Scholarship Auditions

The Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarship

was established in 1911 to provide financial aid “in the musical education of such pupil or pupils, of marked musical ability.” According to the terms of the trust, preference is to be given to promising students of the organ. If no such promising student is found, the trust states that the award “….may be used in aid of students of marked music ability in piano, violin, other musical instruments or voice culture.”

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) is the administrator of this fund, arranges the auditions and disperses the awards.

Auditions are open to students age 10-18 (grades 4-12), and age 19-25, in the greater Portland area studying organ, piano, voice, and all orchestral instruments.

2019 Scholarship Auditions

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Application Deadline Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 

Below you will find the rules and requirements and the application form for the 2019 auditions. If you have, or know of, students of marked musical ability, between the ages of 10 and 25, who are residents of the greater Portland area, please encourage them to audition. We wish to acknowledge the musical talent of our youth and to assist them in furthering their musical education.

2019 Scholarship Rules and Application

Please direct any inquiries to us, at 207-553-4363, or email


2018 Scholarship Recipients
Kinnon Church, 24, Double Bass
Devon Cohen, 17, Voice: Tenor
Alexander Ecker, 14, Piano
Morgan Peppe, 15, Violin
Ryan Sweet, 11, Piano
Daphne te Boekhorst, 16, Flute

Honorable Mention:
Mitchell Boucher, 23, Organ
Alec Eame, 17, Piano
Matthew Gilbert, 14, Piano