Musicians United for Social Equity (MUSE) will award two $2500 scholarships in 2021 to support musicians pursuing work in musical theatre. These scholarships will provide professional development funding to be used for private lessons, music industry software, relevant courses, and necessary equipment, as well as one-on-one consulting with MUSE Founding Members.
The MUSE Harold Wheeler Scholarship: $2500 scholarship for one aspiring professional musician who is working in theatre.
The MUSE Linda Twine Scholarship: $2500 scholarship for one student-enrolled musician who plans to pursue employment in the theatre.
Applicant must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled, in music or theatre-related courses within six months of application, in a college or university within the United States.
Eligibility: member of the MUSE Directory; demonstrates strengths in their particular field (instrumentalist, conductor, etc.); has strong work ethic and envisions themselves as a rising leader in the music theatre industry; ability to work well with others. Applicant must reside in the United States, and be 18 years of age or over.
Must provide complete application including:
- Short Answers to 3 prompts
- Video or Written Essay
- Supporting Materials (Letter of Recommendation – One personal reference, someone who can speak to your musical skills & Audio/video example of their work)
- Personal Details
- Link to MUSE Directory Page (If you’re not already a member, you can join here.)
Submission deadline: May 5th, 2021
Scholarship winners will be announced on May 23, 2021
Please note that this form will not save responses, so we encourage you to save any drafts in another place. Submissions will only be accepted through this form.
Email [email protected] with any questions.