Archive for September 5th, 2018


Marston-Kotzschmar Piano Scholarship

September 5, 2018

2018 Marston-Kotzschmar Piano Scholarship

The Marston-Kotzschmar Music Club, formed in 1965 by the merger of the Marston Club for women and the Kotzschmar Club for men, established the scholarship in 2010. The club consists of approximately 50 members who meet monthly in members’ homes in the Greater Portland area for concerts. Members perform a wide range of music including light opera, jazz, and classical pieces. Occasionally guests are invited to perform as well. The annual Piano Scholarship award is $500. The recipient is expected to perform a 10 to 15 minute piece at one of our programs: February 3, March 5, April 16 or May 7, 2019.


  1. Piano students (ages 17 – 23) who attend or plan to attend college. Graduate students are not eligible.
  2. Students must live or study in Maine within 75 miles of Portland (Rockland to Waterville to Farmington, and Rumford to the New Hampshire border).
  3. Students may be studying privately or at a school; they do not need to be music majors.
  4. Teachers may nominate more than one student per year; teachers may re-nominate students in subsequent years if the eligibility requirements are still met.


A brief letter describing the student’s musical and academic strengths and financial needs should be emailed to either of the MK Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs:

Shirley Helfrich or Barbara Smith.


Deadline for receipt of the nomination letter is September 17, 2018. The teacher of the scholarship recipient will be notified by October 1, 2018.

%d bloggers like this: