Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras



KUBTEC Bob & Dorothy Genualdi Scholarship for 2017-18 season

A scholarship in memory of Bob & Dorothy Genualdi, who gave so much to GBYO and the local music community, will be provided through the generosity of KUBTEC, a local company based in Stratford, CT. 

The KUBTEC Bob & Dorothy Genualdi Scholarship will be awarded to students who meet criteria based upon merit and financial need.  Even if you do not qualify for a GBYO financial aid award, you may qualify for a Genualdi Scholarship. 

If you wish to be considered for a Genualdi Scholarship, please submit the Genualdi application (includes a short essay) in addition to a financial aid application (applications will be available soon!) by Sept. 16, 2017.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions in October at which time membership accounts may be adjusted. Preference will be given to students new to GBYO.


We are pleased to announce financial assistance for a limited number of musicians for our 2018 Scotland/Iceland trip. Students will be selected for assistance through an application process.

Eligibility requirements

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Member of Symphony, Principal or Jazz ensemble in 2017-18 season;
  • Member of GBYO for at least one season prior to 2017-18 season;
  • Junior or Senior in high school in 2017-18 school year;
  • Never been on a GBYO international trip;
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance.
  • Students applying for trip assistance do not need to qualify for general GBYO financial aid. 

Application process

To apply for trip assistance, fill out the regular GBYO financial assistance form with backup tax documents and submit it with an essay about why you want to travel with GBYO and what benefits you expect from the experience. You may also include how you will contribute to the group.

Deadline for trip assistance application is Sept. 30, 2017. Recipients will be notified of the amount of the award before the early bird discount window closes in the fall.


The following scholarships were available in 2016-17 and may be available again in 2017-18. Check the sponsor websites for information.


2017 Marianne Liberatore Scholarship Competition

Application Deadline March 31st, 2017
Final Round April 30th • 3 pm Pequot Library Auditorium

Music for Youth announces the 2017 Marianne Liberatore Memorial Scholarship Competition for High School junior and senior instrumentalists who reside in Fairfield County.  Music for Youth was the creation of Marianne Liberatore and friends with the goal of bringing classical music, professionally performed, into the lives of young people in Fairfield County.  This competition is in honor of Marianne and the gift of music she gave to our community through the Free Young Persons’ Concerts and school residency and exchange programs.

New England Music Camp

New England Music Camp offers select Merit Scholarships to all GBYO musicians who audition live at Westport Music Center on Jan. 28, 2017. To register for an audition time, please contact Matthew Wiggin at

NEMC also offers a wide variety of other Scholarships and Financial Aid assistance. To get more information, please visit the camp website, at You will find all Financial Aid information under the Rates/Dates tab.

Chamber Music Central

CMC is a chamber music school in Westport, CT, founded by Millette Alexander.  Annually, CMC awards a dedicated Summer Festival Merit Scholarship for a GBYO member.

The CHELISAM Foundation 

2016 Dr. Robert L. Bernard Memorial Prize for Promise for a Musician Studying a Healing Science


The CHELISAM scholarship is not being offered for 2017.