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, chamber groups, and composers in various age categories. For most categories, the competition requires entrants demonstrate significant musical skill and versatility by performing a variety of selections in styles from baroque to modern. Finalists are selected and perform for our competition judges and the public in an exciting live finals. Winners receive scholarship awards to support their ongoing musical education. See highlights of the stellar performances from the 2019 Competition Finals below: 


2019 Competition Winners

2019 Competition Finalists

2018 Competition Winners

Photos and Videos from our 2017 Winners Concert

Sample List of Past Winners (2009-2017)


Thanks to all who participated in our 2019 Annual Competition and congratulations again to the winners!

We're busy working on the plans for our 2020 Annual Competition and will be posting more information and entry details this fall. Stay tuned!