Vocal Scholarship

The Madrigal Chorale has a long history of supporting youth through our scholarship programs. For most of the past 30 plus years we have awarded scholarships to hundreds of soloists in the metro Detroit area, many who have gone on to careers in music.

Last year, in an effort to reach even more students, we decided to award $1000 scholarships to ensembles from class C and D high schools, hoping to help smaller schools who often struggle to fund their choirs in an underserved area. Schools who applied were required to submit audition recordings to be reviewed by our scholarship panel, comprised of members and professional musicians.

We were pleased to award two $1000 gifts in our 2017 Scholarship Contest to the Plymouth Christian Academy directed by Megan Barnard, and to the Detroit School of Performing Arts directed by Cheryl Valentine. In addition to the monetary award, the winners performed two selections each in a mini-concert and received a free choral clinic from our director and associate director, both adjudicators for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association.

This season we hope to increase our scholarships to include three deserving choral programs.