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Scholarship Auditions week is here!
Semi-Finals and Finals May 24 & 25
Awards Concert May 26

Please join us for the Awards Concert
Sunday May 26, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church
2111 Camino del Rio South
San Diego CA 92108
Open seating, no ticket needed

Or join us HERE for the livestream

Meet our 2024 Semi-Finals / Finals Judges:
(click here                 for their bios and pics):

Dr. Katharin Rundus
Dr. Corey Trahan

Dr. Alexander Zhu
Dr. Irene Peery-Fox

Dr. Mary Karen Clardy
Dr. Sophie Webber
Dr. Michael DiBarry

Meet our 2024 Preliminary Judges:

(click here                 for their bios and pics):

Dr. Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Dr. Stephanie Sadownik
Megan Durham

Dr. Josh Wright
Dr. Natasha Kislenko
Dr. Ariane Alexander

Dr. Albie Micklich
Julia Bushkova
Ayrton Pisco

Click here to meet our 2023 winners

Click here to view the 2023 Awards Concert

Click here for the program

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

2023 Musical Merit Winners
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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.

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