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Scholarships

In 1893, Musicians Club of Women offered proceeds from a benefit concert to establish music scholarships for young women. MCW has continued the tradition of supporting promising women in classical music through its annual scholarship competition.

Each year, Musicians Club of Women awards over $50,000 in scholarships to Chicago area students. Our scholarship program provides the recipients with financial support, mentorship, performance opportunities, and an MCW membership.

 
 
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Award winners in concert

The MCW Award Winners in Concert series highlights the recipients of the scholarship awards. Concerts are held the fourth Monday of each month at 12:15 pm at Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago.

 
 
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monthly meetings

Award winners are encouraged to attend monthly member meetings at the Union League Club of Chicago. New active members help shape the direction of our organization by bringing new vision and insight to the group. In addition to performance opportunities at the Cultural Center, we also highlight our award winners at our monthly meetings throughout the season.

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Complimentary three-year membership

Each award recipient receives a complimentary three-year MCW membership. Membership benefits include networking and promotion through our member portal, performance opportunities, and access to the our monthly meetings. After two years, members are eligible to serve on the board to further shape the organization’s future.

 

Audition Information

Scholarship auditions are held annually in late winter / early spring. Audition packets and applications will be available on our site three months prior to the auditions. Please contact the scholarship chair with questions.

 

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mcwscholarshipauditions@gmail.com

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MCW scholarship winners

 

2019 Scholarship Award Winners

 
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Kayleigh Decker

Lyric Soprano
The Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Scholarship

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Emily Pogorelc

Lyric coloratura soprano
The Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship in honor of her sister, Virginia Cooper Maier

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An Phan

Piano
The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship

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Manou Magdalena Chakravorty

Cello
The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship

 
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Audrey Lidke

Trumpet
The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship

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Lauren Decker

Contralto
The Edith Newfield Scholarship

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Katherine Buzard

Lyric soprano
The Margaret Fabian Elath Scholarship

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Eleanor Kirk

Harp
The Farwell Trust Award

 
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Margaret O’Malley

Viola
The Farwell Trust Award

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Jenny Shin

Flute
The Farwell Trust Award

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Caroline Paulsen

Cello
The Farwell Trust Award

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Claire Arias-Kim

Violin
The Farwell Trust Award

 

2018 Scholarship Award Winners

 

The Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Scholarship

Olivia Boen
Lyric Soprano

The Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship in honor of her sister, Virginia Cooper Maier

Kateri Gormley
Lyric Soprano

The Edith Newfield Scholarship

Liana Gineitis
Mezzo-Soprano

The Ginger Meyer Scholarship in Voice

Alicia Russell
Lyric Soprano

Lani Stait
Lyric Soprano

The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarships

Kyoko Kohno
Piano

Alina Kobialka
Violin

Anne Kunkle
Saxophone

Erica Cha
Classical Guitar

Tzytle Steinman
Mezzo-Soprano

The Farwell Trust Awards

Rabia Brooke
Violin

Leanna Ginsburg
Flute

Irina Casasnovas
Violin

Allison K. Lovera
Violin

Emma Ritter
Mezzo-Soprano

Caroline Paulsen
Cello