Our Mission

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The Wilkinson Young Singers Fund (WYSF) is a scholarship fund established in 2020 to honor the memory and legacy of the prolific baritone, teacher, and musician Donald R. Wilkinson (1961–2018). Established under the auspices of The Boston Camerata, we have now formed our own Massachusetts-based organization, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The goal of the Fund is to provide financial support for classically trained singers between the ages of 21 and 35 who live in the Boston area and are pursuing a professional career in music. Two prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded in May 2022 to two gifted singers who apply to the Fund by submitting a written application along with a video audition by April 1, 2022. Candidates should demonstrate strong musicianship, versatility of repertoire, a commitment to engage the community with their music, and the determination to make a career in music. For requirements, please see the application page.