These links take you to criteria and submission forms

+ Alumnae Chapters Project Seed Grants

No 2016 Winner
CONTACT: Belinda King, Project Director

Alumnae Chapters Project Seed Grant Follow Up Report

 

+ Career Performance Grant In Memory of Verna Ross Orndorff ($5,000)

2016 Winner
Jaely Chamberlain
Eta Tau Initiate, Shepherd University, Iota C, Region VIII

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+ Chapter Outreach Grants - Collegiate or Alumnae Chapters

2016 Winners
Theta Gamma
University of Texas at San Antonio, Kappa A, Region II

Iota Chi
Ball State University, Beta B, Region V

Phoenix Alumnae
Omicron, Region I

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director

Chapter Outreach Grant Project Follow Up Report

 

+ Conducting Scholarship for Graduate Students In Memory of Bobbie Burk ($2,500)

2016 Winner
Haley Rudolph
Gamma Delta, State University of New York at Potsdam, Eta B, Region VIII

CONTACT: Andrea Brown, Project Director

 

+ Doctoral Grant Underwritten by Donna Heiken ($2,500)

2016 Winner
Rebecca Ballinger
Kappa Upsilon, Kansas State University, Theta A, Region II

CONTACT: Dr. Heather Hernandez, Project Director

 

+ Impact Project Grants

2016 Winners
Lambda Lambda
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kappa A, Region II

Eta-Iota
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Sigma A, Region VII

Iota Eta
Indiana State University, Beta A, Region V

Contact: Lynaire Hartsell, Project Director

Impact Project Grant Follow Up Report

 

+ International Study Grant for Graduate Students ($3,000)

2016 Winner

Reba Evans

Sigma Chi, University of Miami, Lambda A, Region VI

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+ Kennedy Center Internship ($2,400)

No 2016 Winner

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+ Music Education Scholarship for Graduate Students In Memory of Mabel Biever ($1,500)

2016 Winner
Audrey Thomas
Edmond Alumnae, Zeta B, Region II

CONTACT: Donna L. Budil, Project Director

 

+ Dr. and Mrs. Berge Markarian Scholarship for a Music Industry Internship at Appalachian State University ($1,000).

2016 Winners
Victoria Alston & Christa Giammattei
Epsilon Theta, Tau B, Region VI

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+ Music Therapy Scholarship ($1,500)

2016 Winner
Kristen Percival
Delta Lambda, State University of New York at Fredonia, Eta A, Region VIII

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director

 

+ Musicians With Special Needs Scholarship ($1,500)

2016 Winner
Hannah Anderson
Iota Phi, Vanderbilt University, Psi B, Region VII

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director

 

+ Professional Development/Education Grant

2016 Winners
Elaine AuBuchon
Iota Lambda, University of Missouri, Pi B, Region III

Lindsay Bartlett
Lincoln Alumnae, Xi A, Region III

Krista Connelly
Lindsborg Alumnae, Theta B, Region II

Breanna Feigenbaum
Terre Haute Alumnae, Beta A, Region V

Aimee Geyer
Epsilon Zeta, Boston Conservatory, Phi B, Region VIII

Leslie Hoggatt
Indianapolis Alumnae, Beta A, Region V

Jennifer Louie Trainum
International Chapter

Sharla Mercado
Volusia County Alumnae, Lambda C, Region VI

Sheree O’Rorke
Hot Springs Alumnae, Mu B, Region IV

Kira Omelchenko
Tampa Alumnae, Lambda D, Region VI

Renee Ann Pflughaupt
Lincoln Alumnae, Xi A, Region III

Amy Rosine Underwood
Epsilon Pi, Truman State University, Pi B, Region III

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director

 

+ Summer Music Scholarships

2016 Winners
Claire Choquette
Iota Theta, University of North Texas, Kappa B, Region II

Bronwyn Clagett
Kappa Lambda, West Virginia University, Chi C, Region VIII

Catherine Goode
Lansing/East Lansing Alumnae, Alpha B, Region V

Beth Mirahver
Eta Mu, University of Hartford, Phi B, Region VIII

Abby Sparks
Eta Psi, Northern Kentucky University, Sigma A, Region VII

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+ Undergraduate Scholarships ($1,500/$2,000)

2016 Winners

*In Memory of Phyllis Dobbyn Holt ($2,000)

Amanda Estep, Eta Epsilon, Missouri Western State University, Pi A, Region III
Rebekkah Faustin, Lambda Pi, Florida Atlantic University,Lambda A, Region VI
Savanna Hayes, Iota Beta, Murray State University, Psi C, Region IV
Victoria Hutchings, Iota Theta, University of North Texas, Kappa B, Region II
Katie King, Alpha Gamma, Muskingum University, Sigma C, Region VII
Anna Marceau, Pi, Drake University, Xi B, Region III
Sarah Neff, Eta Phi, Pennsylvania State University, Chi B,, Region VIII
Faith Peters, Gamma Upsilon, Morehead State University, Sigma A, Region VII
Samantha Schools, Epsilon Epsilon, West Chester University, Chi A, Region VIII
Katherine Sullivan, Sigma Lambda, Iowa State University, Xi B, Region III
Jada Tate, Theta Lambda, Furman University, Tau E, Region VI
Jacquelyn Vaught, Lambda Gamma, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Kappa A, Region II
Emily Willingham, Theta Beta, Jacksonville State University, Rho B, Region IV

CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director

 

INSTITUTION

 

+ 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.

2016 Winner
Hannah Ludwig
Eta Omega, University of the Pacific

 

+ 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.

2016 Winner
Neelee Brauner
Violinist, Delta Eta, Northern Arizona University

 

+ 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.

2016 Winners
Vincet Ip
pianist

 

+ Eastern Music Festival and School String Fellowship

2016 Winner
Emma Jensen
Xi, Lawrence University

 

+ 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.

No 2016 Winner

 

 

TRIENNIAL AWARDS

 

Winners of these scholarships, grants and awards are announced at the triennial SAI Convention. All application postmark deadlines are March 15 of Convention years unless otherwise indicated. Applicants must be members in good financial standing with the Fraternity, and have paid National Dues.

 

+ Graduate Performance Awards

The Triennial Graduate Performance Awards are offered to Sigma Alpha Iota applicants enrolled or accepted into a graduate study program leading to a Master's or Doctoral degree in music.

Scholarships will be awarded based on taped auditions in each of the following categories:
1)Voice (Blanche Z. Hoffman Memorial Award)
2)Piano & Percussion (Mary Ann Starring Memorial Award)
3)Strings or Harp (Dorothy E. Morris Memorial Award)
4)Woodwinds or Brass (Mary Ann Starring Memorial Award)

Scholarships will be applied directly to recipient's tuition for program/school in US dollars.

Up to eight awards in the above mentioned categories may be awarded: $2,000 each for first place; $1,500 each for second place.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director.

2015 Winners

Piano and Percussion (Mary Ann Starring Memorial Award)

First Place - Joanna Reeder
Theta Lambda, Furman University, Tau E

Strings (Dorothy E. Morris Memorial Award)

Charissa Barger
Alpha, University of Michigan, Alpha A, Region VII

Voice (Blanche Z. Hoffman Memorial Award)

First Place - Elizabeth Wells
Lambda Tau, Westminster Choir College at Rider University, Phi A, Region VIII

Second Place - Elizebeth Barnes
Eta Mu, University of Hartford, Phi B, Region VIII

Woodwinds and Brass (Mary Ann Starring Memorial Award)

First Place - Lucy Abrams
Sigma Delta initiate, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, Upsilon B, Region V

Second Place - Angela Reynolds
Delta Pi initiate, Austin Peay State University, Psi C, Region IV

 

+ Inter-American Music Awards (IAMA)

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.

+ children's choir

+ strings

 

 2018 Competition Application

Application Procedures

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 commissioned from by the composer-judges, take place during the Convention.

Application.
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

For further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director.

2015 Winner
Timothy Roy

 

 

+ Jazz Performance Awards

Offered in a convention year, prizes of $2,000 (winner) and $1,500 (runner-up) may be offered to college initiated members of SAI enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in jazz performance. Winners may be invited to perform at National Convention.Applications will be available in the Convention year.

For more information contact Semenya McCord, Project Director

2015 Winners

Carolina I. Rodriguez

Epsilon Lambda, Belmont University, Psi B, Region VII

 

 

+ Music Education Outreach Grants (up to $5,000)

Offered in a convention year, an MEOG application has a May 1 deadline. For more information, contact Laurie Tretter-Larkin.

2015 Winners

Sandee Wallace

Tampa Alumnae, Lambda D, Region VI

Katy Buis

Raleigh/Durham Alumnae, Tau D, Region VI

Stephannie Pinto

Theta Nu initiate, Florida A & M University, Lambda B, Region VI

Music Education Outreach Grant Follow-up Report

 

 

+ Undergraduate Performance Awards

Four $1,500 scholarships will be offered to undergraduate members of Sigma Alpha Iota for instrumental and vocal performance. Applicants must be returning to school in the fall as undergraduates. Scholarships will be awarded based on taped auditions in Voice; Keyboard & Percussion; Strings; Winds and Brass. Applications will be available in the Convention year.

For more information, contact Kristin L. Rousom, Project Director.

2015 Winners

Strings
No Winner

Blanche Z. Hoffman Memorial Award for Voice
Madeline Matej
Eta Omega, University of the Pacific, Delta B, Region I

Mary Ann Starring Memorial Award for Woodwinds or Brass
Allison DeFrancesco
Sigma Delta, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, Upsilon B, Region V