Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement
Presidential Scholarships for Distinguished Achievement recognize up to twenty first-year students who possess exceptional talents in art, dance, debate, music, and theatre. These $16,000 renewable scholarships are awarded on the basis of application, audition and interview. Preference is given to applications received by November 15. For more information and application forms, click here.
Application Procedure for Individual Instruction Fee Scholarships
Those students who feel they have a need and would like to apply for a scholarship to cover or partially cover their individual instruction fee should fill out the application. This should be returned by May 1 for consideration of both the following year’s semesters. Freshmen and those students abroad may submit an application at the beginning of the fall semester for the year’s consideration by the Friday following Labor Day.
The Giles-Harris Music Competitions
Occurring each February, the Giles-Harris Music Competitions honor former esteemed piano faculty members Lucille Harris and Christopher Giles and offer Wake Forest student musicians the chance to perform and compete for cash prizes. Invited guest judges from among the region’s finest musicians choose the winning performances in both voice/instrumental and piano divisions. All Wake Forest students enrolled in individual instruction on any instrument or voice type and regardless of their major are eligible to enter the Competitions with their instructor’s permission.
For more information and history about the Giles-Harris Competitions, as well as entry forms, see The Giles-Harris Competitions page.
The Boteler Prize for the Pursuit of Excellence in Music
This prize is awarded annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate music students to pursue individual projects to advance their musical education. Eligible music majors and minors are nominated by individual faculty to submit proposals for the prize each spring. The award was established in memory of Louise Cochrane Boteler (’75), who pursued a career in choral music education following graduation.
The Christian Cappelluti Prize
This prize is awarded to one or more students demonstrating outstanding musical merit and promise. Students at any level, including incoming first-year students, may be nominated by a faculty member, with awards made upon a vote of the full music faculty. The award is named in memory of Wake Forest graduate Christian Cappelluti (’97), who died unexpectedly at the age of 22.