Scholarship Program

Young Artists' Competition

The Columbia Choral Society is proud to support the Columbia Choral Society Guthrie Darr Young Artist Scholarship for students. 2012 was the inaugural year for this scholarship. The scholarship is named for Dr. Guthrie Darr, our late music director emeritus who was the longest serving music director in the Columbia Choral Society's eighty-six year history. Our next scholarship will be awarded by a juried competition on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The recipient will be awarded a scholarship of $500.00 and may be selected to sing at our March 26, 2017 concert.

The Columbia Choral Society Guthrie Darr Young Artist Scholarship is available to students who reside in Richland and Lexington Counties who are currently enrolled in high school in grades 10-12 or in an equivalent home-schooled program. The scholarship exists to encourage and support young local artists who are interested in studying voice privately. Previous study with a voice teacher is not required but any scholarship awarded must be used for this purpose.

Please review the scholarship guidelines and application for additional details.