Senior Scholarship Competition


The Senior Scholarship Competition is for a graduating senior, planning to continue music instruction.  This competition is open to voice, instrumental, piano and organ students. The student's teacher must be a CNYAMT member in good standing for no less than three consecutive years. 

2021 Winners

Hannah Sywulski ~ Voice

Student of Laura Enslin 

First Prize of $1,000

Hannah Sywulski, voice, lives in Brewerton, NY, and is a senior at Paul V. Moore High School. She has worked with her voice teacher, Laura Enslin, for her entire high school career and has taken piano and French horn with Joyce Lindsley for the past 8 years. She was accepted into Conference All-State in 2019 (Mixed Choir) and 2020 (Treble Choir), as well as NAfME All-Eastern in 2020 (Treble Choir). Hannah was also the second runner-up in Upper High School Classical Voice for NATS in the New York Eastern Region 2020. She was nominated for the “Rising Star” Award in the 2018 Syracuse High School Theatre Awards for her performance as Mae Peterson in "Bye Bye Birdie." On the weekends, Hannah works at Syracuse Children’s Theatre, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educational theatre, as a music director. She has recently music directed Moana JR., The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition, 101 Dalmatians KIDS, and Alice @ Wonderland. To give back to her community, Hannah founded “The Brewerton Elementary Drama Program” her freshman year of high school, and has put on a musical each year with 3rd-5th graders at Brewerton Elementary, including Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood, Seussical JR. and Quarantine Cabaret.

Gerard McCrohan, voice, is a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. He is studying voice with Laura Enslin, piano with Ida Tili-Trebicka, and has studied trombone with Dave DiGennaro. He is a member of his school's chorale, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and jazz choir. He has also participated in F-M musicals for the past four years. This past year, Gerard was selected for the NAFME All-National Choir, placed 1st in the NATS Fingerlakes TBB Vocal Competition, second in the NATS Eastern Region TBB Vocal Competition, and second in the CNYAMT Vocal Competition. Gerard will go on to study vocal performance at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Gerard McCrohan ~ Voice

Student of Laura Enslin

Second Prize of $500

Application Deadline:  The completed application, entry fee, and entrant biography must be mailed (postmarked) or hand delivered to the competition chairperson by February 15, 2022.
No late entries will be accepted for any reason. 
A link to your YouTube audition video must be emailed to the competition chairperson by midnight on March 1, 2022 to
No late entries will be accepted for any reason.
Competition Chairperson:
Dana DiGennaro
241 Marsh Drive
DeWitt, NY 13214 (315) 254-9995


 2022 Senior Scholarship Competition Application