Mueller Scholarships 

The Santa Cruz Symphony is proud to support aspiring young musicians learning their craft. Established through the foresight of the late Ruth B. Mueller, the Mueller Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to needy and deserving musicians under the age of 18 who live in Santa Cruz County. Scholarships may be used directly to subsidize private lessons, tuition for local youth performance ensembles, and camperships. 


Applicants must be residents of Santa Cruz County, be entering middle or high school for 2019-2020 school year, be working with a private teacher if applying for private lessons or have applied and been accepted to an ensemble or camp. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Teacher recommendations are required for all applications.

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February 1

April 1

April 15

Application period opens

Application period closes

Notification of scholarship awards

Awards are for the following summer and school year, June 1 - May 31.  The application form will be available February 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.

Annual Mueller Scholar Showcase Recital

Following the successful first Mueller Scholar Recital, we will be hosting our second annual recital on Apr 26, 2020 at the Samper Recital Hall at 2 pm. The recital is free, seating on a first-come first-serve basis.

We hope you will come and hear some of the 22 scholarship recipients for 2019-20!