Each year, the Walton County Music Guild gives away about $4,000 in music scholarships to local music students under the Ira Martin Youth Scholarship program and it is looking to do the same again this year. This scholarship is given in memory of Ira Martin who passed away in 2009. Martin was a singer with the Walton Choral Society and a strong supporter of the Music Guild. He also was an advocate for musical and educational experiences for youth in Walton County.
This award is given in the spring and WCMG is currently accepting applications for this year’s program. Click or tap HERE for an application packet. Please read all competition guidelines carefully as there are several new guidelines for 2017. For a copy of guidelines only, click or tap HERE. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017, so do not delay: apply today!
Auditions are scheduled to be held on March 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Monroe.
For 2017, the competition will cover 3 areas: Voice, Instrumental (Brass, Strings, Winds, Percussion) and Piano. Each area will be divided into High School (grades 9 – 12) and Middle School (grades 6-8).
The proposed awards for each area are as follows:
High School Voice Middle School Voice
High School Instrumental Middle School Instrumental
High School Piano Middle School Piano
Award amounts are subject to change.
NOTE: Scholarship awards will be presented to the finalists at a reception to be held on March 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the gallery of the Monroe Art Guild, 205 S. Broad St., Monroe, GA 30655.