Northport Symphony Orchestra
Northport, New York
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Application Deadline Extended to October 14

Northport Symphony Orchestra

Student Scholarship Program

Perform with the Northport Symphony Orchestra

And earn a $500 scholarship

The Northport Symphony Orchestra is proud to offer three deserving music students a chance at a scholarship program for our 2022-2023 Season worth $500.

The program offers talented musicians a favorable playing experience outside of their academic program, and is a positive extracurricular activity for college applications.

The scholarship program is repertoire-dependent. This year, we can offer scholarship opportunities to qualified students who play violin, viola, cello, string bass, bassoon, and French horn.

Eligibility and Participation

High school seniors and college students qualify for the NSO scholarship program. Students who wish to continue with, or are currently enrolled in, a course of study that includes music, will be given preference. However, all qualified musicians may apply.

Each scholarship winner will have the full experience as an active NSO member for a two-concert cycle.

If selected for the scholarship program, students are required to attend:

  • • the NSO’s Winter and Spring concert performances
  • • all dress rehearsals
  • • weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
  • NOTE: no more than three (3) overall absences are permitted unless permission is granted

All scholarships will be awarded at the orchestra's Spring concert

Application Process

Complete the one-page NSO scholarship application form

• Provide a short letter of recommendation from your music teacher (school or private)

• Submit a 300-500 word essay, describing how you feel this scholarship and membership in the orchestra will benefit you

• Participate in a short audition, with a movement from a Grade V or VI NYSSMA solo or equivalent, to verify musical ability

Submit all application materials via email to:

All materials must be received by October 14, 2022.

For more information, contact us at:

Northport Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 602
East Northport, NY 11731

Or via email at:

Quick Links

Scholarship Application Form


Scholarship Requirements


NSO Scholarship Flyer


Scholarship Letter to Music Educators