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2016 Valeria Finzi Memorial Scholarship Auditions
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 01:00pm - 04:00pm

AHS-LA annually holds auditions for our young members, to be considered for scholarships (meant to be used for their harp-related goals) awarded in honor of Valeria Finzi, a well-known 20th century Los Angeles harpist and harp teacher.


Valeria Finzi and her husband Alberto. 

(Read about the 2015 scholarship recipients)

(Read about the 2014 scholarship recipients)

(Read about the 2013 performances by the recipients.)

(Read about the 2012 scholarship auditions and recipients.)

Fill in the form below or download application here.

$25 application fee may be mailed in with paper application, or paid online here. 


Applications for the auditions are accepted from any young harpist who meets ALL of the following requirements:

1.     Is currently a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. Please note: Membership in the national AHS does not include membership in the Los Angeles Chapter. Chapter membership must be current by March 31, 2016, to be eligible to apply. The current dues year for AHS-LA membership is September 2015 - August 2016.

2.     Resides in the greater Los Angeles area OR studies regularly with a teacher who is a resident member of the Los Angeles Chapter.

3.     Is not yet enrolled in college.

4.     Will not be older than eighteen years of age on the date of the Auditions.

5.     Must be available to perform at the 2016 Spring Fling, Sunday May 1 2016, 2 pm in Glendale. 

Finzi Scholarship Recipients are also highly encouraged to participate in as many chapter events as possible.

Completed application must include the following:

1.     Completed application form (online form, paper form by mail, or scanned paper by email.) 

2.     $25.00 application fee, payable by check to “AHS-LA” (please write FINZI in the memo), or pay by Paypal 

3.     Recommendation from applicant’s harp teacher in support of the applicant’s potential for development on the harp

4.     Statement written by applicant which includes the applicant’s harp education goals for the coming year and a brief description of how scholarship funds would be used if awarded.  (Scholarship funds are intended to provide partial payment for lessons, but proposals for other needs related to the harp will be considered.)

5.     Proof of membership in the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society, if not listed in directory or update.

Teacher recommendations may be mailed or emailed separately.


Location : Chapel of First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena CA 91101
Contact : AHS-LA 2nd Vice-President & Education Chair Stephanie Osborne,
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