Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and encouragement in opera and classical music, and to promote music education for students, including financial support.

Proud sponsor of the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program

The Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program has begun accepting applications

Student Eligibility Highlights: 

Read full eligibility requirements by downloading the full document.

Attention Music Educator or Guidance Counselor  (Learn more)

Dear Music Educators and Guidance Counselors:

We are very excited to announce that we will be conducting the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program sponsored by the Opera Club of the Villages again this year.

We are also proud to announce that we will again award substantial music scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties. This year, the first prize will be a music scholarship of up to $12,000, second place will be up to $10,000, third up to $8,000 and fourth prize will be up to $6,000. We hope that one of your graduating seniors will be a Schwartz Scholarship winner.

Both instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to participate. Specific requirements are outlined on the enclosed flyer listing eligibility criteria. In addition to this document, we are also enclosing the actual application form to be filled out by candidates. Please distribute these materials to your senior music students. Additional copies are also available on our website,

This year the undersigned will be serving as Chair of the Harold S Schwartz Music Scholarship Committee. We are happy to administer this wonderful program and we are committed to providing the opportunity to win a Schwartz Music Scholarship to as many talented young musicians as possible.

Please contact me at the email address listed below if you have any questions.


Pearl Kosa

Chair, Harold S. Schwartz Scholarship Committee