Scholarship General Information

13 March 2020:  The SBMC Scholarship auditions for 2020 are being POSTPONED, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will reassess the situation in mid-April with the goal of setting a new audition date.
For many years, the Santa Barbara Music Club Scholarships have provided support to deserving instrumental and vocal music students from Santa Barbara County. The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our donors who wish to provide aid and encouragement to outstanding music students from local schools and teaching studios that show promise of becoming our future soloists, orchestral musicians, opera singers, and other music professionals. Success stories from past scholarship winners testify to the importance of this support and vote of confidence in these formative stages of their careers. Residence Eligibility: Scholarship eligibility is limited to those whose permanent address is in Santa Barbara County. Applicants coming from outside the county to attend college in Santa Barbara County are not eligible. Applicants must currently be studying in, or have graduated from, pre-college schools within the Santa Barbara County, including home schooling. P.O. Box addresses on the application form are not acceptable.

Scholarship Application

> The 2020 application can be found here. NOTE: Please save this file to your drive and fill it out from there using Acrobat Reader. You will NOT be able to fill out the form from your browser. You can download Acrobat Reader here. Note: Application packages must be postmarked no later than SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020. For more information, please email

2019 Scholarship Winners

William Ramsay Memorial Scholarship

  • Rhyan Shweyk, age 13, piano

Ellen Reidel Memorial Scholarship

  • Holly Hadsall, age 14, piano
  • Noelle Hadsall, age 10, piano

Nathan Rundlett Memorial Vocal Scholarship

  • Hannah Sugano, age 17, soprano

Emil Torick Memorial Scholarship

  • Andrew Choi, age 15, violin
  • Jacob Kim Sherman, age 17, piano
  • Joseph Malvinni, age 11, guitar

Santa Barbara Music Club Scholarship

  • Zephan Bornfreund, age 15, violin
  • Emma Brown, age 15, flute
  • Nazani Cassidy, age 16 cello
  • Charlotte Choi, age 12, cello
  • Theo Claus-Wheeler, age 20, guitar
  • Kate Dalforno, age 17, violin
  • Angdrew Gange, age 17, tenor
  • Nathanial Hadsall, age 12, piano
  • Audrey Harmand, age 14, piano
  • Isabelle Kim-Sherman, 14, violin
  • Caroline-Ann Luce, 16, piano
  • Sofia Malvinni, age 14, violin
  • Evelina McGary, age 18, piano
  • Cindy Barthel-Morgenstern, age 15, mezzo
  • Christopher Carmona, age 16, baritone
  • Vincent Lertchareonyong, age 16, piano
  • Nicola Parker, age 15, flute
  • Mariana Rodriguez, age 15, cello
  • Ilana Shapiro, age 19, flute
  • Zeyn Shweyk, age 14, piano
  • Barbara Uzun, age 15, violin
  • Princess Walker, age 16, soprano
  • Aidan Woodruff, age 14, cello
  • Henry Woodruff, age 11, piano
  • Junia Work, age 19, violin