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2022

Application Guidelines

Two financial awards, of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively, will be presented in May 2022. The deadline to apply for an award is midnight ET on April 1, 2022. The application process is open to all singers between the ages of 21 and 35 who reside in the Boston area and are striving to make a career in music. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply.

Applicants must submit the following to info@wilkinsonfund.org in one email:

A current résumé and headshot

Including address and phone number

An artistic/community engagement statement

What are your artistic goals? In what ways has your singing had an impact on your community in the past or present? How do you envision your music contributing to your community in the future? Maximum length: 400 words

Two video performances

Totaling no longer than 10 minutes, the two performances must be representative of your current abilities and no more than one year old. (Videos may be links or video files.) One selection must be in the classical style (i.e., opera, oratorio or art song). In order to display range and versatility, the second selection should be in a contrasting style (i.e., musical theater, the ‘‘modern” American songbook, or jazz). One of the pieces must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.

The WYSF Board of Directors will review all applications and select the awardees. All decisions made by the Board are final, including the decision not to make an award. Submission of an application does not guarantee receipt of an award. The winners of this year’s awards will be notified by May 31, 2022.