Music Scholarship Application

The Sister Dorothea Penta Music Scholarship is a $500 annual award for eligible music department students. Students must be enrolled in a music-performance class each year at East Catholic, maintain an “A” average in all music classes and a 3.0 GPA overall, and perform at all concerts, festivals, and events required of the group(s) in which they are participating.

We will be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year up until June 15, 2020. Please contact Mr. Brudz at with any questions. 

Please Submit

For consideration for the Sister Dorothea Penta Music Scholarship, please complete the online application on this page. In addition, we require

  1. A written personal statement by the student (500 words or fewer) explaining why he/she wants to participate in music at East Catholic, how music has affected his/her life, and what he/she would like to get out of his/her time in music in high school
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's current band director/music teacher. The letter may be submitted via the application below or mailed directly to:
  3. East Catholic High School
    Attn: Music Department
    115 New State Rd.
    Manchester, CT 06042

  4. A video submission (via YouTube, similar website, or email) of you performing the CMEA middle school eastern region audition scales and solos for your instrument/voice. The list of solos and scales may be found at the CMEA website. Please provide the video link in the application below, or email your video to David Brudz.


Do you take private lessons?
Do you participate in band/choir at your current school?
Have you had the opportunity to perform as a musician outside of a school setting such as in your church or at community events?
If it is not online, please email the video to David Brudz and indicate above that it will be sent via email.