Sarasota Music Club has supported music performance and education since 1930.

Suncoast Music Scholarships are offered to local students through a Sarasota Music Club and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota partnership, formed in  2017. Scholarships are awarded to 10th through 12th grade students residing and attending school in Sarasota or Manatee County, based on auditions that are judged by invited area music professionals.

Auditions for 2022 Suncoast Music Scholarships are scheduled for Saturday, April 23, and applications will be due no later than 5 p.m. on April 1.

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to 2022 Suncoast Music Scholarship winners. Area 12th grade students are eligible for scholarships of $3,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $2,000 for third place. Scholarship awards for 11th grade students will be $1,000 for first place and $500 for second. Area 10th grade students will be awarded $600 for first place and $400 for second.

An information sheet and application form for 2022 auditions are available to be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of this page. Though 2021 auditions were digitally submitted, we plan to hold in-person auditions for 2022 Suncoast Music Scholarships.

Tips for Auditioners: Here’s a blog that offers some ideas to keep in mind when selecting pieces to perform at your audition: Selecting Music for Your Audition

For more information or to make a donation, please call 941.925.3602.

Susan Lannan Hicks + Lee Dougherty Ross, Co-Chairs

Helping students further their music education.