Education & Community

The Naples Orchestra & Chorus Student Scholarship Program

Since its founding, in 1994, The Naples Orchestra & Chorus has had a scholarship program for high school age students in Collier and Lee Counties.  Talented instrumental and voice students are invited to audition and perform in the chorus or orchestra and gain the experience and expertise of trained musicians.

Opportunities to Perform

Rehearsing and performing among experienced musicians is an instructive experience, helping students gain proficiency and confidence.  No dues are collected from students; in fact, the most deserving students are given small stipends or awards to encourage them to continue their musical studies.  Over the last few years the program has been expanded to include middle school, high school and college level students.

The Ralph Stewart Student Scholarship

The Ralph Stewart Student Scholarship, administered through the Stabile Endowment Fund, is an award given to NOC high school seniors who participate in NOC and plan to continue their music education at the college level.

The Naples Orchestra & Chorus will award up to $2,000 in college scholarships during the 2014-15 season.

Students interested in the RALPH STEWART STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP are invited to learn about it.  Eligible students may apply.  Please complete the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION to be considered.  If you have questions, please contact:  Nick Huber, Scholarship Manager, at

2014 Scholarship recipients – Simmy Shim, Pianist & Gustavo Romero, Trombonist

The Naples Orchestra and Chorus awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area high schools seniors to continue their musical studies in college. The Ralph Stewart Scholarships were given to Simmy Shim, pianist, and Gustavo Romero, trombonist, at the March 22 and 23 concerts at Lely High School. Funding for the awards was donated by the Jim and Linda Lee Family Foundation and by Bill and Jackie Mears. More NEWS…