Foothills Music Club announces young musician scholarship auditions

Published 4:34pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Foothills Music Club scholarship applications are now available for young musicians with a minimum of three years of study in vocal and/or instrumental music currently in grades 9 through 12 in Polk and Rutherford counties and Landrum, SC.

Application forms and scholarship information have been given to school and private music teachers for prospective scholarship applicants.   These forms may also be requested by email to or call Elaine Jenkins, FMC scholarship chair, at 828-894-6493.

Application forms must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 18, and mailed to Foothills Music Club, c/o Elaine Jenkins, 61 Prince Cemetery Lane, Tryon, NC 28782.

Auditions for scholarships will be held Friday afternoon, March 1, and Saturday morning, March 2, in the choir room of the Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Road, Tryon.

Three award winners will be selected. In addition to receiving monetary recognition, winners will be expected to perform for the Foothills Music Club membership on April 11.

For the purpose of encouraging young musicians to continue developing their skills, the Foothills Music Club Young Musicians Scholarship Program offers financial support to students who demonstrate promise and wish to pursue their interest and talent. The scholarships can be applied to the cost of lessons, purchase of music, or repair/purchase of instruments.  In 2012, the FMC awarded three prizes totaling $1,700.  Support for student musical talent has been ongoing since the beginning of the FMC in 1988.  To date, more than $36,000 has been awarded to young musicians in the area.

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