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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

2017 LEVEL 1 RECIPIENTS

Joseph Harris

Joseph Harris

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Oklahoma City University
WORKSHOP:
The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute
Liz Vivian Loayza Herrera

Liza Loayza Herrera

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Michigan State University
WORKSHOP:
Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute
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Carter Tholl

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Wichita State University
WORKSHOP:
institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop

Zuguang Xiao

Zuguan Xiao

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Mannes School of Music
WORKSHOP:
Academy of Fortepiano Performance

Recipients Level 2

2017 LEVEL 2 RECIPIENTS

Veronika Anissimova

Veronika Anissimova

CURRENT SCHOOL:
University of Toronto
WORKSHOP:
American Bach Soloists Academy
Maximilien Brisson

Maximilien Brisson

CURRENT SCHOOL:
McGill University/Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
WORKSHOP:
Madison Early Music Festival - Advanced Loud Band Intensive
Gemma Goday Díaz-Corralejo

Gemma Goday Diaz Corralejo

CURRENT SCHOOL:
University of Washington
WORKSHOP:
Berwick Academy
Hanbyeol Lee

Hanbyeol Lee

CURRENT SCHOOL:
Temple University
WORKSHOP:
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute
Sydney ZumMallen

Sydney ZumMallen

CURRENT SCHOOL:
University of North Texas
WORKSHOP:
International Baroque Institute at Longy

Past recipients

PAST RECIPIENTS

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: $1,000Level 2: $1,250
Application
Thank you for applying for a Summer Workshop Scholarship. The application process is now closed. Those selected for a workshop scholarship will be notified by the end of May 2018.

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