Bart Pitman Music Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

The Bart Pitman scholarship is awarded to two high school seniors for a keyboard scholarship. 1st prize is $6,000 and a runner-up will be awarded $3,000. The scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to declare a major in classical piano or organ at a degree granting conservatory, college or university in the fall semester following graduation from high school.

Applicants should be prepared to play three pieces of contrasting periods or composers from the standard classical piano/organ literature. A jury of professional keyboard musicians will select a winner on the basis of the live audition performance. If unable to audition in-person, applicant may record their audition and post online via YouTube, Vimeo, etc.


  • Graduating high school senior
  • Resident of or studying with a teacher residing in NY, DE, PA or NJ
  • Must play the piano/keyboard
  • Must be accepted by a degree-granting music school

The winner will be required to perform at the Delaware Valley Music Club's Young Performers Concert on a mutually convenient date during the March college break. Winners of this award have gone on to study at Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard, Eastman, Westminster Choir College, Oberlin, Indiana University, New England Conservatory, Esther Boyer and other fine schools of music. Scholarship Search