Friends of Music

FOM Scholarships

Friends of Music (FOM) scholarships are available to Cal State LA students who major in music, are enrolled full-time, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Typically, FOM scholarship recipients are students who excel academically and are developing their musical talents. After graduating many of these students go on to successful careers as composers, performers, conductors, studio musicians and music educators.  

Recent Scholarship Recipients:  2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2003 | 2002

  To learn more about applying for FOM Scholarships, CLICK HERE.

Friends of Music members:  You may specify a particular scholarship, if you wish, when you send in your annual contribution. Established scholarships are as follows:  

Scholarship Title

Intended Recipient

Mary Levin Cutler

Violin or vocal performance


Berniece DeLong

Music or theatre


East Meets West

Interest in Eastern and Western music


Lu Elrod / Keith Snyder

Music education / Vocal performance


Michael Feinstein

American popular song / Piano and vocal performance


Founders (Ellen & Hilard Kravitz)

Musicology / Vocal performance


Robert M. Fowells

Choral conducting / Organ performance


George & Ira Gershwin

Vocal / Instrumental performance


John A. Greenlee



Woody Herman / Stan Kenton



Dan Howell

Graduate students in commercial music


Charles Hubbard Fellowship

Graduate students in music


Byong-kon Kim / Sol & Ethel Levenson

Composition / Musical theatre


Florence LaRue

Opera / Musical theatre


Roy Main / Olga Termini

Brass / Vocal performance / Musicology


Rick Martel

Musical theatre / Opera


Susann McDonald

Harp / String performance


Mona Paulee

Vocal performance


Leonard Pennario

Piano performance


Ellen Rainier

Music education


Kathryn Strassburg

Opera / Musical theater


Robert Strassburg Fellowship

Graduate students in composition / Piano performance


Maurine Timmerman / Michael Fruchter

Music education


Victor Turecek

Opera / Vocal performance


Harry Warren



Enor Watson



Patti Wiggins / Richard McComb

Music education / Piano or vocal performance


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