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2015-2016 Scholarships

Scholarship information for the 2015-2016 school year is now available. 

Philharmonic Professional Musicians Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to student musicians that study with a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. This scholarship requires an audition in front of a committee, and is based on the student's financial need and teacher recommendation.


  • Must be an instrumental musician under the age of 19 (cannot be a college student)
  • Must study with a Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician*
  • Complete and return application and teacher recommendation forms by postmark deadline
  • Audition
*described as one of the 41 core members of the orchestra.


The audition date is still to be determined. Please continue to check this webpage for updated information or contact the Director of Education at (260) 481-0760.

For the audition, the student should prepare:

  • 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 required. If the student is planning to bring an accompanist, please note that upon scheduling your audition with the Director of Education.

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

Deadlines and Notifications

The postmark deadline for the application is May 1, 2015. Please note that teacher recommendation forms may be included with the application - they do not have to be mailed separately. Please send the complete application to:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic
4901 Fuller Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Attn: DECE
Phone: (260) 481-0760
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 (date TBD). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Philharmonic Education department at (260) 481-0760.

Friends Scholarship

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends offer scholarships for private lessons. For more information, please visit their website,