Scholarships and Grants

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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).  Eligibility requirements, application due dates and audition dates are on this application form.  

There is a $20 application fee.


We thank all our friends who have contributed to the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program.
Your contributions have allowed us to award more than $150,000 over the past decade.



History

Since the inception of the Village Voices Annual Music Awards Program, the chorale has donated over $150,000 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.


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 Vocal Scholarship?

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 are made 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
  • In addition, music awards are granted to elementary school choral groups to use for any costs associated with choral activities.


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


We are no longer taking applications for the 2018/2019 Season. 

Check back in January 2020 for our 2019/2020 Season applications