2022 Scholarship Dates Announced

The Albert Lea Civic Music Association Board and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the following audition date for the Jerdet College Music Scholarships, the Wipplinger Organ and Piano Scholarships, and the new Albert Lea Civic Music Instrumental and Voice Lessons Scholarships.

Application Deadline

Postmarked by
April 25, 2022

Audition Date

May 27, 2022
​​First Presbyterian Church
​(308 Water St, Albert Lea, MN)
2022 Scholarships

Jerdet Scholarship

Junior High Music Camp

  • 2 – 1st Place – up to $500
  • 2 – 2nd Place – up to $350

Senior High Summer Music Camp

  • 2 – 1st Place – up to $1,000
  • 2 – 2nd Place – up to $500

2nd, 3rd or 4th Year College Music Major

  • 2 – 1st Awards available – $5,000 (Music Major) | $2,500 (Non-Music Major)
  • 2 – 2nd Awards available – $2,500 (Music major) | $1,500 (Non- Music Major)

The Jerdet Scholarships are available for students in the Albert Lea Civic Music selling area—approximately a 30 mile radius from Albert Lea, MN.

Helen W. Wipplinger Organ and Piano Scholarship

  • Piano (26, 30 minute lessons) $520
  • Organ (26, 60 minute lessons) $1,040

The Helen Wipplinger Piano and Organ Scholarships are available for students in District 241 (Albert Lea School District), District 2134 (Wells School District) and any adult living in Freeborn County, MN. The scholarship is for one year of private lessons (26 lessons) on either the piano or the organ from a qualified private teacher of the student’s choice. Organ teachers must have pedagogical training. A list of qualified organ teachers in the area is available upon request. Because of Mrs. Wipplinger’s interest in preparing musicians as organists for churches, organ scholarships will be given priority. Home school students, please apply for Instrumental/Voice Lesson Scholarships.

Instrumental and Voice Lessons ScholarshipsNEW THIS YEAR

  • 26, 30 minute lessons $520
  • 26, 60 minute lessons $1,040

Albert Lea Civic Music Association is pleased to offer music lesson scholarships for voice and instrumental students who live in Freeborn County, MN. These scholarships are available to Middle School and High School students and are for 26 music lessons, to be scheduled during the school year. Applicants must be recommended by their current private teacher or their school music teacher. These scholarships are not intended for beginning students. Rather, they are designed for those showing promise and a desire for improvement on their instrument. Students will study with a qualified teacher whose training and expertise is on the same instrument the student will be studying. If the student is not currently connected to a qualified teacher, the Scholarship Committee will assist in finding a qualified teacher. Scholarships will be subject to availability of a teacher.

Questions? Please contact Eileen Nelson Ness at 377-2075 or Sue Jorgensen at 377-1580.

Showcase Recital Featuring 2022 Scholarship Recipients

As part of your scholarship acceptance, all scholarship recipients are required to participate in an informal celebratory recital for the Albert Lea Civic Music Board, parents, friends, and teachers at the end of the school year. A tentative recital date will be sent with your award.