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Gloria Hilliard
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The Village Voices Music Awards Program consists of annual scholarships awarded to local students majoring in vocal music, and financial grants to local elementary school music programs. A highlight of the Village Voices Chorale spring concerts is the appearance of our winners and recipients - gifted young performers and delightful elementary school choral groups. Concert goers are treated to graceful presentations from scholarship winners who are considering a career in vocal music, perhaps even in opera, and whose command of the art form is already impressively apparent.

Two types of awards are given through the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program.  To apply, please download and complete the online application and return to Village Voices by mail (see below).  Application due dates and audition dates have not yet been determined however typically applications should be in by the middle of January 2018 and auditions are held in the first part of March.  Please continue to check the web site for those specific dates.  There is a $20 application fee.

A scholarship award for young adults studying voice may be awarded to one or more applicants. 
Download this form here in Word  or Adobe  format.

We thank all our friends who have contributed to the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program. If you would like to make a donation and help support vocal music in the community, please complete the Music Awards Contribution Form and mail it to us.
Your contributions have allowed us to award more than $100,000 over the past decade.

2009 Individual Scholarship Recipients
  • CSUN: Bobby Akinbobye, Jayme Alilaw, Aubrey James, Robert Norman, Oxana Sevina, Rebecca Tuttle, Yoojin Yang
  • Pepperdine: Carolina Uribe

Pictured above: Bob Kracker, Bobby Akinbobye, Oxana Sevina, Gloria Hilliard

Pictured above: Bob Kracker, Rebecca Tuttle, Gloria Hilliard

2009 Elementary School Grant Recepients

  • Conejo Valley: Acacia, Conejo, Cypress, Madrona, Manzinaita, Walnut, Weathersfield, and Wildwood Elementary Schools
  • Las Virgenes: White Oak and Willow Elementary Schools
  • Moorpark: Arroyo West Elementary
  • Pleasant Valley: Rancho Rosal Elementary
  • Simi Valley:  Big Springs, Hollow Hills Fundamenta, and Abraham Lincoln Elementary
2008 Individual Scholarship Recipients
  • CSUN: Jayme Alilaw, April Amante, Chad Ruyle, Oxana Sevina
  • Pepperdine: Keith Colclough, Carolina Uribe
  • Moorpark College: Grace Newberry, Kelsey Wood
2008 Elementary School Grant Recepients
  • Conejo Valley: Acacia, Banyan, Cypress, Walnut, Weathersfield Elementary
  • Las Virgenes: White Oak Elementary
  • Moorpark: Arroyo West Elementary
  • Oak Park: Brookside, Red Oak Elementary
  • Pleasant Valley: Rancho Rosal Elementary
  • Simi Valley: Big Springs, Township, White Oak Elementary

Pictured above: Bob Kracker, Chad Ruyle, Jayme Alilaw, Gloria Hilliard

Pictured above: Big Springs Elementary School Chorus

Pictured above: Lorie Morefield and students, Cypress Elementary School, with the piano she bought using scholarship money she received from the Village Voices Chorale.

History

Since the inception of the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program, the chorale has donated over $100,000 to support its favorite cause - vocal music in the community - and is the recipient of the 1993 Certificate Award of Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Thousand Oaks Arts Commission.

If you would like to make a donation to help support vocal music in the community,please complete theMusic Awards Contribution Form and mail it to us.

Funding provided through Village Voices scholarships enables vocal students to reach for the next step of professional training and musical development -attending a prestigious school or traveling to Europe for special training. For elementary school choruses, the music awards may help purchase a keyboard, other instruments, or new music, while building in these children a love and respect for different types of music.

We salute all who have competed in the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program, and congratulate the winners! Village Voices also expresses thanks to individuals in the Conejo Valley, and surrounding communities, who have made contributions to the music awards. We join with you in celebrating the joy and intrinsic value of vocal music!

Who is eligible for a music award?

College or university students studying vocal music are eligible to apply for a Village Voices Vocal Music Scholarship.

If you direct an elementary school chorus in the Conejo Valley, Simi Valley or the greater Ventura County area, you may apply for a music award to benefit your choral program.

Final decisions on distribution of the awards are based on live auditions and aremade by the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Committee and the Village Voices Board of Directors.

What types of awards are available?

Two types of awards are given through the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program:

  • A scholarship award for young adults studying voice may be awarded to one or more applicants. 
    Download this form here inWord orAdobe format.
  • In addition, music awards are granted to elementary school choral groups to use for any costs associated with choral activities.
    Download this form here inWord orAdobe  format.

How do I apply?

To apply, download and complete the online application and return to Village Voices by mail:

Village Voice Chorale
P.O. Box 6562
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Applications for the 2014 Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program will be accepted from elementary schools and individual vocal students beginning in February, postmarked on or before Friday, March 14, 2014. Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 6 2014.  There is a $20 application fee.  For more information, please contact: info@villagevoices.org

How Can I Support the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program?

We thank all our friends who have contributed to the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program. If you would like to make a donation and help support vocal music in the community, please complete the Music Awards Contribution Form.  The Village Voices Chorale is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id #23-7105694, so don't forget your employer's matching gift program!


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