Early Music America offers scholarships to performers at all levels of experience to support attendance at early music workshops in the United States and Canada. 

Due to the global health crisis, we have closed the Annual Workshop Scholarships for 2020 and 2021 and hope to offer them again in 2022.

Application Process


  • Early Music America membership is required of all applicants.
  • Historical performance students qualify for a one-year complimentary student membership. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact EMA.
  • No age limit and no requirement to be an enrolled student.
  • 2019 Annual Workshop Scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply again in 2022.

Materials to be Submitted

  • Contact Information
  • Education Information
  • Workshop Information
  • Short Personal Essay
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Music Selections
  • List of Works Performed

Application Instructions and Information

  • Completed application
  • Letters or Recommendation
  • If you are applying for multiple workshops, you must submit a separate application for each workshop.

While the monetary amounts of these scholarships are set between $500-$1,000, the number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the judges based on the applicant pool received.

Questions may be sent to EMA at info@earlymusicamerica.org.

We highly encourage you to submit your application several days prior to the deadline, so we can resolve any issues in a timely matter. We will not be able to accept any applications after the deadline has passed.

Early Music America also offers biennial scholarships to support advanced study in the early music field. Learn more.

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