Celebrating 75 years of

The Musical Merit Foundation

The Musical Merit Foundation is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2021!

Stay tuned for updated information on our 2021 Auditions and our 75th Anniversary celebration later this year.

If you are a former or current protege and you would like to provide a performance video for our website, please contact us! 


2021 Scholarship Audition Regulations are now available (virtual) and the 75th Anniversary celebrations.

Interested in financially supporting our mission? 

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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.

April Protégé feature:

Frank Almond

Our 1st Protégé for April is violinist

Frank Almond.

Frank is a 3-time award winner in our annual auditions. 

He had a very unusual experience with his Stradivarius violin which made international headlines!

Check out his website to hear recordings and get more information on his career.

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