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The Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association proudly presents its 37th Annual Scholarship Competition. PBCMTA Scholarship fund is available each year to Piano, Voice, Classical Guitar, Wind and String students in Elementary, Intermediate and Senior categories. Winners will be recognized for integrity, beauty and confidence in performance.



  1. Students must be studying with an active PBCMTA member/teacher for a minimum of 6 months.

  2. All music must be performed from memory with the exception of avant-garde 20th century music.

  3. Time limitations will be strictly enforced.

  4. One copy of the score of each composition, with measures numbered, must be available for the judges. Photocopy scores will not be acceptable and will eliminate the student from the competition. Online purchased copies with permission at bottom are acceptable.

  5. Based on the judges’ criteria, single entry contestants in any category will not automatically receive a prize.

  6. Judges decisions are final.

  7. Repertoire examples can be found on our website

  8. Awards are to be used to further a student's musical education.


Application forms may be obtained from the PBCMTA website ( Application postmark deadline is April 5th 2024. Send applications to our Scholarship Chair: Krisztina Zsolczai – 10206 Oak Meadow Lane, Lake Worth, FL 33449. Online applications will be accepted until April 5, 2024.

A non-refundable application fee of $25 per student must be included with each application.



  1. ALL participants at ALL levels will perform selections of two contrasting styles.

  2. There will be NO "required" piece or "required" historical period.

  3. Length of program will be: Elementary Level (ages 9 - 11) not to exceed a total of 10 minutes in length. Intermediate Level (ages 12 - 14) not to exceed a total of 12 minutes in length. Senior Level (ages 15 - 18) not to exceed a total of 15-20 minutes in length.

  4. There will be 3 judges, preferably from outside the PBCMTA membership.

  5. Judges will use their discretion as to whether or not a first place prize will be awarded in each category.

  6. Honorable Mention participants will receive certificates and verbal recognition.




  1. Please read the PBCMTA Website - under Scholarship Competition carefully for requirements and repertoire suggestions.

  2. Students may perform pieces in any order they wish, but please list the pieces on the application in the order they will perform them.

  3. Double bar repeats should generally not be taken.

  4. One copy of each piece, with measures numbered, must be brought to the competition. Photocopies will not be accepted without written permission from the publisher/composer.

  5. Audition times will be assigned by level, age and instrument. Therefore, these times cannot be changed.

  6. Audition times will be emailed to each teacher.

  7. Students may briefly try the piano before they begin their program, and it is suggested that teachers prepare their students for this tryout.

  8. Teachers should either fill out all forms, including the Application Form or confirm that the student has completed the forms correctly.

  9. The teacher's name must appear on the application form.

  10. Neither students nor parents should call the Scholarship Chairperson, but teachers are welcome to address questions to Krisztina Zsolczai:


Thank You for your cooperation,

Krisztina Zsolczai

Scholarship Chair

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