Lehigh University Cutler-Sametz Scholarship

January 10, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

One distinguishing quality of the Lehigh University Choir is its musical flexibility: In concert, the University Choir effortlessly moves from one genre to another. The University Choir has performed major works such as Händel's Messiah, the Requiem settings by Mozart, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré and Britten; J.S. Bach's Magnificat, St. John Passion and a staged version of the St. Matthew Passion with Baroque orchestra; premiered many new works written specially for them, and been featured in concert with the Grammy-Award winning ensemble Chanticleer in the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

Talented incoming singers to Lehigh of any major are eligible to apply for the Cutler- Sametz Choral Arts Scholarship program, which totals $10,000-$20,000 over four years and voice lessons. This four-year scholarships named in honor of Robert B. Cutler, director of the Lehigh Glee Club from 1954-1979, and Steven P. Sametz, Director of Lehigh Choral Arts from 1979 to the present. This is a merit-based scholarship, including a stipend and voice lessons. Choral Arts Scholars sing in University Choir during their time at Lehigh. Choral Arts Scholars also participate in the Glee Club, Dolce, or the Choral Union for at least four semesters.

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