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Scholarship

Pro-Mozart Scholarship Winners

Each year, the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta sponsors a competition to select an outstanding musician to receive a scholarship to attend the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Institute in Salzburg, Austria. The award is made to the person winning a competition held in Atlanta, Georgia during the winter months. Last year's winner received an award of $5000. Details concerning the amount of this year’s award, the qualifications, documents to be submitted, and dates are shown below and are also available in a printed announcement. 

Qualifications and Requirements - 2018 $5000 Scholarship

Applicants should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by January 1 of the year of the competition finals.
  • Be a resident of Georgia or a student currently attending a Georgia college or university.
  • Complete an application and submit it with the following information:
    • A typed resume, including:
      • Current address
      • Permanent address
      • Telephone numbers
      • E-mail address
  • Submit a short essay regarding career intentions and reasons for wanting to study at the Mozarteum.
  • Furnish a 20-minute CD showcasing your musical ability:
    • First selection on the CD must be a work by Mozart; remainder of selections should include contrasting works.
    • Label the CD with your name.
    • Have two different people listen to your CD to confirm that it works (in the past, some have been received which would not play...if this happens, you will be disqualified).
  • Furnish two letters of recommendation from teachers or professional musicians.
  • Submit newspaper critiques or reviews, if available.
  • Include a glossy 8x10 or 5x7 photograph.
  • Commit to a recital for Pro-Mozart during the concert season following study at the Mozarteum, if chosen the winner of the competition.
  • Submit an application fee of $40.00, check or money order, payable to "Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta GA Inc." Application fee must accompany the application or the application will be rejected.

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Competition Procedure

  1. The applicant submits a completed application by the due date.
  2. A panel of judges evaluates the CD and documents and selects a slate of finalists.
  3. The finalists determine and submit to the VP of Scholarship the musical program they will perform.
  4. The finalists perform in a competition in Atlanta that is open to the public.
  5. During the reception that follows the competition, the judges make a decision and the name of the winner is announced.
  6. Competition finalists receive written feedback from the judges on their performance.

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Important Dates

Applications must be postmarked or submitted by courier no later than January 13, 2018.
This information should be sent to:

Kevin Pritchett
250 Amberbrook Circle
Grayson, GA 30017-4060
Call: 404-667-4700
or Email: kevin15120@aol.com

         --- or ---

Fred Rodriguez
963 Glen Arden Way, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Call: 404-532-1530 or 404-784-5078
or Email: frodriguez@cloutoptima.com

The judges will meet for preliminary judging to choose the finalists on or around February 10, 2018.

The finalist competition will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 on Sunday March 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

Judges for the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta's Scholarship Competitons always include professional musicians as well as music professors and instructors.

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