Sacramento Master Singers Scholarship for Young Choral Singers 2024

The Sacramento Master Singers Scholarship for Young Choral Singers (formerly known as the Asya Pleskach Scholarship) is designed to support and encourage choral singers from ages 14-22 from the greater Sacramento area (Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin and Amador counties). Participants should be a current or recent (within the last 2 years) member of their school choir, church choir or community choir, and show commitment to and leadership in the choral arts.

Scholarship Process

Step 1: Record a video of your audition song and upload to YouTube.

Step 2: Complete the Online Application. This will include a high-resolution headshot, and a signed Media Release Form, and the URL for your video performance.

Step 3: Applicants’ current or recent Choral Director should  submit the Letter of Recommendation Form (Be sure to give your reference reasonable time to submit this!).

Step 4: Top applicants in each age category will be invited to an finalists interview, live audition, and feedback session held in person.

Showcase Opportunity: The Sacramento Master Singers will NOT be hosting YouthSing! this year. There is still potential for one or more of the overall top applicants to sing with the Sacramento Master Singers, which will be announced.

Scholarship Awards

Reapplication Restrictions: 
If you have placed 1st in any age category, you can no longer apply for that same category. Only once you age into a new category do you qualify to apply again to our program. If you have placed 2nd or 3rd, but never 1st, you are welcome to reapply for the same category.

Ages: 14-16

  • First place – $200
  • 2nd place – $100
  • 3rd place – $50

Ages: 17-19

  • First place – $400
  • 2nd place – $200
  • 3rd place – $100

Ages: 20-22

  • First place – $750
  • 2nd place – $400
  • 3rd place – $200

For all age categories:

Congratulations to our 2024 Winners!

Ages 14-16

1st Place: Katherine Hwang
2nd Place: Lucy Lederer
3rd Place: Misha Lucina
Commendation Award: Tiara Ganguly

Ages 17-19

1st Place: Linnea Tamaki
2nd Place: Natalie Odell

Ages 20-22

1st Place: Jordan Yang
2nd Place: Mia Janosik