Charles T. Griffes Music Scholarship
Established in 1986 and funded by the family of the Elmira-born composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, to recognize the most promising and talented music majors at the College. Griffes, who died in 1920 at the age of 35, is widely regarded as having been one of the major American composers of the early 20th century. Griffes’ compositions were some of the first U.S. works to break with the dominant German and French influence of the time. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.
- awarded to a matriculated sophomore or junior level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
- musical theater major or a student pursuing a music minor or concentration
- enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
- student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year
- an audition is required, please contact the department to schedule
- This scholarship is a one-time award and is non-renewable
Scholarship funding is determined by the Cortland College Foundation. Scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.