Scholarship Competition

Preliminary Auditions: March 2, 2019, 9am to 3pm – Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, Lansing, MI (individual audition times will be scheduled between 9am and 3pm)

Finalist Gala Recital: March 17, 2019, 6pm – Cook Recital Hall, MSU campus

Registration Fee – $40

The History

Ethel J. Armeling

For the past five years, the Steiner Chorale, which has embraced the power of excellent music since its formation in 1968, has provided an opportunity to aspiring young people by sponsoring an annual Vocal Scholarship Competition. This event draws high school-aged students from music programs from all school districts across the state of Michigan and both recognizes and financially rewards the most talented among them.

As of the 2014 season, our Vocal Scholarship Competition has been renamed the Ethel J. Armeling Vocal Scholarship Competition, in honor of this most distinguished voice teacher (Professor Emeritus, MSU), who has been such an inspiration to students of vocal music for so many years. The Steiner Chorale greatly relies on donations we receive from individuals, businesses and organizations like yours to make this a truly successful and lasting annual event.


2018 Scholarship Recipients

First Place: Ryan Blankenburg
Second Place: Emma Pischea
Third Place: Natalie Corrigan

2017 Finals 

To all contestants:

  • Bring 1 set of scores to each day of competition
  • Mail your $40 registration fee to: The Steiner Chorale, PO Box 22138, Lansing, MI 48909