St. James Concert Series

Bringing great music to the Sierra foothills, Sonora area
for 45 years.


This year's scholarship competition has been canceled due to the shelter-in-place restrictions.

It is the goal of the St. James Concert Series to encourage and enable students of classical music to further their education and develop their skills. To that end, the Sierra Music Scholarship offers financial aid to students of classical music who are involved in private study. Recipients are from Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.

The Scholarship fund, managed by the Sonora Area Foundation, was established in 1998 and to date has made 71 awardes totaling $18,900 to students in the Tuolumne/Calaveras area. Recipients include instrumental and vocal students studying with local teachers.

Scholarships are awarded in two age categories:
10 to 14, and 15 to 20. In each age category the awards are $500 for first place and $400 for second place.

Scholarship recipients will perform as part of the TBD concert featured on the St. James Concert Series.

Tax deductible donations may be made to Sonora Area Foundation and marked for Sierra Music Scholarship Fund.

Get more information Application and Audition details. Get the application forms here.

Note: The scholarship competitions have been canceled until further notice due to the COVID restrictions.