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A program sponsored by the Symphony Volunteer Council of the Alabama Symphonic Association, Inc.

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12 through seniors in high school. Students of strings, brass, winds, percussion, and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

Previous First Place winners may reenter after a 2 year absence.

The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Vestavia Country Club. This is the time that scholarships are awarded.

In the event a Grand Award Winner is selected, that winner will make an appearance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

If you have questions, please contact Debbie Reid at 205.991.2712


String Division
Daniel Szasz String Scholarship
$1500 1st Place
$750 2nd Place

Brass-Winds-Percussion Division
John Hayman Memorial Scholarship
$1500 1st Place
$750 2nd Place

Piano Division
$1500 1st Place
$750 2nd Place

Date: Saturday January 22, 2022

Location: Birmingham-Southern College Hill Hall, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama

Entry Fee: $40 payable by card below

Entry Deadline: Entries and payment must be received by January 7, 2022.

Maximum of 30 Entrants accepted

Important Information

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