Previously known as The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society
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Burnt Hills Oratorio Society Announces Annual High School Vocal Scholarship Competition

The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) will hold its 23rd annual vocal scholarship competition for high school seniors. Two scholarships will be awarded along with the opportunity to perform in an upcoming BHOS concert May 17, 2020. The winner will receive a $1500 scholarship and the second-place winner will receive a $1000 scholarship. Applicants need not be planning a career in music, but the scholarships are intended to facilitate the continued study of singing in college.

To be eligible, all candidates must complete an application form which is available on our website or by contacting
Susanne Margono at or by mail at
187 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

The two winners shall provide the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society the address of the college or university program to which they have been accepted. The scholarships will be forwarded, in their names, directly to the institutions.


Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

The winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition.

Two works are to be prepared: one from the current NYSSMA Manual levels 4, 5, or 6; the other of the student’s choosing. Applicants must provide their own accompanist. Taped accompaniments are not allowed.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Margono at any of the addresses listed above.