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Preliminaries: May 24 

Semi-Finals: May 26 (includes returning semi- finalists)

Award Allocation Round: May 27 (finals)

Awards Concert: May 28

meet our 2022 protégés!

This year's Musical Merit Scholarship Auditions were a huge success! Over $115,000 in scholarships were awarded to a group of stellar young musicians thanks in part to the generosity of the community.


If you would like to contribute to next year's scholarship award fund, click the "Donate" button below. All donations go directly to help support our protégés in their musical endeavors. 

Join us on April 16th for organist Thomas Mellan

view past awards concerts and protégé recitals on our 
Musical Merit YouTube Channel.

Got Questions?
You can call or text (619) 752-4741 or email us at

Since 1946, the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego has held a yearly competition

for instrumentalists and vocalists.

Competition winners (protégés) have demonstrated extraordinary education, prodigious talent, and skill.

Many of our protégés are currently studying in prestigious universities and conservatories,

or performing professionally in symphonies and opera companies throughout the world.

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