The deadline for the Alby Rose Marching Band Scholarship is August 15. All other scholarship applications are due March 1.

Alby Rose Marching Band Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming NC State freshman. Applicants must complete the scholarship application, provide three letters of recommendation, submit a video link of a musical performance and compose an essay on student leadership and its importance to the marching band. The three letters must include one from the student’s high school band director, one from a local community leader and one from another musician in the local community. Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Curtis R. Craver, Jr. Clarinet Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500 per semester

One scholarship per semester awarded to the first chair clarinetist in the NC State Wind Ensemble. Open to any B-flat clarinet player enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at NC State. Awarded for student’s musical accomplishments, character, leadership ability, and academic standing. An audition before the Wind Ensemble director is required of all qualified students.

I.T.G./Norma Ausley Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Awarded to a full-time student having completed 24 credits. This student must be a North Carolina citizen and demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA for the school year and NC State institutional financial aid forms. The student must interview and pass an audition judged by a committee consisting of at least three (3) Music faculty. The recipient must participate in a departmental performance ensemble or be enrolled in the Music Minor – Performance Emphasis, and maintain good academic standing each semester in which scholarship funds are awarded.

Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Toni Christine Masini Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $5,000

Toni Christine Masini

Toni Christine Masini

This memorial scholarship was established to preserve the memory of Toni Christine Masini as a young woman with exceptional leadership skills and a ‘Commitment to Excellence’ through God, family, friends, academics and music. This scholarship was set up to acknowledge, in particular, her involvement in the Department of Music at North Carolina State University as a participant in the North Carolina State University Marching Band and various other performance ensembles, as a solo performer, A.J. Fletcher Music Scholarship winner and as a practicing musician dedicated to continuous musical growth. Toni Christine (pictured right) was a rising senior at the time of her death in June 1992. During the previous three years, she was an active participant in a variety of musical endeavors at the university, including first chair in the Wind Ensemble while playing the flute and piccolo.In addition to this, Toni was a Dean’s List student and was elected president of the Marching Band for her senior year. Her family decided that in lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Music Department of NCSU for a one time gift, but due to the generosity of family and friends, a permanent endowment has been established in Toni’s memory. This endowment, which is still receiving contributions, provides a $5,000.00 annual scholarship that is awarded to a deserving student who meets the requirements set forth in the Program Description for this prestigious scholarship.

Scholarship recipients to date include: Donna Brauns Brashear, 1993-94 Flute/Piccolo; Steven
Abee, 1995-96 Percussion; Jeffrey Petters, 1996-97 Euphonium; Jim Samp, 1997-98 French Horn; Matt Weingarten, 1998-99 Trombone; Courtney Long, 1999-2000 Saxophone; Tim Williams, 2000-01 Clarinet; Jason Van Duyn, 2001-02 Tuba; Carl Schreck, III, 2002-03 Clarinet; Hailey Queen, 2003-04 Saxophone & Drum Major; Stephanie Kruep, 2004-05 Percussion, Kevin Doty, 2005-06 Mellophone/French Horn & Drum Major; Amanda Giggard, 2006-07 Flute/Piccolo; Kelly McGill, 2007-08 Trumpet & Drum Major; Allisyn Kennedy, 2008-09 Flute/Piccolo; Caroline Schroeder, 2009-2010 Trumpet & Drum Major; Michael Murr, 2010-2011 Trombone; Vincent Waters, 2011–2012 French Horn/Mellophone; Annie Louise Lassiter, 2012-13 Clarinet; David Nelson Williams, 2013-14 Tuba; Rebecca Burton, 2014-15 Flute/Piccolo; Amy Bradshaw, 2015-16 Flute and Ryan Hardison, 2016-17 Clarinet.

All past recipients have since graduated from NCSU and are either gainfully employed or pursuing
advanced degrees at various universities throughout the country.

We welcome Victoria Pediaditakis as the recipient of the Toni Christine Masini Marching Band
Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.  She is from Raleigh, NC the daughter of Peter and
Beth Pediaditakis and she has a younger sister, Marie. She graduated from Sanderson High
School where she participated in a variety of musical endeavors, including Marching Band and Wind
Ensemble.  Victoria is currently a senior majoring in Polymer and Color Chemistry with a
concentration in Medical Sciences and minoring in Biological Sciences. Her musical activities include
Marching Band in the fall, Wind Ensemble in the spring and Pep Band.  She is also the President of
Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity. After graduating from NC State, she is planning
on going to Medical School to become a pediatrician.   In her free time she enjoys doing community
service and swimming.

All scholarship winners are highly regarded recipients of this prestigious award and each was
recognized at a ceremony in the Department of Music as well as at half time of a home football
game when they were presented a plaque for their achievement. Their individual photograph is also
added to the memorial plaque that hangs in Price Music Center as a fitting tribute to the memory of
Toni Christine Masini.

Students wishing to apply for this memorial scholarship must first meet specific criteria which
1. Applicant must sign document stating they agree to enroll and participate in Marching Band during
the fall semester and another performance ensemble during the spring in which the scholarship is
2. Applicant must be a full time student who has received at least 48 “on campus” credit hours by
the end of the semester in which the competition is scheduled and have participated in Marching
Band for two semesters
3. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
After meeting these criteria, the applicant must:
1. Participate in a 5-8 minute solo performance competition (adjudicated by a 3 member panel)
2. Write an essay (at least two pages in length, typed, double spaced) on the topic of “Leadership”
as it applies to various student roles in the Department of Music and/or the performance ensembles
in the band program to include the following topics:
a) Essential qualities of a good leader
b) How these qualities are developed
c) How has applicant applied these qualities to the growth of the Music Department and the
development of performance ensembles in the Music programs or how will they apply these qualities
to the future growth of the Music Department and the development of performance ensembles in
the Music programs
d) Essays will be anonymously evaluated on the basis of content, style and mechanics by the
Masini family
Additional information and details are available by contacting Music@NCState: 919-515- 2981

Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Bruce T. Brown Marching Band Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500

Awarded annually during Lt. Col. Brown’s lifetime to a marching band member who has successfully completed his/her freshman year with at least 24 credits and is in good academic standing with a grade point average of 2.5. The nominees for this scholarship will be freshmen who show leadership ability and are enrolled full time during both the fall and spring semesters of their first year at NC State. Students will be nominated in writing by other marching band students. At the time this scholarship is awarded, the recipient must be registered as a sophomore and a member of the marching band.

Click here for this Scholarship Application.


Mu Beta Psi Honorary Music Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500

Awarded to a rising NC State sophomore. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 by the end of their first year and be enrolled in either a vocal or instrumental NC State Music Department ensemble. Requirements include completed scholarship application, unofficial transcript (printed by PackTracks), letter of recommendation from an NC State Faculty Member, typed resume listing musical accomplishments (e.g., ensembles, awards, etc.) and a 2-3 page essay on a topic found on the application.
Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Jim Marchman Marching Band Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Awarded to an undergraduate majoring in Aerospace Engineering. If there are no applicants from this discipline then preference will go to a student in Mechanical Engineering followed by a student enrolled in the College of Engineering. Recipient must have completed all required courses for the first year of study and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must be active in the marching band and a spring semester concert band (e.g., Wind Ensemble, British Brass Band) during the academic year that the scholarship is received.

Click here for this Scholarship Application.

NCSU Pipes And Drums Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500

General Information

Friends and Alumni of the NCSU Pipes and Drums have established a scholarship for experienced pipers or drummers who will play an active role in the NCSU Pipes and Drums while at State.

The scholarship is awarded for a period of one academic year. As long as the qualifications are met, the scholarship will be renewed each year for up to four years, provided the recipient submits a letter of request for renewal each year.

Incoming Freshman

Eligibility Requirements

Full time incoming student
Demonstrated proficiency in piping or drumming

Application Requirements

Complete Scholarship Application
Submit letter of recommendation from pipe or drum teacher
Audition. If applicant is unable to audition in person, he or she may submit a recording

Complete application packet should be mailed to the address below by March 1:
Dr. John A. Fuller, Chair
NC State Music Scholarship Committee
204 Price Music Center
Campus Box 7311
Raleigh, NC 27695-7311

Re-Application for Sophomore, Junior or Senior Year

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5
Consistent participation in rehearsals, performances and competitions throughout the year

Application Requirements

Submit a letter by March 1 each year to the address above indicating interest in re-applying for the scholarship

Current Students

In the event there are no eligible incoming students, or the previous recipient chooses not to re-apply, current NCSU Pipes and Drums students may apply for that year only. Under these circumstances, all eligible student band members will be notified of the availability of the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

GPA of 2.5
Recognized service to the band.
Seniority within the band.

Application Requirements

Submit Scholarship Application to the above address

Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Amelia E. Hunter Choral Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $1,000

Jack M. Hunter, Jr., a graduate of NC State and former member of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club, has endowed this scholarship for student leaders in the Music Department’s Choral Program.
Students must have be enrolled in a choir for both semesters of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded and have three semesters of previous experience in a choir. In addition, the student must serve in a leadership role, such as a section leader or officer.

Click here for this Scholarship Application.

Margaret Price Corcoran Marching Band Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $1,000

The Margaret Price Corcoran Marching Band Scholarship was established in honor of Percy Walter Price, Ms. Corcoran’s father. Mr. Price was the first Director of Music atNC State and is the name-sake of Price Music Center on NC State’s campus. The Director of the Marching Band or his or her designee, in accordance with established procedures for awarding need-based scholarships shall award one or more scholarships for a period of one academic year.


Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Enrolled in both Marching Band and Wind Ensemble during the same academic year.
  • Demonstrated financial need based on FAFSA application
  • North Carolina State University full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0


Renewal Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Enrolled in both Marching Band and Wind Ensemble during the same academic year
  • Continued demonstrated financial need based on FAFSA
  • North Carolina State University full-time undergraduate student with a continued minimum GPA of 3.0.

Reynolds Music Performance Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $500

This scholarship was founded by Dr. Christopher R. Gould in honor of Dr. Stephen P. Reynolds, Professor of Sciences. Its purpose is to award an outstanding student who is pursuing a minor in music who plays violin, viola, cello or string bass. First preference shall be for a student who is also majoring in a discipline in the College of Sciences. If there are no candidates from the College of Sciences, candidates from any of the university’s colleges may be considered. Students from all years, including freshmen, may apply, and recipients may reapply in subsequent years provided they continue to meet the selection criteria. Recipients shall also be expected to be enrolled in one of the orchestras while on scholarship. Scholarship applications are available from the College of Sciences.

Dewey M. Griffith Scholarship

Annual scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in Engineering and participating in Marching Band. Based on financial need and selected by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid with input from Engineering and Music. Contact Financial Aid for details 919) 515-2421,