AWARD APPLICATION


Applications will be accepted ONLY

between February 1-13, 2021

Fill out application which will be posted

on the bottom of this page, starting on February 1st, 2021


2021 Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award ($2,000) The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award ($1,000) Application:

The Ridgewood Choral will be offering our two annual Music Awards – the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award and the Florence Reinauer Memorial Music Award – even though we have cancelled our 2021 Spring Concert. Instead of live auditions, we will be asking candidates who have applied online in the first two weeks of February, to send us video recordings of their audition music. Our panel of judges will decide the winners on March 6th.  The winners will then be notified and will receive forthwith $1,000 and $2,000 respectively. We will also give them publicity in the press and on our website, with a link to their music, if they so wish.

Applications are accepted between Monday, February 1, 2021 until Saturday, February 13, 2021. Only the first 12 applications received from high school seniors will be considered. 

Application 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 who have applied online in the first two weeks of February, will be asked to send video recordings of their audition music.
  • Please video record two or three brief selections, no more than 10 minutes total. These recordings should demonstrate your musical ability and versatility.
  • The recordings will  .

Thank you for submitting your application.

The Ridgewood Choral Inc.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing you!!

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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: http://ridgewoodchoral.org/music-awards/