Georgina Joshi Fellowship

Through the generosity of the Georgina Joshi Foundation, the Joshi family has established the Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship, which creates a unique opportunity for an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSoM) voice student to study at the school for a period of one year. The Georgina Joshi Fellowship was established as a tribute to the memory of Georgina Joshi and to celebrate her life as a singer and her affiliation with the IU Jacobs School of Music.

The Graduate Fellowship will pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, living and local travel expenses, and other costs related to studying and living in Bloomington. This may include participating in cultural experiences, private coaching, travel and related expenses of auditioning, and other activities that would lead to the successful beginning of a professional singing career. The Fellowship is renewable for one (1) year. Renewal will be approved by the Jacobs School. More information is available here.

To be eligible for consideration for the award, a student must be enrolled at the IU Jacobs School of Music in a graduate voice degree or diploma program at the time of application. Students in good standing after one semester (or more) of graduate study at the Jacobs School will be eligible to apply for a Fellowship. The applicant must have at least one year of financial aid eligibility remaining.

It is the wish of the Joshi family that the recipient possess intellectual curiosity about music and the humanities in general, superior musical and vocal talent, and importantly, a warm and generous personality - in short, a singer whose life and outlook embodies the characteristics for which Georgina Joshi was known and admired, and that the recipient of the Fellowship embody the following characteristics, known as "Georgina's Path":

  • Enjoys the collaborative process in making music. This includes working with pianists, instrumentalists, composers, and other singers.
  • Enjoys performing a wide variety of musical styles: early music, contemporary music, chamber music, oratorio, song, opera, and Broadway in a variety of settings; the opera stage, recital halls, small ensemble, choirs, and intimate soirées.
  • Seeks to help music school students with their studies and preparations for recitals and concerts, and Indiana University students in general.
  • Enjoys mentoring younger students.
  • Understands the importance of mastering foreign languages and learning the history of music and heritage of composers.
  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity in the classroom and attends class enthusiastically.
  • Auditions for additional opportunities to perform as a soloist with choirs and ensembles, to sing in guest master classes, and to participate in special events at the Jacobs School of Music.
  • Understands the value of exposure to all forms of culture and the arts, and takes the initiative to attend exhibits, performances, and festival events.
  • Is comfortable interacting with teachers, administrators, and fellow students.
  • Recognizes the significance of the Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship and takes pride and pleasure in the award.
  • Takes time to learn about Georgina Joshi through conversations with those who knew her, by reading what has been written about her, and by listening to her recordings.
  • Shows the ability and desire to succeed.
  • Demonstrates a generosity of expression and a true joy in singing.
  • Is familiar with Georgina's life and recordings available here.