Since 1946, the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater
San Diego has held a
yearly competition for instrumentalists and vocalists. Competition
have demonstrated extraordinary education, prodigious talent and
Many are currently studying in prestigious universities and conservatories;
many from past competitions are performing professionally in symphonies
and opera companies throughout the world.
The mission of the Musical Merit Foundation of
San Diego is to discover, encourage and present young music students
of exceptional talent. The Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships
to those students who show exceptional musical talent and who pass
preliminary and final auditions and evidence exceptional talent.
are this week!
Finals are Saturday and open to the public.
Sunday at 3:00pm is the Awards Concert.
Scholarship Auditions and Awards
Annual auditions are held to determine winners
of scholarships. Initial screening is conducted through preliminary
auditions. Competitors who pass the preliminary auditions are candidates
for the final auditions. read
Requirements and Eligibility
An applicant who is participating in the Preliminary auditions must
be a resident of San Diego County, Imperial County, or Baja California
del Norte for one year prior to the time of the Preliminary auditions
- OR - have been a full-time registered student (12 semester units)
in a college or university in the above geographic area since the
preceding September. Proof of full-time registration should accompany
the application. Residency requirements do not apply to participants
in the FINAL auditions. read
Us! Enjoy the best cultural bargain in San Diego
With membership you get:
A half dozen free concerts performed by former scholarship winners
Awards Concert - Outstanding performances by audition winners
Close Encounters in Music -
The Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego has inaugurated
a new program, which creates intimate, musical experiences for
schoolchildren. This is at no cost to participating schools. read
to participate in the Foundation's work
Pride of sponsorship in helping worthy students achieve their music