The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards a total of over $50,000 annually to young musicians to be used for further musical education.

The competition began in 1922, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Schubert Club. It started modestly with three winners representing the categories of voice, violin, and piano. The competition has since grown to fourteen different categories with two cash prizes awarded for each category – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education. The winners of each category are also invited to perform in the annual Winners Recital.

The Competition is named in memory of Bruce P. Carlson, Executive Director of Schubert Club from 1968 to 2006.

Applicants must be a resident or enrolled in a learning institution within the 5-state region (MN, WI, SD, ND or IA).

Piano Application

Guitar Application

Video Link Submission Forms

Guitar Video Link Submission

Piano Video Link Submission

2020 Digital Competition Dates

Applications Open: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020

Video Submission Deadline: May 1

Winners Announced: Week of May 25

2020 Digital Competition Rules

Competition Rules Digital 2020 (pdf)

Piano Rules Digital 2020 (pdf)