CORVALLIS - Applications are available for the Lillian and Paul Petri Music Study Scholarships, which award a total of $12,500 to two Oregon musicians.

Applicants must be 21 to 35 years old and specialize on piano, organ, harpsichord, voice or orchestral instruments in the European art music tradition. The scholarships are intended to provide the means for broadening the scope of a musician's present training.

Auditions will be held March 14-15 in the Walker Recital Hall in Benton Hall at Oregon State University. Selection will be based on applicants' solo performance at the audition and their future professional plans.

The Petri Scholarships are administered by the Benton County Foundation. The original scholarship was established through the estate of Paul Petri, professor of music and head of the OSU Department of Music from 1923-47, and his wife Lillian. Since its inception in 1962, awards have been granted to 20 top Oregon musicians.

Portland pianist Maria Choban and Corvallis violist Andrew Duckles were the 1996 first-place and second-place recipients. The scholarship provides the first place winner with $7,500 and second place winner with $5,000.

Applications, which must be postmarked on or before Jan. 16, are available by writing to Marge Victor, auditions coordinator, Department of Music, Benton 101, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 97331-2502 or by calling 541-737-4061.


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OSU Department of Music, 541-737-4061