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Summer Workshop Scholarship

Summer Workshop Scholarships

Summer Workshop Scholarships

Early Music America offers student scholarships every year to support attendance at early music workshops in the United States and Canada. There are two levels available: $1,000 for students starting out in early music and $1,250 for more experienced students of early music.

Recipients Level 1

2018 LEVEL 1 RECIPIENT

Shuang Yu

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Mannes School of Music
WORKSHOP:
Early Keyboard Institute, University of Michigan

Recipients Level 2

2018 LEVEL 2 RECIPIENTS

Darina Ablogina

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
WORKSHOP:
American Bach Soloists Academy

Butter Quartet

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Royal Conservatory of The Hague
WORKSHOP:
Evolution of the String Quartet, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity

Margaret Carpenter-Haigh

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Case Western Reserve University
WORKSHOP:
American Bach Soloists Academy

Marilyn Winkle

CURRENT SCHOOL:
USC Thornton School of Music
WORKSHOP:
Roman de Fauvel Workshop at Amherst Early Music Festival

Past recipients

PAST RECIPIENTS

2017

Veronika Anissimova
Maximilien Brisson
Gemma Goday Díaz-Corralejo
Joseph Harris
Liz Vivian Loayaza Herrera
Hanbyeol Lee
Carter Tholl
Zuguang Xiao
Sydney ZumMallen

2016

Mary Arendt
Sarah Bliele
Katherine Boardman
Joyce Chen
Jena Gardner
Chloe Kim
Maryse Legault
Nicholas Loucks
Marie Nadeau-Tremblay

2015

Jessica Korotkin
Daniel Mireles
Jonathan Slade
Alice Culin-Ellison
Sarah Lodico
Arnie Tonimoto
David Dickey
Bryan Lane
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

2014

Michael Manning
Mariana Mevans
Arian Vriens
Sallynee Amawat
Amy Belknap
Cynthia Black
Christopher Grills
Joshua Romatowski
Corey Shotwell

2013

Gabriel Benton
Vanessa Castillo
Ryan Gallagher
Fiona Gillespie
Heather Holmquest
Sarah Huebsch
Joseph Monticello
Andrew Padgett
Alize Rozsnyai
James Williamson

2012

Megan Chartrand
Carlos Cuestas
Ching Yi Denise Fan
Brennan Hall
Allen Hamrick
Lindsay McIntosh
Lindsey McLennan
Michael Pecak
Annabeth Shirley
Christine Wilkinson

2011

Gabriel Benton
Shin Hwang
Emily Lau
Sarah Meyer
Jessica Petrus
Maria Raffaele
John Romey
Niccolo Seligmann
Amy Shen
Beilang Zhu

2010

Liliana Castelblanco
Laura Cleveland
Caitlin Dawson
Lucy Fitz Gibbon
Ariana Mason
Maria Jose Romero
Robert Warner

2009

Michel Angers
Bryan Duerfeldt
Stephen Gamboa
Salome Sandoval McNutt
Ka-Wai Yu
Patrick Jones
Sian Ricketts

2008

Andrew Arceci
Lydia Brotherton
Hélène Brunet
Luke Conklin
James Augustine "Gus" Mercante

2007

Suzanne Anderson
Hsuan Chang
Paul Kieffer
Andrew Fouts
Alexa Raine-Wright

2006

Adam Bregman
Janelle Davis
Dianna Grabowski
Everett Redburn
Yulia Van Doren

2005

Dalyn Cook
Yura Nakajima
Laura Osterlund

2004

Brandi Berry
Liam Byrne
Debra Nagy

2003

Mahan Esfahani
David Giusti
Andrew Levy

2002

Ghislaine Deschambault
Charlotte Dobbs
John Rush

2001

Benjamin Katz
Vivien Shotwell
Hideki Yamaya

2000

Felix Deak
Daphna Mor
Joanna Morton
Adam Pearl

1999

Risa Kawabata
Alicia Kravitz
Ilya Poletaev

1998

Fania Schwebel
Héctor Sequera


Application Process

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligible Applicants

Applications are open to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. Students must be enrolled full-time during the spring term of the application deadline.
Both Level 1 & 2 scholarships must support attendance at early music workshops in the United States and Canada only.

Students must be a member of EMA in order to apply. 2017 EMA Summer Scholarships recipients will not be eligible to apply for the same level in 2018 and may re-apply for funding in 2019. However, 2017 Level 1 recipients may apply for a Level 2 scholarship in 2018.

There are two types of scholarships offered for summer workshops:

Level 1 Scholarships:

For students seeking to develop skills and gain experience in early music performance, typically as part of a broader musical education.
Required Materials: (Level 1)

  1. Contact information.
  2. Education information.
  3. Workshop information.
  4. A brief essay in which you describe your musical background, your specific experience with early music, and how the further exploration of early music performance will enhance your development as a musician. Word Limit: 300 Min 500 Max
  5. One confidential recommendation ideally from a teacher who can comment on your experience in early music; if that’s not possible, then from a principal music teacher who can comment on your work more broadly and suitability for early music study.
  6. A total of 5 minutes of audio and/or video demonstrating your early music performance skills. The submissions must be unedited, preferably from a live performance (with applause deleted), and can include up to 5 short selections in which you are the featured performer. Please submit your performance recordings via YouTube or SoundCloud. You can upload one document that includes links to your music selections.
  7. The list of work(s) performed in #6.

Level 2 Scholarships:

For advanced students already experienced in the study and performance of early music, typically aspiring to a professional level of attainment.
Required Materials: (Level 2)

  1. Contact information.
  2. Education information.
  3. Workshop information.
  4. A brief essay in which you describe your background in early music performance, your specific goals as an early music performer, and how the scholarship and workshop will help you attain them. Word Limit: 300 Min 500 Max
  5. One confidential recommendation, from a teacher who can comment on your experience in early music and suitability for further study.
  6. Up to 15 minutes of audio and/or video demonstrating your early music performance skills. The submissions must be unedited, preferably from a live performance (with applause deleted), and can include up to 5 short selections in which you are the featured performer. Please submit your performance recordings via YouTube or SoundCloud links. You can upload one document that includes links to your music selections.
  7. The list of work(s) performed in #6.

Students can submit an application for more than one workshop. If you are applying for multiple workshops, you must submit a separate application for each workshop. Students must choose either Level 1 or Level 2 when applying for each workshop. Students are not eligible to submit the same workshop application for both levels.
Judging
Applications are reviewed by an anonymous panel of judges and award announcements will be made by the end of May 2018.
Award
While the monetary amounts of these scholarships are set, the number of awards to be given will be determined by the judges based on the applicant pool received.Level 1: $1,000, Level 2: $1,250
Application
Thank you for applying for a Summer Workshop Scholarship. The application process is now closed.


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