Each year, the Walton County Music Guild gives away about $4,000 in music scholarships to local music students under the Ira Martin Youth Scholarship program and it is looking to do the same again this year. This scholarship is given in memory of Ira Martin who passed away in 2009. Martin was a singer with the Walton Choral Society and a strong supporter of the Music Guild. He also was an advocate for musical and educational experiences for youth in Walton County.
This award is given in the spring and WCMG is currently accepting applications for the 2018 program. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 and will take place at First Baptist Church in Monroe. Applications are being accepted until Jan. 31, 2018. Click here to download the application. Please not that all applications must be mailed and postmarked by Jan. 31 in order to be accepted and processed. No applications submitted through any other method will be accepted. Do not give your application to a Board member, pain teach or staff member at the Arts Center as they will not be processed. A reception for scholarship winners will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at a location to be announced later.
Audition times will be assigned after all applications have been received. Auditions will be held on February 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church 202 McDaniel Street Monroe, GA 30655.
Scholarship awards will be presented in each category of competition:
High School Vocal
High School Instrumental
High School Piano
Middle School Vocal
Middle School Instrumental Middle School Piano
The number of awards in each category and exact award amounts will be determined based on the number of entrants and amount of funding available for the awards.
Awards are subject to change at the discretion of the WCMG.
If you have questions you are asked to email WaltonCountyMusicGuild@gmail.com for fastest response.