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Bonnie Cummins Fielder Grant for Career Advancement

Grants to Texas Early Career Vocalists
to Pursue a Professional Singing Career in Classical Music

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wednesday Morning Music Club of Austin, Texas

Deadline Date:

11/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $12,000 to Texas young adults seeking professional singing careers in classical music. The purpose of funding is to assist young singers, ages 22 to 32, as they incur expenses while in pursuit of a professional vocal career.

Applicants must provide three musical selections chosen from the following categories: Arias, Art Songs, Lieder, Song Cycles, and/or Oratorio. All songs must be performed in the original key and language, and they must be accompanied by piano only, not orchestra. One selection must be in English, and one must be an opera aria in a foreign language.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150102

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total grant money of up to $12,000 may be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Austin WMMC Fielder Career Advancement Grant, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a Texas resident between the ages of 22 and 32 (as of November 1, 2018), fully prepared for a professional vocal career, and not under professional management.

Pre-Application Information:

The next Fielder Grant competition will take place in March, 2019. Live auditions will take place on March 20 in Austin.

To enter the competition, submit an application by November 1, 2018. Finalists will be notified via email on or about January 15, 2019. Finalists will be required to appear in Austin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 for live auditions. Final selection of winners will be made at that time.

A CD recording of the applicant's voice must include three selections of contrasting styles and languages. Two recommendations must be provided with the application, as well as a non-refundable application fee of $35.00.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send completed application and supporting materials in a single packet to:
Marcia Edwards
2203 Meadowbrook Dr.
Austin, TX 78703-2235
Phone: 512-478-2481

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas