Thomas Ediger Scholarships

NMTA Thomas Ediger High School Scholarship Winner

Nathan Liu, piano student of Anne Madison

Elisabeth Meade, viola student of Ruth Meints at Omaha Conservatory of Music

NMTA Thomas Ediger Collegiate Scholarship Winner

Joshua Miller, piano student of Dr. Kristin Taylor at the University of Nebraska Omaha

NMTA has honored Dr. Thomas Ediger by establishing two scholarships to be awarded annually through the funds he so generously left to NMTA.

High School Scholarship:

To be considered for the high school scholarship, applicants:

  • Must be the student of a current NMTA member, whose membership dues must be paid by September 1, 2023.
  • Must be a senior in high school planning to graduate in 2024.

Collegiate Scholarship:

To be considered for the Collegiate Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be the student of a current NMTA member, whose membership dues must be paid by September 1, 2023.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Nebraska college or university, majoring in music, and planning to continue higher education toward a music degree in the summer or fall semester of 2024.

Application:

Scholarship applicants must submit the following information (items 1-8), clearly organized by category, as a SINGLE PDF document:

  1. Identifying Information:  Their Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Name of School, Year in School, and NMTA Teacher’s Name
  • A summary of their musical training
  • A list of all NMTA/MTNA events in which they have participated
  • A list of other musical activities in which they have participated
  • A list of their musical and non-musical volunteer activities
  • A brief description of their future plans, career goals, and aspirations
  • An essay describing their musical journey or what music means to them
  • Links to two unedited performance videos posted on YouTube.  Applicants should submit performances of at least two contrasting pieces from different periods of music.  Each video must be labeled with the title of the piece and its composer.  The total length of the videos must not exceed 15 minutes.  Composition students should submit a printed score and an audio recording of a composition.
  • The application must also include TWO letters of recommendation.  One from the applicant’s current applied music teacher and one from another person of the applicant’s choice.  Recommendations should be saved as PDFsand E-MAILED BY THE RECOMMENDER DIRECTLY to the NMTA SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE to be considered.

Materials postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

Please refer to the pdf’s linked below for instructions.

NMTA Thomas Ediger High School Scholarship Application

NMTA Thomas Ediger Collegiate Scholarship Application