Instrumental Student Scholarships

The West Michigan Concert Winds and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are proud to offer a variety of scholarships to middle and high school students. Instrumental players attending Muskegon County schools in grades 6-8 and grade 12 are eligible.

Scholarship Information

High School seniors planning to study music at the college/university level are eligible for one of the several grants which may be distributed on a one-time or multi-year basis. Middle school scholarships are subsidies for those wishing to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Scholarship amounts vary from year to year.

Appointments for auditions are generally made in December and heard in January of each year. Middle school students should prepare a short piece of music to show their range and ability. An accompanist is not necessary. HIght School seniors should prepare a solo of several minutes with accompaniment.


Please download and fill out the Scholarship Application Form and mail to:

Scholarship Auditions

15310 Oak Point Dr.
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Audition Requirements

Middle School (6th - 8th) - a piece of music to show range and ability.
High School (9th - 12th) - prepared Solo with accompaniment


If you have any questions, please contact:

Gail Brechting
Conductor/Music Director

2018-19 Auditions

High School (12th) Scholarships Available

For HS Seniors only that will be going into Music

  • 1st Place - $2,000 one time scholarship
  • 2nd Place - $1,000 one time scholarship
  • 3rd Place - $500 one time scholarship

Available Even Years (2016, 2018, etc)

  • 1-$1000 x 4 years for Music School (reoccurring) 

High School Senior Auditions
Thursday, January 24, 31 and February 7, 2019

4:30-6:30pm at Muskegon Community College Band Room.

Middle School (6th - 8th) Scholarships Available
  •  Two (2) $250 MS Scholarships to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

MS Auditions
Thursday, April 11 & 18, 2019

4:30-6:30pm at Muskegon Community College Band Room.

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Scholarships are provided By

West Michigan Concert WINDS & The Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Fund, and the John L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

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2018-19 Scholarship Auditions