The Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, held each spring, awards approximately $50,000 annually to young musicians. (An additional $10,000 is given away in other scholarship and grant programs.) Two cash prizes in each age and instrument category are awarded – $2000 and $1500 – to be used for further musical education. The Competition is named in memory of Bruce P. Carlson, executive director of The Schubert Club from 1968 to 2006.

91st Annual Schubert Club Scholarship Competition
Preliminaries:   Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Macalester College in St. Paul
Finals:  March 29, 2014 at Landmark Center in St. Paul

Applications Deadline: January 13, 2014

Participants can download and mail, or electronically submit an application. Please read all the information carefully. Applications must be received complete with all required information and one $45 (per contestant) application fee. Payments and applications can be mailed to The Schubert Club offices or online with payment through PayPal. Deadline for receipt of applications and payment is Monday, January 13, 2014.

Incomplete applications, even if submitted by the deadline, will not be accepted. Some categories may fill up and be closed prior to the application deadline. Applicants will receive an email acknowledgment within a week of submitting their application.

New for 2014!
A Graduate Strings division has been added for string players ages 24-27.


To apply, first you must read all the rules and then you can either apply online or by downloading and mailing in a paper application. 

2014 Rules (pdf downloads)

2014 Mail-in Applications (pdf downloads)

2014 Online Applications


More information available here


  • Hokyong Choi says:


    My name is Hokyong Choi, a graduate pianist studying in Boston now. I just found about the schubert club competition, and already the competition is just passed. I am wondering when the competition will be held again. Does it happen next year or two years later from now?
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you for your help.


    • Tessa Retterath Jones says:

      Hi Hokyong, I apologize for the delay in response. Kate Cooper, our Competition should have gotten in touch with you, but if not, please feel free to contact her directly at 651.292.3266. The Competition happens annually. We’ll keep our website up-to-date with deadlines and dates for next year once they have been confirmed. Typically, the application deadline is in January each year. Thanks!