Alfred Savia Distinguished Young Artist Award

Annual scholarship created by Lea Veazey and Neal Franklin on behalf of supporters of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Award recognizes the 25 year tenure of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director by awarding a scholarship to an outstanding member of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (EPYO).  The scholarship is designed to aid musicians pursuing college training in a music field.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) who have participated in the EPYO for at least one year prior to applying for this scholarship.  Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in music (performance, education, therapy, etc.) at an accredited college or university.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on documented involvement with the EPYO, including number of rehearsals attended and concerts performed, applicant’s number of years of study with his/her instrument or music discipline, quality of applicant’s performances with the EPYO, academic performance, and letters of reference.

Supplemental Requirements

  • No less than one letter of reference from applicant’s music instructor or other musician.
  • Documentation showing the applicant’s involvement with the EPYO.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 20, 2021

Application Access Code


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