For over a century the Pacific Musical Society & Foundation has nurtured the growth of gifted musicians by awarding merit-based scholarships to promising students in the Bay Area and surrounding regions. Each year we hold a competition for instrumentalists, pianists, vocalists, and composers in various age categories. Winners receive scholarship awards to support their ongoing musical education. The results are announced at a public concert in which our first place winners perform and their scholarship prizes are awarded.

For the 2019 competition, we will be adding a new category to the competition for chamber music (string quartets and piano trios), and making some adjustments to the existing categories. Please see the entry information for more details!

2018 Competition Winners

Photos and Videos from our 2017 Winners Concert

Sample List of Past Winners (2017-2009)



The 2018 competition has been completed. A full list of our 2018 winners can be found here. Information on our 2019 competition will be published by the end of November.