PDP Scholarship

As part of its ongoing mission and commitment to providing support to the professional voice community, NYSTA is pleased to offer The Janet Pranschke PDP Scholarship.


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 online access to courses throughout the scholarship period.


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.

Application Process

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@nyst.org.

Scholarship Application

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