Margriet Tindemans Early Strings Scholarship
The Margriet Tindemans Early Strings Scholarship was established by Early Music America in 2018 to honor the life and work of the late Margriet Tindemans (1951-2014), a master of early stringed instruments and a shining figure in the field of early music. The Scholarship will provide support for graduate study outside North America that focuses on medieval, Renaissance, or baroque stringed instruments.
Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, a biennial Scholarship will be awarded to a dedicated student whose proposal reflects originality, versatility, and depth and breadth of study. Enrollment in a school or university abroad is not required unless this is an integral part of the year's study. Proposals may include advanced study of one or more languages and relevant historical culture. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of musical accomplishment in order to be considered.
- Applicants should have graduated with a bachelor's or master’s degree in music, or be due to graduate in the spring of 2019.
- Applicants must be permanently based in North America.
- Early Music America membership is required of all applicants. (Historical performance students qualify for a one-year complimentary student membership. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
The application period for 2019-2020 is now closed. Applications for 2021-2022 will be available beginning Fall 2020.
- Completed application form
- Personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words
- Detailed budget for your proposed course of study
- Online video with three contrasting samples of your musicianship, not to exceed 15 minutes total in length. (The judges’ main consideration is to clearly hear the work of the candidate, to be able to judge your sound, musicality, understanding of language and creative ideas.)
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers or other professionals familiar with your qualifications for this Scholarship.
- Tuition and fees for a one-year course of study
- Language and cultural study programs, if applicable
- Living expenses
- Project-related travel expenses, including round-trip transportation
- Reasonable miscellaneous expenses (to be detailed in applicant’s proposed budget)
- Purchase, repair, or insurance of instruments
- Personal medical expenses incurred abroad
- Visas and residence permits, if required