By Jordan Liffengren Published March 5, 2010
This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student percussionist who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate music program.
At the same time, establishing this scholarship is an opportunity for the family to pay tribute to Kerope, who presided over one of the most-storied periods in Zildjian history. From 1865 until his death in 1909 in Constantinople, Kerope continued to develop the classic K. Zildjian sound, coveted by the world's greatest percussionists. In memory of Kerope's deep commitment to the art of craftsmanship, the Zildjian family established this scholarship to encourage and reward percussionists in their pursuit of performing excellence.
The 2010 Scholarship winner will receive the following:
Everything you need to enter the Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition can be downloaded with the following links:
Watch this video with Zildjian's Director of Education and Orchestral Activities Worldwide, Keith Aleo, playing, discussing and giving tips on the 2010 Kerope Scholorship Cymbal Etude. You can also visit the Zildjian iTunes Educational Podcast (will launch iTunes) to download the podcast of Keith Aleo walking you through the process and the Cymbal Etude. Load it on your portable device and bring it with you into the practice room!
Application deadline: June 4th, 2010
Winner will be notified by: August 13th, 2010