MED/PED Major Scholarships

GCMTA Music Education/Pedagogy (MED/PED) Major Scholarships

Since GCMTA defines its purposes as “the advancement of music education” and “to facilitate the education of music teachers,” we have established a scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Eligible applicants will be high school seniors who will pursue a Bachelor of Music Education or Pedagogy. Application can be found here.


  1. Applicant must be a high school senior who has been accepted as a music major in education or pedagogy and is entering that particular program in the upcoming year. The higher education institution must have the ability to graduate students with a Bachelor’s degree in music education or pedagogy. Verification of acceptance to the accredited music education school must be submitted with the application. 
  2. Applicant must be the student and/or child of a GCMTA teacher in good standing for the current year.
  3. Applicant must have participated in at least one GCMTA adjudicated performance event in the previous twelve months (i.e. Auditions, Music Day, Federated Festival), and must submit a copy of the adjudicator’s comment sheet to the MED/PED Scholarship Committee.
  4. Applicant must submit the URL of an online video with applicant performing any repertoire on his/her chosen instrument not to exceed 10 minutes.  Memorization is not required. 
  5. Applicant must complete and submit the MED/PED Scholarship application to the Chair by the deadline of May 1.
  6. Applicant must submit a 350 word or less essay describing why music education or pedagogy is an important career path to pursue. 
  7. Applicant must provide the name and email address of his/her music teacher willing to write a recommendation for the applicant.  He/she will be contacted to submit a recommendation for the applicant.