Grants

Homer Wickline and Conrad Seamen Grants

The Pittsburgh Concert Society awards annual grants designated to provide financial assistance to classical music instrumentalists, vocalists, (individuals or groups), who are working to further their careers or their performance opportunities.

The grants may be used for travel to contests or auditions, for creation of promotional materials related to recipient-initiated performances, for assistance in renting a performance venue, for purchasing an instrument, or for meeting any other expenses directly associated with the career development of the recipient.

The PCS Homer Wickline and Conrad Seamen Memorial Grants may not be used for school tuition, lesson costs, or personal expenses such as clothing. Pittsburgh Concert Society Board members and members of their immediate families may not apply for these grants.

The grants shall be awarded annually. The number of grants and their amounts may vary from year to year. However, the minimum amount per grant shall be $500.00. Those who wish to apply for the 2016 grants are invited to mail to the Pittsburgh Concert Society a cover letter, no longer than 500 words, to:

  • introduce themselves and/or their organization
  • provide a clear and concise overview of the project to be funded, along with a proposed budget
  • provide full contact information.

Grant Application Submissions

Applications for the 2017 grants should be submitted after September 1, 2016 and received no later than April 15, 2017 (hard copy only; online applications are not available for Grants). Send to the following address:

Pittsburgh Concert Society
1142 Driftwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

The grant recipients shall be contacted by the end of April, 2017.
All documents sent to PCS in conjunction with this grant application become the property of PCS and will not be returned to the applicant.

The 2016 PCS Homer Wickline and Conrad Seamen Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Grants were awarded to the following artist:

Melanie Ashkar, Mezzo soprano, of Arlington, Virginia, to help produce audition material.