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Annual High School Music Scholarship Competition Guidelines

Competition Information:

This application must be received no later than May 31st, 2024
The Event is Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 1:00 P.M.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, 3901 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Scholarship Information:
First Place Award:
$1000.00 Second Place Award: $750.00 Third Place Award: $550.00

Fee is nonrefundable

Competition Guidelines

  1. The music performed is to be selected from published vocal or instrumental music in either a
    Contemporary (i.e., rhythm and blues, Broadway, jazz, etc.) or Classical. No Gospel, Spoken Word, or Rap.

  2. Performance should not exceed six (6) minutes.

  3. The applicant is responsible for providing his/her accompaniment (Live or Electronic). However, if you will require assistance locating an accompanist or if you will be using electronic accompaniment, please indicate this on your application.

  4. Once your selection is submitted, it cannot be changed.

  5. Music must be performed from memory.

  6. Contestants must be dressed in either concert attire, formal attire representing your ethnic culture,
    or choose one of the following:

    • Dress/Skirt - Hems and/or slits must be no higher than the knee

    • Blouse/Top - Must be waist length with a business-appropriate neckline

    • Suit or Sportcoat w/dress pants (no jeans), shirt and tie

    • Closed or open-toe dress shoes. No boots, slides, or athletic shoes

  7. Previous First Prize winners are not eligible to compete again.

  8. Education Requirement: Applicants must be enrolled in high school and in good academic
    standing (i.e., 2.5 GPA or higher).

  9. Educational Goals: Applicants must plan to continue formal education upon high school completion. (NOTE: Seniors should have proof of acceptance to either a two-year or four-year

  10. Application: Applicants must complete the enclosed official Application Form, which a parent or a guardian must sign. 

  11. Application Fee: A non-refundable $10 application fee payable to G.L.A.M., Inc., NANM, is required.
    Note: Paypal (Credit Card/Debit Card), Zelle, and Checks are accepted.


  12. The applicant and the parent or guardian must complete and sign a Photograph, Audio & Video Release (PAVR) Form.

  13. First, second, and third place winners are required to be available to perform a musical selection of choice in the Spotlight on Youth Talent Showcase Concert on Sunday, December 15, 2024

  14. The completed Application Form, the Photograph, Audio, and Video Release Form, and the Application fee MUST BE RECEIVED by the Scholarship Committee by May 31st, 2024 - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Photo, Audio, and Video Release Information


I hereby grant to Georgia Laster Association of Musicians, Inc. and their affiliates permission to the rights of my
image, likeness, and sound of my voice as documented on audio and/or video media without monetary or any
other type of consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, and/or
distributed and I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product in which my likeness appears.


Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image,
likeness, and/or recording (either audio or video). I also understand that this material may be used in various
publicity settings within an unrestricted geographic area.

Photographic, audio, and/or video media may be used for the following purposes:

  • Conference presentation

  • Publicity presentations

  • Informational presentations

  • Online publicity requirements

By signing this release, I understand this permission means that photographic, audio, and/or video recordings
of me may be electronically displayed online or in a public setting.
I will be consulted about the use of photographs, audio, and/or video recordings for any purpose(s) other than
the ones listed above.

There is no time limit on the validity of this release, nor is there any geographic limitation on where the
materials specified in this document may be used and distributed.
This release applies to photographic, audio, and video recordings collected as part of the kinds of media used
relative to this document only.

By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the terms of this
release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby dismiss any claims against any person(s) or
organization(s) utilizing this material for publicity.

Competition Registration & Release Form

Competition Discipline: (Check Only One)
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Thanks for registering to our event. We'll see you there!

For questions or information, please call: (310) 963-9418.

The Georgia Laster Association of Musicians, Inc. acknowledges, with profound gratitude, the generous contributions made to the GLB Scholarship Fund by the BEEM Foundation and The Bette Cox Scholarship Fund.

The G.L.A.M., Inc. Scholarship Committee reserves the right to disqualify any contestant deemed not to have satisfied the above guidelines set forth.

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