MARCH 5, 2014

Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Application Period open

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CAREFREE – Arizona Musicfest ( has announced The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Application Period open through April 7, 2014. “This will be the fourth year in a row that Arizona Musicfest will award a college-level scholarship,” said Jim Morrissey, Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Coordinator.

The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Decision Committee seeks applications from deserving, highly qualified Arizona high school seniors who will graduate during spring or summer of 2014, and enroll in a college-level music performance program prior to December 31, 2014.

“We hope to discover a student who excels at his or her instrument, is a seasoned performer, and is determined to pursue a college-level education with the goal of establishing a full or part-time career in classical music performance,” said Morrissey.

In addition to the student’s performance abilities, also taken into account will be high school academic record, personal enthusiasm, and third-party recommendations. “All things being equal,” added Morrissey, “any past involvement by the applicant in any of the many Arizona Musicfest youth performance programs will be considered.”

The Scholarship award will be $2,500. It will be paid directly by Arizona Musicfest to the recipient’s school. The winning applicant will also be considered for additional awards for the remaining three years of college.

Applications can be downloaded now at The application deadline is April 7, 2014, at midnight. The winner will be announced on May 1, 2014.

Anyone with questions should contact the Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Coordinator Jim Morrissey at