The application is now closed for 2020. Good luck to all those that applied. Please read about and listen to our winners on our Music Awards page on this website.
Thank you!!

Ridgewood Choral auditions to be judged by former scholarship winners

Auditions for the Ridgewood Choral’s Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award of $2,500 and the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award of $1,200 were held on March 7, at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood.

The scholarship recipients will be the guest soloists at the Choral’s Spring Concert on April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood.

Many thanks to our 2020 judges. Among the judges were two former Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award winners, cellist Emma Schmiedecke, 2008 and pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia, 2004. Lisa Plasse, a vocalist and flutist who is the founder and director of From the Top Music Studio in Midland Park rounded out the judging team.

Please visit our Music Awards page for more information of this year’s winners and judges:

To apply, please fill out application on the bottom of this page between February 8-22, 2020

2020 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award ($2,500) The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award ($1,200) Application:

Applications are accepted between Saturday, February 8, 2020 until Friday, February 22, 2020. Only the first 12 applications received from high school seniors will be asked to audition. 

Auditions times will be between 8:30am to 11:45am on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Location: Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ.

Audition Requirements:

  • To be eligible, you must be a high school senior in a county where we have members currently living – currently, Passaic or Bergen County, NJ, and Rockland County, NY – and intend to continue your musical education at an institute of higher learning.
  • Applicants chosen to audition will be notified by email and will receive an audition time that will not be changed.
  • The audition must be performed live in front of the judges.
  • Be prepared to perform two or three brief selections, no more than 10 minutes total. These should demonstrate your musical ability and versatility.
  • If you need an accompanist, you must arrange for the accompanist to be present with you at the audition.
  • The award winner(s) will be a guest soloist(s) at the Ridgewood Choral’s Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
  • The audition is an agreement to this commitment.

Thank you for submitting your application.