John R. Pandolfi
Scholarships & Study Grants

The Tri-County Music Association, Inc. is committed to supporting music in our community and is proud of the many scholarships it has given over the last 56 years. We are focused on helping student musicians pursue their goals and ultimately share the gift of music for years to come.


2021 Scholarship and Summer Grant Recipients

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Anna Teunis

TCMA wishes to congratulate Anna Teunis as a recipient of a 2021 John R. Pandolfi Scholarship and Summer Grant. Anna Teunis, a French horn player from Kingston, has been accepted into Harvard College to pursue a double major of music and an undetermined humanities field like linguistics and comparative literature. Teunis is a senior at Silver Lake Regional High School and chairperson of her school’s chapter of the Tri-M Honor Society. Teunis performs on French horn, piano, and mallets and has represented her school at the MMEA All State Music Festival for all four years of her high school career. Her performing experience also includes performing in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony, South Shore Conservatory Festival Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music, Hornithology Summer Horn Ensemble, Kingston Luminaries Volunteer Ensemble, and more.

Teunis also earned a summer grant through TCMA and attended the South Shore Conservatory Summer Music Festival Chamber Intensive Program.


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Mason Tucker

Congratulations to Marion native Mason Tucker on receiving a John R. Pandolfi Scholarship and Summer Study Grant. Tucker is a pianist from ORRHS, has been accepted into the University of Rhode Island to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance on piano. During Mason's tenure at Old Rochester Regional High School, Mason represented his school at the district and state level jazz bands, earned the ORRHS Excellence in Jazz Award, Woody Herman Jazz Award, and MAJE Outstanding Musician Award. Mason’s goal is to create music and entertain audiences as part of a local jazz band, ensemble, or as a member of the BSO.

This past summer Mason attended The Jazz Camp at Newport and the URI Marching Band Camp.

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Sofie Lopes

Congratulations to 2021 John R. Pandolfi Scholarship and Summer Study Grant recipient, Sofie Lopes. Sofie, a bass player and vocalist from New Bedford, has been accepted into Bridgewater State University to pursue a degree in Music Education. When at the Global Learning Charter Public School, Sofie spent most of her public school education learning how to play everything from flute to bass. Sofie has participated in programs such as Summer of Rock, Winter of Rock, Nashville Program, and Acoustic Expressions. Lopes has organized her own band called Reversed Perception where she writes original music, plays bass, and provides background vocals.

Awarded the 2021 Summer Grant, Lopes attended the Summer of Rock Music Program.

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Reece Ashley

The Tri-County Music Association wishes to congratulate Reece Ashley from Fall River on receiving a 2021 John R. Pandolfi Scholarship. A junior at Rhode Island College, Ashley is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Tuba Music Performance. He has performed with the Saint Cecilia Portuguese Band, New England Intercollegiate Band Festival, and numerous groups on campus including jazz combos, tuba ensemble, big band, low brass ensembles, symphony orchestra, and wind ensemble. Ashley’s goal is to pursue a master’s degree in Music Education after he builds up a repertoire of performing experiences that he can use in his teaching.

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Wyatt Crosby

Tri-County Music Association wishes to congratulate Wyatt Crosby from Dennis-Yarmouth, on receiving a 2021 John R. Pandolfi Scholarship. Finishing his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island, Crosby is pursuing a double major in Music Education and Double Bass Performance. Crosby has performed with URI’s Marching Band, Big Band, Orchestra, Jazz Combo, and Concert Band while earning a spot on this year’s Dean’s List. He is excited about the idea of becoming a music educator and is looking forward to when we can be back on stage performing together.

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Ana Rodrigues

The Tri-County Music Association wishes to congratulate Ana Rodrigues on receiving a 2021 John R. Pandolfi Summer Grant. An oboist from Taunton, Rodrigues attended the South Shore Conservatory Summer music Festival Chamber Intensive Program and participated in an intensive oboe reed making seminar.


John R. Pandolfi Scholarship and
Summer Grant Application Guidelines

The Tri-County Music Association, Inc. is offering conditional scholarships to students attending a four-year college or university as a music major. Summer study grants are also available for high school students who wish to further their musical experiences through advanced lessons, clinics, or other projects deemed appropriate. Students’ families must be residents of the Tri-County area (Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable).

Previous applicants/recipients may reapply and it is strongly recommended that you provide new/current references with your new application.

Applications are due April 1st. Selections and notifications will be made in May. Scholarships will be awarded following the successful completion of the fall semester of musical studies.

John R. Pandolfi College Scholarship Applications:

Each applicant must submit the following:

  1. A letter of introduction including your interests and plans for the future. Letters should be no longer than 250 words.
  2. A resume of your musical background and experience
  3. Three Letters of reference
  4. A copy of the acceptance letter from the college you will be attending in the fall. If timing makes this impossible, a listing of your applications with plans to attend.

Scholarship Applications can be submitted at: https://goo.gl/forms/Jlo4xb3gR5HeV2U43

John R. Pandolfi Summer Study Grant Applications:

Each applicant must submit the following:

  1. A letter of introduction including your interests and plans for the future. Letters should be no longer than 250 words.
  2. A resume of your musical experiences both in and out of school
  3. One Letter of recommendation (Please note: this person cannot financially benefit from this grant)
  4. Requested amount needed for the project
  5. An explanation as to what the money will go to and how you will benefit.

Summer Grant Applications can be submitted at: https://goo.gl/forms/Ar3h0MvvpxYxlMD83

Pease feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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