How to Apply

2018 Portland Rossini Club Scholarship Competitions

• Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship

• Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship

• Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship was established in 1932 in memory of the Portland Rossini Club’s third president, a vocalist, who presided in a distinguished manner for 25 years.

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was established in 2001 as a bequest of pianist, Lucia A. Wright, a member in good standing for fifty-five years.

The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was created in memory of the club’s longtime treasurer, vocalist, Barbara Littlefield.


These scholarship competitions are open to all residents of the State of Maine.

Applicants must be above the age of 17 and be registered as music majors in the Fall of 2018 at any accredited music school, college, or university.

Previous first place winners of the scholarships may not apply.

Applicants in each competition must perform at least two compositions representing two different periods as follows: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and/or 20th/21st Century.

The total performance should be at least ten minutes and is not to exceed fifteen minutes.

Applicants must provide their own accompanists. Vocalists must perform entirely from memory; Pianists and Instrumentalists must perform at least one selection from memory.

One published edition of the music must be provided for the panel of judges.


All competitions will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street, Portland, Maine.

The complete application packet MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER than Monday May 14, 2018. Applicants will be ineligible to compete if application packet is incomplete. Special scheduling requests must be submitted in writing and will be honored if possible. Contestants will be notified of their performance time on or before May 26.

The first place winner in each category will receive $1200. The second place award will be $800. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize.

For additional information contact:

Scholarship Chair Elizabeth Harmon

Download the 2018 PRC Scholarship Application form

Download the scholarship information