Music Scholarship

The Hanover Wind Symphony
is proud to announce our
2024 Summer Music Scholarship! 

The scholarships are intended to support the attendance of a summer music program for woodwind, brass, and percussion students with a passion for their instrument. The scholarships will be available to students who are presently in grades 8 - 11 who reside in New Jersey. Awards will be based upon a recommendation from their music educator (either public or private), an interview, and an audition. The scholarships will provide an amount sufficient to cover tuition of a high caliber summer residential music camp with a quality music faculty for a minimum of one week.
Two scholarships will be awarded:

Junior Division:
Currently in grade 8 or 9
Scholarship award up to $500

Senior Division:
Currently in grade 10 or 11
Scholarship award up to $1250
The recipient of the senior division scholarship will also perform with the Hanover Wind Symphony on a Fall concert program.

Audition Requirements
All candidates in grades 8 - 11 who wish to apply should provide the following:

  • Prepared solo of your choice (no accompaniment).
  • Recommendation of school or private music teacher which speaks to your experience, musicianship, and dedication to music.
  • List of up to three potential music camps you would like to attend in the summer of 2024.
  • Music resume.
  • Essay on your enthusiasm for music in 200 words or less.
  • Family of current HWS members are ineligible to apply.
  • Previous scholarship winners cannot reapply for a scholarship in the same division they were awarded.

Candidates will be interviewed and audition for a small committee of HWS members who will make the final decision.

Application along with teacher recommendation should be postmarked by March 8, 2024.

Auditions will be held in April 2024.

**Scholarship funds will be distributed upon proof of acceptance to an approved summer music program.

Questions should be directed to Gail Lalk at

Applications should be mailed to:
Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship 2024
P.O. Box 100
Whippany, NJ

Click here for the 2024 Scholarship Application.

About the Hanover Wind Symphony

One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the renowned Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) is a prime example of the power of music and its influence on our lives. The symphonic band, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces its mission of bringing "Music to People and People to Music." Its members, though expert in talent, come from all ranks of professions, both inside and outside of music, who desire both an outlet for their creative talents and an opportunity to refine their musical skills. The HWS is diverse in its background, yet singular in its pursuit of musical excellence.

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the HWS has played to enthusiastic audiences in and around greater Morris County for over a quarter-century. The volunteer musicians are committed to advancing excellence in the wind band tradition.

HWS members are your neighbors, sharing their passion for music with Community Outreach Programs that include: free and affordable local concerts, joint programs with public schools, collaboration with local nonprofits, programs for children and families, world-class soloists, outdoor concerts.