Since 1979, annually, in May, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra holds auditions for the Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Scholarship of one thousand dollars ($1,000), which is awarded to a high school senior in New Britain, Berlin, or Plainville who has been accepted by an institution of higher learning with a major in music.
The purpose of the scholarship award is to encourage a talented student who has been accepted by an institution of higher learning to major in music.
2019 Helen Kilduff-Elizabeth Elia Music Scholarship Recipient
We are delighted to announce our 2019 Scholarship recipient – Meghan Fox – for the category of Vocalist.
A 2019 graduate of Berlin High School, Meghan Fox will be attending Muhlenberg College where she will be studying musical theater.
In high school she was actively involved in the choral ensembles and musical theater. She played the role of “Paulette” in Berlin High School’s production of “Legally Blonde, The Musical!” to rave reviews. In addition, she studied voice and musical theater at The University of Hartford’s Hartt Community Division.
2021 Applicant Requirements
- Display outstanding proficiency on an orchestral instrument or with voice.
- Be a graduating high school senior from the New Britain, Berlin, Newington, or Plainville schools.
- Intend to pursue a college degree with a major in music.
- Complete and send an application form, two (2) letters of recommendation, and a copy of a letter-of-acceptance by a college.
- Audition before a panel of judges two classical compositions of the applicant’s choice with a maximum of 10 minutes.
New Britain Symphony 2021 Scholarship Applications
PO BOX 1253
New Britain, CT 06050-1253
Applicant Auditions will be held May 25, 2021
In person auditions as noted below.
- Applicants must perform two classical compositions of their choice.
- Auditions held before a panel of judges. Participants must provide their own accompanist when needed.
- Maximum time allowed for each audition will be ten minutes.
- Judges will consider musicianship, technique, tone, and interpretation.