Kerope Zildjian Scholarship

The Zildjian family is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition for 2010.

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:

  • A $5000 college tuition award
  • An all expense paid trip to Zildjian's world headquarters
  • A variety of complimentary cymbals
  • A one year subscription to the Percussive Arts Society

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

Good luck!

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