Music Scholarships

New students do NOT need to apply for these scholarships beyond applying for admission and auditioning. These scholarships will automatically be awarded by the Crane faculty in consultation with the Financial Aid Office, depending on the criteria for each award, to the most qualified new and continuing students. 

Contact the Financial Aid Office for questions about other kinds of awards (such as academic scholarships) and aid.


Alice Aaness Scholarship
Awarded to full-time sophomore students pursuing a degree in music with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. This award may be renewed for two additional years as long as the 3.0 average is maintained.

Alan E. Adams '61 Scholarship
Awarded to a junior Voice student in The Crane School of Music who has demonstrated superior artistry and technical skill in their area of performance.

James Autenrith Scholarship
Awarded to a student who plans a career in church music or is an organ major at The Crane School of Music.

Chuck & Claudia Thomas Ayer Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman with a declared major in the School of Arts & Sciences or in The Crane School of Music.

Curtis S. & Irma B. Bailey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to worthy and promising undergraduate students enrolled in The Crane School of Music.

Elizabeth and Maurice Baritaud Scholarship
Awarded to a freshman or sophomore string student at The Crane School of Music.

George W. Blaha Award
Awarded to the outstanding junior voice major from The Crane School of Music at Spring Honors Convocation.

Horace and Genevieve Bowman Scholarship
Awarded to worthy and deserving recipient voice major students. This award may be renewed for three additional years.

Malcolm and Sylvia Rury Boyce Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in Music Education or Performance who exhibits exceptional musical talent and growth potential.

Anna Pease Breaky Scholarship
Awarded to piano students at The Crane School of Music.

Charlene Knapp Carey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student from Beacon, NY, who demonstrates financial need and has participated in extracurricular activities. This award may be renewed for up to three additional years as long as the student remains in good academic standing.

Virginia Rose Cayey Scholarship
Awarded to students with substantial performance skill and teaching potential who lack the financial resources to attend college. Students must have successfully completed the freshman year.

Helen Snell Cheel Scholarship
Awarded to full-time graduate students with proven musical ability and financial need.

Oscar Cohen Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering freshman or transfer student who has declared a major or minor in the Business of Music program. The student must be an active participant in MADSTOP records.

Cole Family Scholarship
Student must be a music major in The Crane School of Music, with first preference given to a student with a disability, second preference to a student with a Special Education/Music Concentration, or finally a Crane student with high financial need.

Ken Cottrell Outstanding Human Award
Awarded annually to two music major students (one male and one female) in their sophomore or junior year who will be enrolled at SUNY Potsdam for at least one more year of study. Eligible students will exhibit generosity of spirit and a positive attitude toward their own growth and the growth of other individuals and a willingness to support and encourage others in their own pursuit of excellence.

Kenneth C. Cottrell Award
Awarded at the Honors Convocation to full-time students pursuing a degree in music education. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Crane Centennial Scholarship
Available to any student attending The Crane School of Music

Crane Faculty/Spencer Scholarship
Awarded to musically talented students at The Crane School of Music.

Julia E. Crane Scholarship
Awarded to students of The Crane School of Music preparing to be public school teachers.

Crane Youth Music Schaberg Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding music student entering The Crane School of Music who had attended CYM at least one year. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains in good academic standing as defined by the College and The Crane School of Music.

D'Addario Family Scholarship for Music Education
Awarded to a freshman Music Education student entering the Crane School of Music.

Cassie Davino Memorial Scholarship
Recipients shall be sophomore voice majors, selected by The Crane School of Music Voice Faculty.

Rocque F. Dominick Memorial Scholarship
Two awards given, one to a senior judged to be the outstanding clarinetist in the graduating class and who has upheld the ideals of The Crane School of Music. The second award will be used to recruit an incoming clarinetist.

Mary E. English Scholarship
Given to deserving music education and/or string majors.

Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet
Awarded to students at The Crane School of Music, who are declared Brass majors. Recipients are selected annually by the Brass Faculty based on auditions.

Marian Lee Frazier Class of 1940 and Lulu M. Lee Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education, Music Education or Music.

Calvin C. Gage Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student pursuing a music education degree at The Crane School of Music. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, reside in New York State, and exhibit a potential to become a successful music educator.

Olive D. Goodrich Memorial Award
Awarded to a student with outstanding academic achievement and who has, in the opinion of the music faculty, best fulfilled the ideals of The Crane School of Music. Preference is to be given to a qualified student who is an outstanding vocalist.

Rose L. Greenblatt Award
Awarded to a full-time matriculated, undergraduate student studying piano as his or her major at The Crane School of Music, who in the opinion of the faculty has made the greatest progress as a piano student.

Norman Halprin Scholarship
Awarded to a student at The Crane School of Music who attended Franklin Academy.

Jessie B. Harman Scholarship
Awarded to a student in The Crane School of Music who is in need of financial assistance.

Helen M. Hosmer Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming first-year student for four semesters based on musicianship, scholarship, personality, recommendations, and evidence of superior potential as a music educator.

Mary Lou Hultberg String Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding string students at The Crane School of Music.

Warren Earl Hultberg Scholarship
Awarded to students in the graduate music program at The Crane School of Music.

Lucille B. Jackson '51 Scholarship
Recipient shall be from Long Island and a string major (or alternately any music major) in The Crane School of Music.

Alma Maltzan Jaquay Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming student who has declared a music education and voice major. The successful candidate needs to possess above average proficiency in piano/ keyboard and intends to teach in New York State. Preference shall be given to a student(s) from Central or Southern Tier New York counties.

Jeff Kimball Memorial Alley Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a junior enrolled in The Crane School of Music who has declared a major in Percussion. The recipient must exhibit a passion for music, and qualities Jeffery possessed such as kindness, compassion, enthusiasm and a love for life and others. The student shall also be in good academic standing and preference will be given to students who exhibit financial need.

Harry Kobialka Memorial Award
Awarded to a string student who has achieved junior status and who, in the opinion of the string faculty, best exemplifies the traits and characteristics of good musicianship, scholarship and service to the College and community. To be given at Honors Convocation.

Mary Lou and Johannes Koulman Scholarship
Awarded to students attending The Crane School of Music, with preference to oboe students.

Althea Kraker Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a talented flute student at The Crane School of Music.

Mary Repazy Kuracina Scholarship
Awarded to a student who meets all the following criteria: must be a Crane School of Music student; must demonstrate financial need as determined by the College's Office of Financial Aid, must be, and remain, in good academic standing. All music students who have financial need are to be eligible for consideration, regardless of where they are from or what area of music they have chosen to study at The Crane School of Music.

Ludwig Scholarship
Awarded to the most capable percussion student as identified by the Dean of The Crane School of Music.

Gordon Mathie Scholarship
Awarded to incoming trumpet players who have demonstrated the greatest ability and potential.

McMenamin Scholarship
Awarded to assist needy and worthy students in attendance at The Crane School of Music.

Peggy Peach Scholarship
Awarded to an entering Crane School of Music student (either a first year or transfer student) with financial need as determined by the College's Financial Aid Office. Demonstrated high level of musicianship and have the potential of becoming an outstanding teacher and/or performer.

Dr. Dominga J. Portugal Music and Business Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior music major who has been admitted to a graduate business program. Recipient will be selected by the Scholarship and Awards Committee of the Crane Institute for Music Business Faculty Associates.

Presser Award
Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music. Award will be made at the end of the student's junior year.

Reinert Scholarship
Awarded to a voice or bassoon major.

John & Ann Schorge Trumpet Scholarship
Awarded to a junior Music Education student majoring in Trumpet in The Crane School of Music. Selected by the Trumpet Faculty.

Rita Itkin Schwartz Class of 1958 Crane School of Music Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming student from New York City, NY with a declared major in The Crane School of Music.

Selmer Scholarship
Awarded to the most capable brass or woodwind major as selected by the Dean of The Crane School of Music.

Anna G. Shepherd Scholarship
Awarded to a student at The Crane School of Music chosen by the Dean.

Elizabeth Panzner Shulman '48 Award
The award shall be granted to a choral or instrumental student enrolled in The Crane School of Music who possesses the ability to read music and also the ability to play by ear or improvise. The award will be given each year to a graduating senior at the end of the academic year.

Sara Merrick Snell Scholarship
Awarded to a student at The Crane School of Music, who is the daughter of a Crane graduate, providing the individual is qualified from the standpoint of scholarship and financial need.

St. Lawrence River Patrons of the Arts Scholarship
Music recipients should have musical ability and potential, but lack the adequate financial resources to attend college. Academic record and GPA will not be the primary determining factor. Awarded to students who reside in Central and Northern New York.

Peter & Veronica Frech '63 Trinkle Scholarship
Awarded to an entering freshman student who has graduated from a Nassau or Suffolk County high school, and who has declared a Music Education major in The Crane School of Music.

Judith H. Tyra Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding students at The Crane School of Music who are excellent musicians, scholars, and contributors to Crane. Awarded at the end of the sophomore year.

Susan Smykla Udell '57 Scholarship
Awarded annually to a junior music major who has shown proficiency as a piano accompanist, based on excellence in technique, musicality, sensitivity to ensemble and collaborative attitude.

The Robert Washburn Fund
The award shall be applied as support for a Crane student desiring to travel abroad for an international experience in music. The recipient will be chosen each spring, for travel the following academic year.

Wardell Scholarship
Available to students in The Crane School of Music.

Nancy Murchie Wustman Memorial Scholarship
The recipient will be chosen by the voice faculty of The Crane School of Music. Eligible candidates must be an entering freshman voice major with outstanding talent and demonstrated financial need. One-time award for the student's freshman year.

Yamaha Wind and Percussion Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors based on musical and academic performance. The scholarship will be awarded annually, alternating between a wind and a percussion player.