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Choral Singers Scholarships 

San Antonio Mastersingers Choral Scholars
Celebrating local singers.

New this season, the San Antonio Mastersingers are pleased to award talented collegiate vocal students who are passionate about choral music and committed to excellence in choral performance in the greater San Antonio area. Choral Scholars must be enrolled as a music major in a greater San Antonio university or college and demonstrate a high level of musicianship and vocal technique.  Scholars participate in the full concert season and enjoy mentorship and networking opportunities. 

We are happy to announce our first two Choral Scholars, Carlin Alspaugh and De'Von O'Neal.


Soprano Caelin Alspaugh is studying music at Northwest Vista College and is a member of the Ariana Reyna-Acosta Vocal Studio. A graduate of Health Careers High School, she was a member of the Varsity Women’s Choir, a choir officer, and a soprano section leader. She garnered several accolades and awards through UIL, TMEA All-State, and other scholarships such as the San Antonio College "Music With Friends" scholarship. Caelin also studies piano with Paul Jensen and hopes to earn a Bachelors in Music Education. She has plans to direct at the high school level and impact the lives of students in a profound and positive way. This is Carlin's first season with the San Antonio Mastersingers.

Caelin Alspaugh
Choral Scholar


Tenor De'Von O'Neal is an undergraduate Music Education major in the School of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a voice student of Professor John Nix and a member of the UTSA Chamber Choir.

De'Von O'Neal
Choral Scholar

Irma Taute Scholarship
Celebrating young voices.

Each season San Antonio Mastersingers awards the Irma Taute Scholarship in honor of longtime Mastersingers member and former Board Chair Irma Taute.  This need-based scholarship is awarded to one middle-school or high-school student in the Advanced Choirs of The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Mrs. Taute served as Associate Director of the Children’s Chorus from 1996-2015, conducting the high school group in the CCSA Advanced Choirs. The Irma Taute Scholarship supports the work of The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, a frequent collaborator with the Mastersingers.

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