these links take you to criteria and submission forms
+ Alumnae Chapters Project Seed Grants
Topeka Alumnae Chapter
Theta A, Region II
+ Aspen National Vocal Scholarship ($1,000)
This $1,000 scholarship for study at the Aspen Music Festival is based on talent only and is determined by the facility. For more information, contact Ms. Sarah Babb Mazur, Admissions at 970/925-3254.
+ Brevard Music Center ($1,000)
The winner of the $1,000 scholarship is determined by the facility.
For information, contact Brevard Music Center, PO Box 312, Brevard, NC 28712. Telephone: 828/884-2011.
Kristina Nelson (bassoon)
Theta Delta, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, Rho B, Region IV
Kyung-Hyun Min (piano)
+ Career Performance Grant In Memory of Verna Ross Orndorff ($5,000)
Dr. Julia Mortyakova
Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Chi A, Region VIII
CONTACT: Dr. Paula Neihouse Moseman
+ Chapter Outreach Grants (formerly Chapter Seed Money Grants)
Lincoln Alumnae Patroness Chapter
Xi A, Region III - $500
Phi A, Region VIII - $500
Music Therapy ($500)
CONTACT: Kelly Lorenz
Midland Alumnae Chapter
Alpha C, Region V - $490
CONTACT: Julie H. Stroud
Chapter Outreach Grant Project Evaluation
+ Chautauqua Music Scholarship ($1,000)
The $1,000 Chautauqua Institution Scholarship rotates each year - 2008 Instrumental, 2009 Voice, 2010 Piano. The winner is determined by the facility and returns the following summer to perform as a soloist. For more information, contact Mr. Richard R. Redington, VP for Education and Planning at 716/357-6200.
Laura Park, violin, Music Institute of Chicago
+ Conducting Scholarship for graduate students In Memory of Bobbie Burk ($2,500)
Kira Horel, Psi, Knox College, Region V
CONTACT: Andrea Brown
+ Doctoral Grant Underwritten by Donna Heiken ($2,500)
Syracuse Alumnae, Eta B, Region VIII
CONTACT: Dr. Heather Hernandez
+ Elin J. Stene Scholarship At the University of Kansas ($1,500)
One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a student at the University of Kansas (Beta Beta chapter). Applications are submitted to a scholarship committee at the school which will select the winner of the scholarship.
Rebecca Ann Stapfer, Beta Beta, University of Kansas, Theta A, Region II - $1,000
Ryan Webber, University of Kansas - $500
+ Impact Project Grants
For a College Chapter and their Music Department
Since 1985, SAI Philanthropies, Inc. has offered matching grants to college and university music departments in cooperation with the resident Sigma Alpha Iota chapter or a group of chapters.
Impact Project Grant Evaluation (to be completed within one month from the completion of your project)
Murray State University, Psi C, Region IV - $4,000
State University of New York - Potsdam, Eta B, Region Viii - $4,000
Indiana State University, Beta A, Region V - $2,000
+ Inter-American Music Awards
A triennial composition competition established in 1948, the Inter-American Music Awards are open to composers residing in North, Central and South America, with no age limit.
Two major American composers are invited to judge each IAMA competition. In addition to their judging responsibilities, the composer-judges each write a work to be published in the Sigma Alpha Iota IAMA series. Current or former students of either of the announced judges are ineligible to apply.
Each triennium, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. specifies the particular combination of instruments and/or voices for which entries must be written, and the length of the work. Recent competitions have called for:
Brass quintet, no longer than ten (10) minutes in duration, suitable for advanced college performance
an instrumental work for no more than 4 performers, with or without piano, the winning composition being for two pianos; and
an instrumental work for solo string instrument (violin, viola, or cello), the winning composition being for violin.
2011 IAMA COMPETITION
Member Laureate Linda Robbins Coleman
National Arts Associate John Heins
$2,500 cash award
Work published by C. F. Peters Corporation
Premiere performance of work at Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention in 2009
The composition shall be for strings with optional piano for up to 5 performers (string quartet, string trio, piano trio, piano quartet). It should be 8-10 minutes in length. It should be accessible to High School level performers. The composition shall not have been published, recorded (other than for the purpose of submitting a recording to accompany the application) or performed publicly prior to entry in the IAMA competition. Once submitted, the work shall not be announced, performed, or recorded until the IAMA winner is presented at the National Convention.
Open to any established composer residing in North, Central, or South America. Prior winners and students of Composer-Judges are ineligible. Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. does not discriminate in matters of nationality, race, creed, or sex.
The IAMA competition brochure and application is mailed out and posted online in the middle year of the triennium. The judging takes place in the summer preceding the Convention year. The winner is announced at Convention, and the premieres of the winning work, and of the compositions donated by the composer-judges, take place during the Convention.
When printing the forms, make sure you select "Fit To Paper" in your print window.
Manuscripts submitted for entry must be postmarked no later than September 1.
The Sigma Alpha Iota IAMA series is published by
C.F. Peters Corporation
70-30 80th Street
Glendale, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 416-7800
Fax: (718) 416-7805
Chamber Music | Choral Music | Piano Music | Vocal Music
For further information, contact Sara Bong, Project Director. Contact information can be found in the Fall issue of Tempo! or from firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Interlochen Center of the Arts ($1,000)
This $1,000 scholarship is for a female high school music student. Winners are determined by the facility located in Interlochen, Michigan. For more information contact Kate Olson, Director for Development, Interlochen Center for the Arts, at 231.276.7611.
+ International Study Grant for Graduate Students ($3,000)
Sigma Delta, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, Upsilon B, Region V
CONTACT: Louise Pinkerton
+ Jazz Studies Scholarship ($1,500)
Iota Chi, Ball State University, Beta B, Region V
CONTACT: Semenya McCord
+ Kennedy Internship ($2,400)
Updated information can be found here.
Emily Jean Kuchenbrod
Lambda Mu, Upsilon A, Region V
CONTACT: Grace Gori
+ Music Business/Technology Scholarship In Memory of Dorothy Cooke Whinery ($2,000)
Delta Beta, University of Memphis, Mu A, Region IV
CONTACT: Kristel Pfeil Kemmerer
+ Music Education Outreach Grants (up to $5,000)
Music Education Outreach Follow-Up
SAI Philanthropies, Inc. expresses its sincere gratitude to Kennedy Violins for its corporate support of the MEOGs. (See the Spring 2012 PAN PIPES article of Kennedy Violins's generous donations.)
Loyalton Elementary, Middle and High Schools, in Loyalton, CA.
South Thibodaux Elementary in Thibodaux, LA
Culler Middle School in Lincoln Nebraska.
CONTACT: Dr. Brenda J. Smith
+ Music Education Scholarship for Graduate Students In Memory of Mabel Biever ($1,500)
Oklahoma State University, Zeta A, rRegion II
CONTACT: Donna L. Budil
+ Dr. and Mrs. Berge Markarian Scholarship for a Music Industry Internship at Appalachian State University ($1,000)
Updated information about this opportunity will appear soon.
Kristen Rencher, Epsilon Theta, Appalachian State University, Tau B, Region VI
For further information, contact National Headquarters.
+ Music Therapy Scholarship ($1,500)
Lambda Mu, Illinois State University, Upsilon A, Region V
CONTACT: Kelly Lorenz
+ Musical Theater Scholarship ($1,500)
Carly Faith Kastel, Epsilon Zeta, Boston Conservatory, Region VIII
CONTACT: Dr. Jaynne Middleton
+ Philanthropies Distinguished Service Award
Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. periodically presents its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to individuals who have given extraordinary service to Philanthropies over many years. The award is a pin/pendant, a gold disc with an embossed gold rose. Past recipients include:
1990 - Helen May, National Convention in Minneapolis, MN
1993 - Ruth Sickafus, National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio
1993 - Carol Downs, Phi Province Day in Montclair, NJ
1993 - Eugenie Dengel, Phi Province Day in Montclair, NJ
1997 - Elsie Wright Sterrenberg, National Convention in Denver, CO
2000 - Margaret Rankin Rittenhouse, National Convention in Dallas, TX
2003 - No Award Given
2006 - Arlene Jospe Veron, National Convention in Orlando, FL
+ Professional Development/Education Grant
Dallas Alumnae, Kappa B, Region II - $500
Tampa Alumnae, Lambda B, Region VI - $500
Cincinnati Alumnae, Sigma A, Region VII - $500
Cleveland Alumnae, Sigma C, Region VII - $500
New York Alumnae, Phi B, Region VIII - $425
Faculty Advisor for Lambda Phi, Phi B, Region VIII - $500
Iota Zeta, Tau A, Region Vi - $500
Denton Alumnae, Kappa B, Region II - $500
Lawrence Alumnae, Theta A, Region II - $500
Bloomington IN Alumnae, Beta A, Region V - $500
San Antonio Alumnae, Kappa A, Region II - $500
Lindsborg Alumnae, Theta B, Region II - $175
Ann Arbor Alumnae, Alpha A, Region VII - $500
International Chapter, Tau B, Region VI - $500
Abilene Alumnae, Kappa C, Region II - $500
CONTACT: Katie Traxler
+ Services for Musicians With Special Needs Scholarship ($1,500)
CONTACT: Karen Louise Gearreald
+ Summer Music Scholarships
International Chapter, Tau B, Region VI
Delta Sigma, Sigma B, Region VII
Lambda Sigma, Tau C, Region VI
Alpha Beta, Omicron, Region I
Sigma Omega, Chi A, Region VIII
Kappa, Xi A, Region III
Kappa Gamma, Tau B, Region VI
Epsilon Omega, Pi A, Region III
Eta Mu, Phi B, Region VIII
Iota Zeta, Tau A, Region VI
CONTACT: Christin A. Vare
+ Undergraduate Scholarships ($1,500/$2,000)
*In Memory of Phyllis Dobbyn Holt ($2,000)
Region II - Heather Ramsey, Iota Theta, University of North Texas, Kappa B
Region III - Steph Niewohner, Pi, Drake University, Xi B
Region IV - Hillary Clemons*, Delta Beta, University of Memphis, Mu A
Region IV - Courtney Harrison*, Iota Beta, Murray State University, Psi C
Region IV - Kandice Theriot, Theta Theta, Nicholls State University, Omega C
Region V - Jessica Bush, Iota Chi, Ball State University, Beta B
Region V - Lauren Willis, Lambda Mu, Illinois State University, Upsilon A
Region VI - Amber Farish*, Zeta Tau, University of Central Florida, Lambda C
Region VI - Amanda Geisler, Beta Alpha, Florida State University, Lambda B
Region VI - Katie Nolan, Beta Psi, East Carolina University, Tau D
Region VII - Julia Hopkins, Sigma Beta, Ohio University, Sigma B
Region VII - Annie Huckaba, Kappa Tau, Capital University, Sigma B,
Region VII - Joy Marsiglia, Lambda Theta, Frostburg State University, Iota C
Region VIII - Gina Crescenzo, Delta Mu, Temple University, Chi A
Region VIII - Eleanor Graham, Eta Phi, Pennsylvania State University, Chi B
CONTACT: Kathi Bower Peterson
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