Scholarship Opportunity

Dear Music Educator:


On behalf of the Richmond Choral Society (RCS), I am writing to inform you of RCS’s Scholarship Program and to ask for your assistance in recommending students for our consideration.


Our Board feels that it is important to encourage young Staten Islanders, who are already active in singing in their schools, to continue their interest in singing.  To this end, we have awarded vocal scholarships, up to $1000, to graduating high school seniors since 1996.


We invite you to recommend a candidate for consideration this year (application deadline March 30, 2016).  The eligibility requirements are as follows:


• A resident of Staten Island
• A senior in good academic standing who has applied to, and plans to attend, an institute of higher education in the fall of 2015
• A participant in their school’s vocal music program: Chorus, soloist with an instrumental ensemble, SING, theater performance, or, realizing that some schools are not able to have these programs, a known participant in community theater or church/synagogue choir


We require that your candidate(s) complete the application form above and submit a resume along with a copy of their musical selection.  All further contact will be between the candidate and our selection committee.  We will require an interview and an informal audition on Saturday, April 23 at Christ Church, New Brighton, 76 Franklin Ave., SI, NY 10301, time to be announced. In addition, the award winner will be offered the opportunity to perform at an RCS concert.


Richmond Choral Society was founded in 1951 by Dr. Anders Emile to provide Staten Island singers an opportunity to rehearse and to perform classical choral works.  In addition to presenting two concerts a year, we have performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and at numerous official Staten Island events.


Thank you for your assistance in helping RCS offer this opportunity to our graduating seniors.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 718-273-7130, or on line at .



Linda Atwell Reiersen

Scholarship Committee Chair

Application deadline-March 30, 2016


        2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION           

Deadline Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Home Phone ________________________    Email ______________________________



High School ___________________________   Cell Phone ________________________



College You Plan to Attend in the Fall of 2016





Signature of Candidate:



Signature of Parent:



Signature of Voice Teacher: ( if applicable)




Vocal Training and Voice Experience (Please attach resume)



  • The candidate will perform a selection from the classical vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio, Gilbert and Sullivan).
  • A copy of the musical selection must be submitted with this application for our accompanist.
  • Audition date–TBA
  • Applicants will be notified for their audition location and time


               Send To     Ms. Linda Reiersen
                                 3 Vine Street  
                                 Staten Island, New York 10301

                Phone:  718- 273-7130  cell: 917 301. 3620  e-mail:


This application along with all enclosures must be received by Thursday, March 30.

Any Applications Received After March 30 Will Not Be Considered



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