THE DOLAN PRIZE
This merit- and need-based scholarship award funds for students who wish to study an instrument that Columbia does not offer or with a teacher who is not a Columbia Music Associate. Auditions are required and take place during the first week of classes.
These auditions can be used to place you in chamber music ensembles as well.
- Sealed letter of recommendation from your instructor with details of their lesson fee per hour due by the end of the change-of-program-period.
- Prepare two contrasting pieces or movements to showcase your technical and musical abilities.
- Priority is given to Columbia College students who wish to study an instrument not represented at the College.
- You should already have studied with this teacher for 6 months prior to auditioning for the Dolan Prize.
- You must be a participant of the Music Performance Program (one year commitment) in order to receive funding.