ROTARY CLUB OF WOODLAND HILLS
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FIFTH ANNUAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FESTIVAL

Sunday, January 15,2023, at Pierce College, Music Building Room 3400
6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills CA

Application Fees:
-- $35 for pieces under 5 minutes
-- $50 for pieces 5 minutes or more
-- $25 per ensemble member
 
 
• Deadline for application and fee payment is Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm. Late applications cannot be considered.

 

• All Finalists must perform in January 15th recital at approximately 4:00 pm at Pierce College, in the Music Building, Room 3400.
 The awards ceremony will be held at the end of the recital

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION -- Please complete the following two steps:
STEP 1 Individual Performers: Complete and submit the Scholarship Application form section for individual performers by clicking the link below.
Ensembles/Groups: Ensemble contact person please complete and submit all sections of the Scholarship Application form by clicking the link below.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


STEP 2: After submitting the application form, come back here and make your payment below. Select the appropriate payment amount depending upon whether you are an individual performer or ensemble:

Scholarship Application
Student's Name:
 

Previous competitions were a great success.  See below for a photo of some of our past winners (all categories), who received a standing ovation from the audience at an Orchestra concert following the competition.:

2019 Scholarship Winners (All Categories)

 

For more information contact Joanna Ezrin or Knarik (Nara) Petrosyan, Competition Coordinators at:
joannaezrinschauer@gmail.com. or narapianostudio@gmail.com 

JUDGE'S BIO FOR THIS YEAR'S ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Nicole A. Burns

Festival Judge

Born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, Nicole A. Burns presently resides in Camarillo , California. She is an Independent Music Teacher/Adjudicator/Lecturer with over 35 years’ experience. She maintains a private studio averaging 25 students and loves what she does. Mrs. Burns began studying piano at the age of 7. Her teachers included: Mae Scott, Richard Hartman (NGPT), Betty Colley (MTAC), Ethel Fabricant (MTAC) & Christine Becker (MTAC). She was also very fortunate to have the guidance and mentorship of Peter Yazbeck (Senior Lecturer UCSB) through numerous workshops, lectures , and master classes. Mrs. Burns teaches all levels of piano from the young beginner to the musically advanced and has worked with many students with neurological delays including autism, spina bifida, ADHD, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorders. Her primary goal in teaching is to develop a life - long love of music. Her favorite quote is : “Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” (Henry Van Dyke) In addition to teaching, Mrs. Burns is a national Adjudicator/Evaluator for numerous piano events. Mrs. Burns also serves as a mentor to new teachers and student teachers in the Ventura County Area. Mrs. Burns had an article published in ‘The California Music Teacher’ Journal (Vol. 27, #2 - Winter 2003/2004) entitled “Is Music Related to Health?”

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