Hazel Barbano Music Award

Hazel Barbano Music Award

The Hazel Barbano Music Award is named after Soroptimist International of Marin County's long-time member who, for over 50 years has upheld the ideals of Soroptimist and has been a role model to all in this region of Soroptimist International of the Americas. This award program is designed to benefit talented girls and young women who seek an instrumental musical education. This $1000 monetary award will be given once a year in the spring.


Applications must be received by February 1st at the address listed below. Soroptimist members, their families and previous recipients of the award are ineligible. Applications submitted to any Soroptimist Club other than Soroptimist International of Marin County will not be considered.


Hazel Barbano Music Award flyer

Step One: Determine if you are eligible

Eligible applicants are young women:

  • who are currently between the ages of 17 and 23
  • who have demonstrated talent in the field of musical instruments
  • who are students in a Marin County public school

Step Two: Download and complete the application below.

The Hazel Barbano Music Award application form The Hazel Barbano Music Award application form (4005 KB)

Step Three: Mail in your application to:

Soroptimist International of Marin County
P.O. Box 150704
San Rafael, CA 94915-0704

If you have any questions, contact Molly Nugent at barbano-award@marinsoroptimist.org.

Hazel Barbano Music Award Application Form

* Required

Applicant Information


Please write an essay of up to 750 words describing your musical studies, your goals and how receiving this award will help you achieve your goals.

Additional Materials (Optional):

Please feel free to submit supporting materials that you think might help our judges in making their decision (for example, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc.).

Or you can mail your materials to: Soroptimist International of Marin County, P.O. Box 150704, San Rafael, CA 94915-0704. Make sure your name and phone number are on the materials. They will not be returned to you. If you are providing digital media, please provide three copies. Make sure that if mailing, your name and phone number are on all additional materials.

Required Recommendations:

Please mail two recommendations: one from your music instructor and a second from a person who knows you well and who can attest to your worthiness to receive this award. These should describe your particular talent and why you should be chosen to receive this award. Mail to: Soroptimist International of Marin County, P.O. Box 150704, San Rafael, CA 94915-0704 or email to: simarincounty@soroptimist.net. Make sure you include your name when mailing or emailing these requirements.

Yes, I agree.


  • I certify that all information provided in this application is complete and accurate. I will notify SIMC if there are any changes.
  • I understand that this award is taxable and will provide my social security number to SIMC for tax reporting purposes should I win this award.
  • I understand that my application and supporting materials will become the property of SIMC upon submission and that SIMC shall have the sole discretion in using these materials for the purpose of publication of the Hazel Barbano Award.

By typing your name below you adhere to the above requirements.

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