Austin Kramer Music-Maker Scholarship

Funded by
Austin Kramer
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$2,000
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
145
Application Deadline
Jun 28, 2021
Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2021
Education Level
Any
1
Contribution

Let's make some music!

I think music is the key to life. Without it, we'd be lost! I was thinking of that this year on my birthday and wanted to encourage students to...create music!

Sing me an original song idea. Send me your beat. 

Whistle a hook. Play a few notes. Hum the melody.

A few notes or a complete arrangement.

Any instrument, length, or style. Any major.

I'm looking for your newest musical thought. You don't have to be a professional musician or music-major, just someone who has a passion for creating music.

To apply, upload to Soundcloud and share the link. Or share a Spotify link if you're ahead of the game and have already released it :)

Finally, tell me how you came up with it in a few sentences or more.

Music
Selection Criteria:
Video and Short Essay, Creative, Soulful, Purpose
Essay Topic

How did you come up with your piece?

0–125 words

Winners and Finalists

September 2021

Finalists
Sadie Serio
Lakeview Technology Academy
Pleasant Prairie, WI
Hannah Underwood
San Jose State University
Gilroy, CA
Jace Ebersole
Altoona Area Senior High School
Altoona, PA
Ellie Swapp
Southern Utah University
Ogden, UT
Sydney Krommendyk
Dordt University
Orange City, IA
Devon Jane Schweizer
Fort Hamilton High School
Brooklyn, NY
Kate O'Donnell
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Gabriel Morris
Lansingburgh Senior High School
Troy, NY
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San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Haley Wood
Red River High School
Grand Forks, ND
Sanithia Tucker
Appomattox regional governors school
Chester, VA
Danih-Lael Alexandre
Hightstown High School
Hightstown, NJ
Cullen Luper
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Julia Dunn
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
Nyah Sukhabut
Henry J Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Colyn Barringer
San Marcos High
San Marcos, CA
rachel sisk
Olde Columbine High School
Longmont, CO
Ezaiah Cisneros
Odessa High School
Odessa, TX
Spencer Hinton
Stansbury High
Erda, UT
David Williams
North Oldham High School
Goshen, KY
Chance Sparks
California State University-Fullerton
Huntington Beach, CA
Kayla Cayago
El Camino High
Daly City, CA
Sailor Moore
Capstone Academy
Atlanta, GA
Elijah Alexander
Los Angeles County HS for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Alex Leondis
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Garrick Plunkett
Tom Glenn Highschool
Leander, TX
Paula Charlize Esquillo
San Diego State University
Anaheim, CA
Justin Kelly
University of Pennsylvania
Washington D.C., DC
Jacob Denny
Deer Creek Mackinaw High School
Mackinaw, IL
Logan Flores
Red Lion Area Shs
Red Lion, PA
Mark Briguglio
University of Missouri-St Louis
Hazelwood, MO
James Roberts
Louisiana Tech University
Dayton, OH
Kaila Spearman
Hopkins School
Cheshire, CT
Matteo Gristina
Canyon Crest Academy
San Diego, CA
Demi Remolador
Silverado High School
Henderson, NV
Leila Brown
Messiah College
Harrisburg, PA
Aishah Bradley
California State University-Northridge
Philadelphia, PA
Jacob Sherrick
New Prairie High School
Rolling Prairie, IN
Jordan Hunter
Liberty Christian School
Denton, TX
Cydni Elwood
Foster High School
Richmond, TX
Joel Barron
Lee University
Guntersville, AL
Madeleine Elliott
Reagan County H S
San Antonio, TX
Christopher Son
Punahou School
Waipahu, HI
Dylan Cook
Pierce College-Puyallup
Eatonville, WA
Ethan Mathew
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Joseph Walczyk
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
Katrina Lee
Mckinney H S
Fairview, TX
kasey ball
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Gonzales, LA
Veronica Morson
Quinsigamond Community College
Durham, NC
Jocelyn Urrutia
Mauldin High
Mauldin, SC
Yaziel Diaz
Harrison High School
Colorado Springs, CO
Alessandra Bonavita
Florida State University
Naples, FL
John Ralph
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Arlington, VA
Michaela Schuler
Valley Christian High School
Chandler, AZ
Jack Stuhley
Rancho Bernardo High
Poway, CA
Kashvi Ramani
Rock Ridge High
Ashburn, VA
Madelyn C
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA
Julia Catton
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Bellevue, NE
John Bernard
Shenandoah University
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA
Jason Yost
Oberlin College
Chapel Hill, NC
Hilmaris Sepulveda
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
Trujillo Alto, PR
Kathy Pierre
Temple University
Miami, FL
David Meiser
Allegan High School
Allegan, MI
James Meehan
Sullivan South High School
Kingsport, TN
London Roberts
Washington Virtual Academy Omak High School
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Roland Aluko
Melissa H S
McKinney, TX
Alexandra Mears
J.R. Arnold High School
Panama City Beach, FL
Mateo Herrera
Florida State University
Tamarac, FL
Alani Mason-Callaway
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
Kyla Foster
Robert A. Millikan Senior High School
Long Beach, CA
Nathan Guerrero
High Tech High Chula Vista
National City, CA
Maira Correia de Souza Viana
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Connor Meigs
Enloe High
Holly Springs, NC
Alyssa Muniz
Union High School
Union, NJ
Emmanuel Oramas
SUNY at Albany
Borough of Queens, NY
Amy Morales-Lara
CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY
Kamangu Chibesakunda
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
Imani Smith
Biola University
Greenville, SC
William Thompson
Bishop John J Snyder Hs
Jacksonville, FL
Abby Bell
Warren Woods Tower High School
Warren, MI
Meya Glover
Home School Experience
Temple, TX
Fiona Cork
James Madison Memorial High School
Madison, WI
Tyler Rhind
New York University
New Canaan, CT
Talancia Malonga
Berean Christian School
West Palm Beach, FL
Molly McHugh
Lewis County High School
Vanceburg, KY
Brady Downs
Liberty University
Evans, GA
Mikka Bell
Bellevue College
Renton, WA
Cheyenne van Langevelde
Homeschool
Lexington, OH
Elise Ferreria
Sammamish Senior High
Redmond, WA
JONATHAN MALONE
Bainbridge High School
Attapulgus, GA
Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley
Homeschool
Fishers, IN
Kenneth Phan
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Bernardino, CA
Ming-An Fasquelle
Harvard College
Glendale, CA
Nicholas Parrillo
Bryant & Stratton College-Online
Warwick, RI
Adia Clark Lay
Steamboat Springs High School
Steamboat Springs, CO
Rylee Spencer
Capital City High School
Jefferson City, MO
Amari Johnson
Landmark Christian School
Union City, GA
Aishwarya Vuppala
University of South Florida-Main Campus
San Diego, CA
Solomon Janes
Arizona State University-Tempe
Tempe, AZ
Yi-Nung Su
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Keri Stewart
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Upton, MA
Arinze Giles
Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY
Germain-Blaise Nkede
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Jimuel Dave Dagta
Michigan State University
Lansing, MI
Kelly Tran
University of California-Berkeley
San Gabriel, CA
Emmit Fitzgerald
Lower Moreland Hs
Lower Moreland Township, PA
Jonathan Vu
Oxford Academy
Garden Grove, CA
Neel Smith
Lakeside High School
Augusta, GA
Angela Khristine Gonzales
Old Bridge High School
Old Bridge, NJ
Ella Martin
Credo High
Cotati, CA
Chloe Thomas
West High School
Torrance, CA
Elijah Thompson
University of Maryland-College Park
Germantown, MD
Monica Wilberger
William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA
Nomin Rentsendorj
Ocean Lakes High
Virginia Beach, VA
Kemily Henry
University of New Haven
Woonsocket, RI
Nazarene Campodonico
Nazareth College
Conyers, GA
Corrine Olson
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Blaine, MN
Carleigh Guarino
Savannah College of Art and Design
Long Branch, NJ
Timothy Barnes
Cedarville University
Linesville, PA
Anthony Aguilera
Cheney High School
Cheney, WA
Faith Nhkum
Michigan State University
Ada, MI
Veronica Farkas
Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
Alexandra Robinson
University of Georgia
McDonough, GA
Najji Swanson
Alabama State University
Jonesboro, GA
Emmanuel Odekunle
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
Rachel O'Day
Saltsburg Ms/Hs
Saltsburg, PA
Scott Oatley
California State University-Northridge
Thousand Oaks, CA
Alice Macedo
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Hannah Payne
Robert L. Patton High School
Morganton, NC
Zoe Mark
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Chancellor Waye
Xavier University
Mason, OH
Ralyn Ligon
Anderson University (SC)
Anderson, SC
Chase Chandler
California State University-Fullerton
San Diego, CA
Coco Lheritier
Northeastern University
Waltham, MA
dawud Bloomstein
Snow Pond Arts Academy School
Freedom, ME
Samantha French
Asbury University
Wilmore, KY
Lauren Mears
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Claire Volk
George Walton Academy
Monroe, GA
Demetrice Gant
Thomson High School
Augusta, GA
Ava Kim
Granada Hills Charter High
Los Angeles, CA
Dalia Kreynin
Full Sail University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ajalon Williams
Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Bryson Maggard
Lee University
Knoxville, TN
Delani Creech
Eastern Michigan University
Clawson, MI

Winning Application

Bryant Valenzuela
Harvard CollegeEl Paso, TX
Individuals constantly get lost in self-deprecating states due to an unfortunate relationship they might be having with a friend, family member, or significant other. I composed this song to explain those feelings directly to the individual that is causing them. It portrays one who has failed to see their self-worth, determined to seek love from outside sources rather than from within.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 28, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2021.

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