Jean L. Petitt Annual Music Scholarship Competition
This scholarship is designed to give recognition and encouragement to musically gifted teens through the opportunity to perform on stage with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and receive a cash award to be applied to their continuing studies.
Entry is open to all youth up to age 18 residing and attending high school or homeschool in the seven-county Greater Cleveland region. Contestants can be singers, dancers or instrumentalists. They must be prepared to perform a full-length musical selection from memory. Choice of selection may be drawn from standard popular music repertoire, including songs, dances or instrumental solos found in Broadway musicals, big band arrangements, jazz or light classics.
The grand prize winner of the competition will perform with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at one of their regularly scheduled concerts at Severance Hall or Playhouse Square. The winner will also receive a $500 cash award.
Your tax-deductible gift to the Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship Fund is an investment in the future of fine music. Your gift will be acknowledged in the Cleveland Pops program book. Please send your contribution to our office OR fill out our online donation form.