Financial Aid

Diller-Quaile administers a need based financial assistance program. To begin the financial aid application process, check “Yes” on the school’s enrollment application form where it asks if you would like to receive information about need-based financial aid. The School will then contact you.

For further information, please visit the financial aid page. If you have questions regarding need-based financial assistance, please contact the Assistant to the Executive Director at 212-369-1484, extension 45.

Shirley Brown Lindsay Scholarship

The Shirley Brown Lindsay Scholarship Fund provides a merit scholarship to one High School Certificate Program student annually. Through an audition process, one High School Certificate Program student will be awarded a full scholarship for one academic year.

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Shirley Brown Lindsay was the Director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music from 1976-1981. Diller-Quaile was one of the great loves of her life, as was the teaching of music to children.

The High School Certificate Program is an intensive three year program for advanced tenth through twelfth graders, offering a rigorous and comprehensive music education for serious high school music students, which includes individual instruction, musicianship training, repertoire classes, large and small ensemble experiences, and performance. Students receive the High School Certificate upon completion of all program requirements. Admission is by audition.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2016
Auditions: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Audition Requirements: Two contrasting works or movements performed from memory

  • Students must apply for this scholarship in order to be eligible. Click here to download an application.
  • Students who will be enrolled in the High School Certificate Program for the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to apply and audition.
  • New students and current students in good academic and administrative standing may audition.
  • The student awarded this scholarship from the Shirley Brown Lindsay Scholarship Fund must maintain good academic standing in order to retain the award through the year.
  • This award may not exceed the annual tuition when combined with other awards.

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. The decision of the audition committee is final. For more information, please contact the Instrumental & Vocal Department Admissions and Concerts Coordinator at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or lessons@diller-quaile.org.

Irving Caesar Music Scholarship

This merit scholarship, for partial tuition, is awarded to one instrumental or vocal student for one academic year. Intermediate and advanced students entering grades 5 through 12 in September 2016 are eligible to audition.

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Irving Caesar (1895-1996) was a well-known lyricist and composer best recognized for works including “Tea for Two” and “Animal Crackers in My Soup.” Caesar was a native New Yorker whose musical passion and talent led him to collaborate with artists such as George Gershwin, Rudolf Friml, and Gerald Marks. The Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust recognized The Diller-Quaile School of Music as an opportune place to provide young musicians with an excellent education through the Irving Caesar Music Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2016
Auditions: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Repertoire Requirements: Two contrasting works or movements of intermediate level and above performed from memory. Repertoire must meet or exceed the level of repertoire listed below for students to qualify for an audition.

Piano: a complete Sonatina by Beethoven, Clementi (except Opus 36, No. 1), Haydn, Kuhlau or Mozart
Violin: Vivaldi Concerto in G minor
Viola: Telemann Concerto in G Major
Cello: Breval Sonata in C Major
Bass: Marcello Sonata in E minor
Voice: A classical song or quality folk arrangement. One selection must be sung in English.
Flute: Handel or Bach Sonata
Oboe: Haydn Concerto in C or Mozart Concerto in C
Clarinet: Stamitz Concerto No. 3 in B-flat or an étude from the Rose 32 Etudes
Guitar: Sor étude Op. 35, No. 8 or Tarrega Lagrima

Requirements:

  • Students must apply to audition. Click here to download an application.
  • Students who have enrolled/applied for comprehensive instrumental or vocal study in grades five through twelve for the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to apply.
  • New students or current students in good academic and administrative standing may audition.
  • Applications will be pre-screened for appropriate repertoire. Students who submit repertoire that is deemed too elementary will not be given an audition.
  • High School Certificate Program students are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • The recipient of the Irving Caesar Music Scholarship must maintain good academic standing in order to retain the award through the year. This includes strong attendance in all weekly comprehensive program elements – lesson, musicianship, and ensemble; and school performances.
  • This award may not exceed the annual tuition when combined with other awards.

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. The decision of the audition committee is final. For more information, please contact the Instrumental & Vocal Department Admissions and Concerts Coordinator at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or lessons@diller-quaile.org.