Enriching the community through free
public music performances and scholarships
 for next-generation musicians since 1951

Cole Laudenslager (2022)

Cole Laudenslager, First Place Senior Division 2022


I loved being able to share my love of music with others at both the audition and scholarship concert.  I am looking forward to auditioning and going through this experience again next year!

Cole Laudenslager


Margaret Toth (2021)

Margaret Toth


My name is Margaret Toth and I was chosen as second place winner of the 2021 Venice Musicale Scholarship Competition for violin. I would like to thank all the sponsors for their charitable donations and for making this scholarship competition possible. I'd also like to thank those involved in running the event. The scholarship will assist in paying for private lessons with Lena Cambis. I am very grateful to have received this scholarship and thank those involved in providing this opportunity.

Thank you,

Margaret Toth


Leo Chen (2021)

Leo Chen


Venice Musicale scholarship not only provided me financial support on music study, but also taught me to appreciate the kindness of people and the beauty of music. 

Thank you!



Christopher Wheaton (2021)

Christopher Wheaton


Thank you so much for the scholarship award. With it, I was able to attend Center Stage Strings, a music summer camp which I took part in last summer. It was an amazing experience, and it really helped develop my skills playing the violin. It gave me a chance to meet other young aspiring violinists around the country and get to know a few of them as well as faculty. I am so grateful that there is support for young musicians like myself in this community.

Again, thank you for your support.

Sincerely, Christopher

Jack Gallahan (2019)

Jack GallahanDear Jan Antholz,

My name is Jack Gallahan. I was selected as the first place winner in this year's Venice Musicale Scholarship Competition playing the cello. I would like to sincerely thank you for your incredibly generous contribution to the scholarship program. I am very grateful to receive the award. I plan on using it for a combination of lessons with Helga Winold, a former professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and purchase of a cello newly built by the fantastic maker Dereck Coons. Without your support, I would not be able to have this wonderful opportunity. Thank you. Gratefully,
Jack Gallahan