Arts plus scholarships.

Arts+ offers a variety of scholarships for outstanding students in our private lesson division. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and determined by external and independent professional music educators. Scholarships are awarded to young children through high school students, based on the recommendations of the adjudicators.

Audition for a Scholarship

Our scholarship auditions take place each spring for the following school year. For Arts+ music students, Merit Scholarship applications are due to the Director of Music Programs in the spring. Applications are available only from Arts+ music instructors, and completed application packets must include an instructor letter of recommendation. Please see your instructor for more details.

2021–22 Merit Scholarships and Winners

Mary H. (Lib) McNeely Scholarship
Brandon Lauren, piano

David J. Heath Memorial Scholarship
David Karpov, violin

Southminster Scholarship
Stefan Nazaruk, violin

The Willie Hudson Memorial Scholarship
McKenzie McKnight, piano

Arts+ Exemplary Musician Scholarship
Constantine Rybak, cello

Arts+ Outstanding Musician Scholarship
Zeke Martin, harp

The Charlotte Music Club Outstanding Young Musician Scholarship
Saiya Larsen, violin

Provide a Scholarship

If you would like to provide a scholarship for an outstanding student through either a multi-year annual contribution or a permanent endowment, please contact Associate Executive Director Stephanie Stenglein at or 704.887.0298.