Lindsay Lafford Scholarship for Musical Performance

Arts Scholars are awarded $5,000 to $20,000 on the recommendation of the fine and performing arts faculty.

Deadline

All materials must be submitted by November 15th if applying as an Early Decision candidate or January 15th if applying as an Early Decision II or Regular Decision candidate.

Requirements for Submission

  • HWS Scholarship Application
  • Letter of Recommendation from a private instructor or teacher in the specific art form you are applying for that can speak to your abilities  
    • A recommendation that you submit on the Common Application from this same private instructor or teacher may also be used
  • Media:  Students must submit an audio recording in mp3 format; Submissions must include two contrasting musical examples. Instrumental submissions must include one piece written prior to 1900 that demonstrates the student's technical proficiency; the second piece must be a selection of contrasting classical style or jazz. Vocal submissions must include one art song (e.g., Italian song/aria, German Lied, opera excerpt, etc.); the second piece must be a selection of contrasting classical style or jazz. For both instrumental and vocal submissions, if the chosen selections were composed with accompaniment, then the submitted recording should include accompaniment.
    • Please note: all writing pieces must be submitted together, at the same time, in the same submission format
    • Please note:  Submissions in other formats, as well as other platforms such as DVD, PowerPoint, YouTube, etc. will not be considered.
  • Resume of your activities
    • Please note: the resume DOES NOT need to be specific to your engagement in the Arts

How to Submit

  • Materials can be mailed to the Hobart and William Smith Admissions Office (629 South Main Street, Geneva NY, 14456) with attention to: The Scholarship Committee
    • It is strongly encouraged that you mail all your materials at once
    • Please note your name, the scholarship you are applying for, and if you are using a letter of recommendation from your Common Application in your submission
  • Materials can be emailed to: admissions@hws.edu
    • It is strongly encouraged that you email all your materials at once
    • Please note your name, the scholarship you are applying for, and if you are using a letter of recommendation from your Common Application in your email

Expectations and Benefits if Awarded

  • Students who are awarded the Lindsay Lafford Scholarship for Musical Performance are expected to participate in the area in which you compete every year for four years.
  • Faculty work closely with Art Scholars to ensure they have access to the courses they need to pursue their art studies at Hobart and William Smith
  • Rich menu of performances, exhibits and concerts, both on and off-campus, is available. There are also opportunities to meet guest artists and writers, participate in workshops and master classes – in short, to be part of a community of creative people who share your interests and value your contributions

CONTACT

Feel free to contact us individually or e-mail the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Phone: (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256

Fax: (315) 781-3914

 

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