Linda and Harold Reiersen Memorial Scholarship

RCS has been awarding vocal scholarships of up to $1,000 to graduating high school seniors since 1992. To continue this tradition, we ask our community’s music teachers, vocal coaches, and/or choir directors to nominate a worthy candidate for our award.

To apply, a candidate must be:

  • A resident of Staten Island
  • A senior in good academic standing who has applied to and plans to attend an institute of higher education and will continue their studies in voice
  • A participant in their school’s vocal music program: Chorus, soloist with an instrumental ensemble, SING, theater performance, or a known participant in community theater or church/synagogue choir

The candidate will be asked to submit a resume along with the attached application by Monday, March 18th, and a copy of their musical selection for an informal audition. They will have the opportunity to choose and prepare a piece to sing with the expert coaching of RCS’s music director, Marina Alexander on Monday, April 15th.

The winning candidate will receive the award and perform at the upcoming RCS spring concert on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, 8 PM at the Church of St. Clare in Great Kills.

Vocal Training and Voice Experience (Please attach resume)

For Audition:

  • The candidate will perform a selection from the classical vocal repertoire (opera, operetta, art songs, oratorio, Gilbert and Sullivan).
  • A copy of the musical selection must be submitted with this application for our accompanist.
  • Audition date: Monday, April 15th
  • Applicants will be notified with their audition location and time.

Scholarship Application

Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 10 MB.