This scholarship program was established to provide young music students with an opportunity to attend a summer music camp which they would otherwise not be able to afford. One student, age 10-16, is offered a scholarship to the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Colorado. Students must demonstrate both musical promise and financial need. To be considered, students must submit an application to the Perry-Mansfield School in Steamboat Springs, CO: 1-800-430-ARTS or
The NFMC offers awards for summer study at a number of camps, including but not limited to: The Aspen School and Festival, Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Music School, Interlochen Arts Camp, Music Academy of the West, Opera in the Ozarks, the Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Awards range from $175-$3000. Age limits range from 10-30.
Summer Music Scholarships will assist members who will attend recognized summer programs of music study in the United States or abroad. Scholarships will be applied directly to recipient's tuition for program/school in US dollars. Ten scholarships will be awarded, up to $1,000 each. An applicant may only apply for one program per summer. Institution grants include:
  • Aspen National Vocal Scholarship ($1,000). This $1,000 scholarship for study at the Aspen Music Festival is based on talent only and is determined by the facility. For more information, contact Ms. Sarah Babb Mazur, Admissions at 970/925-3254.
  • Brevard Music Center ($1,000). The winner of the $1,000 scholarship is determined by the facility. For information, contact Brevard Music Center, PO Box 312, Brevard, NC 28712. Telephone: 828/884-2011.
  • Chautauqua Music Scholarship ($1,000). The $1,000 Chautauqua Institution Scholarship rotates each year—Instrumental, Voice, Piano. The winner is determined by the facility and returns the following summer to perform as a soloist. For more information, contact Mr. Richard R. Redington, VP for Education and Planning at 716/357-6200.
  • Eastern Music Festival and School String Fellowship
  • Interlochen Center of the Arts ($1,000). This $1,000 scholarship is for a female high school music student. Winners are determined by the facility located in Interlochen, Michigan. For more information contact Kate Olson, Director for Development, Interlochen Center for the Arts, at 231.276.7611.


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