The scholarship was established in 2011, in honor of Janet Pranschke, the Founding Director of the Oren L. Brown Professional Development Program. It is awarded annually to one Apprentice Teacher Member, and is intended to encourage emerging singing teachers to improve their teaching skills and knowledge of repertoire.
Scholarship recipients will be awarded access to the PDP core curriculum -- a series of five courses offered by leading figures in the fields of vocal pedagogy, science and performance. Recipients will receive on-demand, online access to courses, as well as on-site access for live presentations of the core subjects throughout the scholarship period. Recipients will continue to pay half-price for repeating courses, however, and full-price for graduate credits. Recipients will receive access to each course for four months, and the deadline for access to all courses will be December 31, 2017.
Applicants must be a current Apprentice Teaching Member of NYSTA. Additionally, each applicant must be sponsored by a Singing Teacher Member in good standing, who will provide a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
There is currently no application deadline for the scholarship; applications are accepted on a continuing basis.
To apply, please fill out the following application form. Upon completion of the application, the applicant’s sponsor should be directed to fill out the following recommendation form.
Applicants will be notified by email of the Board of Directors’ decision and the recipient will be recognized in the following issue of VoicePrints. Any questions concerning the scholarship or application process may be addressed to pdpdirector[at]nyst[dot]org.