MVPO Scholarship Program 

Welcome to the Scholarships page of the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (MVPO) website! We are proud to offer a scholarship program that supports the next generation of musical talent in the Merrimack Valley community. Each year, the Philharmonic Society presents a scholarship to an outstanding high school senior who demonstrates a passion for music and a desire to pursue it as their life’s vocation.

Our scholarship program aims to recognize and support young musicians who show exceptional promise and dedication to their craft. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from the Merrimack Valley area who aspire to further their musical education and pursue a career in music.

The Scholarship Application Deadline for the year 2024 is the 15th day of April. To apply, interested students can obtain applications by writing to the MVPS Scholarship Committee, care of Diane B. Tiezzi, at 2 Archelaus Hill Road, West Newbury, MA 01985.

We encourage all talented and passionate young musicians in the Merrimack Valley to consider applying for this scholarship opportunity. It is our honor to support the musical aspirations and dreams of the next generation, and we look forward to receiving your applications.

For more information about the MVPO Scholarship Program, please contact us at Thank you for your interest, and best of luck to all applicants!

Donate Today!

By donating to support an exceptional musical high school student, you are investing in the future of music and nurturing the talent of tomorrow. Your generosity not only empowers them to achieve their goals but also enriches our community with the beauty and inspiration of their music. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a young musician and for supporting the continued growth and vibrancy of our musical community.

Previous Scholarship Winners

Year Name School Musical Specialty
2023 Isabella Phair Timberlane Regional High School Voice
2022 Nora Theberge Timberlane Regional High School Vibraphone
2021 Megan Onello Pingree School Voice
2020 Faith Carroll Salem NH High School Voice/Piano
2019 Zakk Machemer Timberlane Regional High School Saxophone
2018 Lily Chartrain Salem NH High School Flute
2017 Collin Tarr Pentucket Reg High School Percussion
2016 Francesca Lionetta Andover High School Voice
2015 Alexis Warnick Salem, NH High School Piano/Flute
2014 Hope Aubrey Timberlane Regional High School Clarinet
2013 Paul Cronin Timberlane Regional High School Violin
2012 Morgan LaMonica Timberlane Regional High School French Horn
2011 Madeleine Tucker Phillips Academy Cello
2010 Nicholas Goodwin Masconomet Regional High School Flute
2009 Alexa Sanfilippo Timberlane Regional High School Violin
2008 Michelle Stockman Timberlane Regional High School Flute
2007 Ashley Buckhout Haverhill High School Voice
2006 Emily Williams Phillips Academy Viola
2005 Nora Joy Schuetze Home-schooled Cello/Violin/Viola
2004 Jonathan Bennett Methuen High School Voice/Piano/Trumpet
2003 Joshua Peckins Masconomet Regional High School Violin
2002 Megan Burke Triton Regional High School Flute
2001 Celeste A. Brito Lawrence High School Voice
2000 Michael A. Teoli Salem NH High School Voice
1999 Catherine Lachance Timberlane Regional High School Oboe/Clarinet
1998 Thomas Cox Dracut High School Flute/Piccolo
1997 Sarah Consentino Methuen High School Voice
1996 Jodi Marie Faro Timberlane Regional High School Flute
1995 Emily Kluga Chelmsford High School Trumpet
1994 Francis E. Dolfe III Timberlane Regional High School Percussion
1993 Christopher Drelich Haverhill High School Piano/Organ
1992 Bridget Ferdinand Tewksbury High School Piano
1991 Kerrie Belluardo Methuen High School Piano/Voice
1990 Joseph Olefirowicz Central Catholic Organ
1989 Jessica McLaren Haverhill High School Voice