September 22, 2023

Music On the Hill Launches Scholarship For Young Musicians


Music on the Hill is pleased to announce a new opportunity for the Ocean State’s young classical musicians.

The Music on the Hill Scholarship directly supports continued study of classical music performance. Awards will be disbursed directly to the winners’ designated instructor; ensemble program; summer opportunity; or school, conservatory, or college music fee. Full details are available at

• First prize: $400 and a performance opportunity in Music on the Hill’s 2023 festival
• Second prize: $200
• Rhode Island residents, ages 13 to 18
• All instruments, including voice
• Chamber groups may apply together, and share the prize.

The application includes a recorded video audition of four to eight minutes. There is no application fee.

Applications will be adjudicated on the basis of musicianship and performance. Judges include Artistic Director John M. Pellegrino and several members of Music on the Hill’s ensemble. Finalists will play for the panel on Zoom. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

The application deadline is November 15, 2022. Full details are available at

About Music on the Hill:
Since 2008, Music on the Hill has welcomed thousands of chamber music lovers to a June festival of concerts across Rhode Island, from our hometown of East Greenwich to Providence, North Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Jamestown, Wickford, Westerly and more. Our ensemble includes professional musicians native to Rhode Island with international careers, as well as their friends and colleagues who have come to see Rhode Island as their home away from home, with many returning to the Ocean State each summer. Music on the Hill’s adventurous programs combine highlights of chamber music repertoire with less familiar gems. Concerts are offered in intimate venues where the audience sits up close to the action. Musicians play in a variety of ensembles in multiple concerts through the festival. Music on the Hill’s festival is made possible by support from The Carter Family Charitable Trust, The Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders. Details for our fifteenth anniversary festival in 2023 will be announced shortly, including the annual education concert for elementary students.


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