Jacksonville Symphony announces scholarship


The Jacksonville Symphony has announced a $500 Usher Scholarship for students interested in symphonic music and/or the performing arts. This scholarship provides students with valuable exposure and experience in the performing arts world while supporting their educational journey.

“We are thrilled to offer this scholarship to students interested in the arts and provide them access to exceptional symphonic music during their time volunteering,” said Steven Libman, president and CEO. “Our dedicated volunteers are one of the cornerstones of the symphony’s success, and we’re excited to welcome more students.”

The symphony’s strong volunteer usher corps contributes significantly to making every event in Jacoby Symphony Hall run smoothly and play an integral role in the Jacksonville Symphony’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

Eligible students must be high school juniors or seniors, or college students of any level, currently residing in Duval and its surrounding counties. Preference will be given to those actively involved in music, the arts or enrolled in a performing arts degree program. Applicants must also be willing to provide excellent customer service to symphony patrons by performing ushering duties at a variety of symphony events.

There are five scholarships available for the 2023-24 season. Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a two-hour usher training program and usher 10 performances in Jacoby Symphony Hall, providing knowledgeable, friendly and personal service to patrons at all times.

To learn more and apply for the Jacksonville Symphony Usher Scholarship, complete the online application at jaxsymphony.org/usher-scholarship.

Applications for the 2023-24 season will be accepted until Aug. 31. Scholarship recipients will be notified in September.