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The Kerope Zildjian Concert Percussion Scholarship

Paying Tribute to Kerope Zildjian

2015 Kerope Zildjian Concert Percussion Scholarship 


Percussion ScholarshipThe Zildjian family is pleased to announce the 2015 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student percussionist, who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program. In addition to a trip to the Zildjian factory in Norwell, Massachusetts to select complimentary cymbals, the winner will receive a tuition award of $5000.

The scholarship was established by the Zildjian family to pay tribute to Kerope Zildjian, who presided over one of the most storied periods in the Company’s history. From 1865 until his death in 1909 in Constantinople, Kerope Zildjian continued to develop the classic K. Zildjian sound, coveted by the world’s greatest percussionists. In memory of his deep commitment to the art of cymbal making, the Zildjian family has established a scholarship in his name to encourage and reward percussionists in their pursuit of performing excellence. To be considered for the scholarship, applications must be postmarked by June 5, 2015.

The  Scholarship winner will receive the following:
- A $5000 college tuition award 
- An all-expense paid trip to Zildjian's world headquarters 
- A variety of complimentary cymbals 
- A one year subscription to the Percussive Arts Society 

2015 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Materials: 
2015 Kerope Scholarship Cymbal Etude 
2015 Kerope Scholarship Application 
2015 Scholarship Application Guidelines

For information on what applicants must submit for qualification, read the Application Guidelines. There, you will also find full rules and regulations for the Scholarship. 

For practice tips, watch here as Keith Aleo, Director of Education & Orchestral Activities at Zildjian, plays the 2014 Cymbal Etude:


Watch tips for a more successful audition submission from Judge & Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Percussionist, Cynthia Yeh.


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