The Evanston Music Club and the North Shore Musicians Club have a rich history of
awarding countless scholarships to music students.

The 2022 Scholarship Competition

The 2022 Evanston Music Club and North Shore Musicians Club Scholarship Competition is open to students attending colleges in Evanston and neighboring communities in the Chicago area. Vocalists between the ages of 18 and 28 and all other musicians between 18 and 25 are eligible to submit an application to audition. The application deadline is March 18, 2022.

Those chosen to audition will be notified by March 31, 2022.


Contestants should prepare a 12-minute program and should draw from music of different periods or styles. Singers should include an aria from an opera or oratorio. Each applicant must provide an accompanist if needed.



Auditions will be held on April 19, 2022. If conditions do not permit in-person auditions, semi-finalists will be asked to submit a recorded performance via YouTube (unlisted) by April 19, 2022.

Five finalists will be awarded $1200 each following a required live performance. We hope to have an in-person concert and reception on May 17, 2022. If this is not possible, finalists will be asked to perform via Zoom at one of two monthly meetings. In 2022, these meetings will be held at 1PM on Tuesday, May 17 and Monday, June 20. A decision on whether there will be an in-person concert and reception will be made by the application deadline (March 18).


A fillable application form is available at  This form can be downloaded, then completed and saved as a pdf named “last name first initial.pdf.”.  Return the application and a 1-2 page resume to Kathleen Rundell at [email protected]. The resume should include a summary of your music education, where you are or have been in school, name(s) of your teacher(s), and any awards or honors you have won and information on your tentative selections for audition.


Return the form to:

Kathleen Rundell, Scholarship Chair

email: [email protected]



2021 Scholarship Award Winners





Min Ha Kim, Flute




Sydney Lee, Cello



Morgan Middleton,


Alexandre Tchaykov, Piano


Chloe Thominet, Viola




2019 Scholarship Award Winners




Caroline Paulsen



Tom Hicks


Carla Vargas Fuster


Eric Zheng


Emma Ritter



2018 Scholarship Award Winners


Left  to Right:  Alicia Russell, Northwestern University, soprano; Michael Ronnett, North Park University, piano;
Anastasiya Ganzenko, Roosevelt University, flute; Angela DeVenuto, DePaul University, soprano; Alina Kobialka, DePaul University, violin (Mary Stoltz Scholarship)




For information on Evanston Music Club Scholarships:

Kathleen Rundell

email: [email protected]





Ada P. Kahn


Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich


Keeping The Beat

Sinfonietta Arts Chamber Ensemble
Music Theater Works

Music Institute of Chicago


Evanston Symphony Orchestra


Skokie Valley Symphony 




Email: Evanston Music Club at [email protected]