2024 MCC Vocal Music Tuition Scholarships

A qualified applicant must meet the following criteria: 

Currently enrolled in Mesa Community College as a Vocal Performance, Music Theater, or Choral Education student. 

The applicant must meet these additional criteria:

  1. Be available to audition at MCC in the PAC Choir Room (location subject to change) on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Sign up for your audition time with Dr. Peterson no later than noon on Monday, April 8.
  2. Prepare a vocal solo of not less than two minutes duration. [appropriate repertoire: art song, oratorio or opera aria; classic musical theater]
  3. Provide three printed copies of the prepared solo for the judges.  Copies will not be returned.
  4. You are invited to bring your own accompanist.  A piano is on site.  Recorded accompaniment is also acceptable.  Bring your own equipment (a phone by itself is NOT a good choice…).
  5. Be available to perform your winning solo at the Sonoran Desert Chorale concerts on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2024.

The winner will use the scholarship toward tuition for the Fall 2024 Semester at MCC.  If the winner is going on to another college, the scholarship will be applied to the new college account.  All transactions are handled directly from the Chorale to the school.


  • Fill in the PDF application form and save it to your computer.  Include your name in the file name, eg. MCC Scholarship_Application_Sally_Jones
  • Email the application to info@sonorandesertchorale.org no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:59 PM MST. 
  • Be certain to sign up for your audition time with Dr. Peterson no later than noon on Monday, April 8. 

If you have any questions, please email them to info@sonorandesertchorale.org.

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Application Form