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The Eloise Klersey Basler Vocal Music Scholarship

A Scholarship for students entering the Department of Music at Coe College who seek to achieve excellence in the field of vocal performance or vocal music education.

Who is Eligible?

Prospective students who will enter Coe College as first-year students will be eligible to compete for a scholarship in the spring prior to their fall enrollment. Candidates should have a motivation to achieve excellence in the field of vocal performance or vocal music education. Demonstrated financial need shall not be a criterion for selection.

The scholarship will be continued in the sophomore, junior, and senior years provided the recipients declare their intent to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree and remain on track in realizing their aspirations in the area of vocal performance or vocal music education.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

Each year, the scholarship will provide a generous award to be applied toward tuition costs and a stipend designed to fund opportunities that will enhance the recipients' experience specifically relating to a career in vocal performance or vocal music education.

First year:

Tuition ($4,500)

$500 stipend

Sophomore year:

Tuition ($5,000)

$1,000 stipend

Junior year:

Tuition ($5,500)

$1,500 stipend

Senior year:

Tuition ($6,000)

$2,000 stipend

The recipients, in consultation with appropriate faculty in the music department, will plan the use of the stipend on opportunities to promote their aspirations in vocal performance or vocal music education. The funds may be used for but are not limited to the following:

  1. Books and music publications that will build a personal library for the student.
  2. Funds to pay a professional accompanist for practice and recitals.
  3. Fees to pay for a summer performance workshop.
  4. Costs associated with an off-campus educational opportunity; e.g., New York Term.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the necessary forms for Admission to Coe College .
  2. Complete the Basler Scholarship application form below.
  3. Submit an essay to the Music Department stating your personal objectives in achieving excellence in the field of vocal performance or vocal music education and evidence of your ability to achieve your desired objectives.
  4. Submit two letters of support from persons who can attest to your accomplishments and your potential to achieve.
  5. Submit music for a Coe-provided accompanist if needed.
  6. Perform an audition, complete a brief assessment of basic musicianship skills, and participate in a personal interview with a committee on the Coe College campus by February 15, 2015.
  7. Personal essay, two letters of support, and accompaniment (if using a Coe-provided accompanist) must be received two weeks prior to your audition date.

Application for Admission to Coe College should be completed online or mailied to:

Admission Office
Coe College
1220 First Avenue, N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

The scholarship application form (below) may be submitted online or mailed to the following address . The personal essay, letters of support and music for a Coe provided accompanist may also be mailed to the address below:

Music Department
Coe College
1220 First Avenue, N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
or emailed to rbenson@coe.edu
Fax to 319-399-8209

The Eloise Klersey Basler Vocal Music Scholarship was established in 1996 by her son, Wayne G. Basler.

It was his intention to honor his mother by funding this scholarship designed to provide an incentive for music students at Coe College who have a significant motivation to achieve excellence in the areas of vocal performance or vocal music education.

Eloise Klersey Basler graduated from Coe in 1928 and was a longtime, active participant, teacher and supporter of music in the Cedar Rapids community.


Online Scholarship Application Form

(printable form)

Personal Information

First Name
Last Name
Home Address
City
State
Zip Code
Home Phone
E-mail

Musical and Academic Background

High School
Do you study privately?
   
If yes, how many years?
Name of instructor or private teacher
Applicant's voice part (be specific - e.g mezzo soprano, etc.)
GPA (cumulative)
ACT Composite
SAT Composite
Class Rank
Class Size
The Bachelor of Music degree at Coe College is an intense pre-professional music curriculum, designed to prepare students for professional careers in music or for graduate study in music. Approximately two thirds of the required coursework is in the Music Department, as compared to the Bachelor of Arts degree in music which requires about one-third of the total coursework to be in music subjects. As a result, while double majors are possible with the Bachelor of Arts degree, they are not practical, at least within a typical four-year framework, when one pursues the Bachelor of Music degree.
Do you intend to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree at Coe?
   
If you answered yes to the question above, which emphasis do you intend to pursue?
   
Please list briefly any honors or accomplishments that might indicate your eligibility for this award.

Please contact the Admission Office for more information.

Phone: 319.399.8500
Toll Free: 877.CALL.COE
Email: admissionevents@coe.edu