In 2017, Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music is pleased to offer scholarships to aspiring and deserving young musicians with an interest in “jamming” or improvising. Ten, $300.00 scholarships will be awarded to students studying guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass or violin. Students will be accepted into the program based on the following criteria:
• Students ranging in age from 8-18 may apply to the program by completing the application form with parental consent and an additional recommendation from either a member of Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, a school music teacher or a community musician who agrees that the student will take the program seriously. The recipient agrees that they will whole heartedly participate in the program and learn the fundamentals of music;
• Once selected into the program, participants may choose from teachers at either Arizona Music Pro or the Flagstaff School of Music. The scholarship funds will be deposited into an account in the student’s name and will be managed by the school of choice. Day, time and length of lessons will be decided between the student and music teacher. There is a 3 month limit to complete the lessons provided by the scholarship. Students will keep a log or diary of their involvement, including the date and length of lessons and what is being studied at each lesson;
• At the conclusion of the program, students will submit a one-page summary about their involvement in the program.
• Applications are due by March 14, 2017. (We have extended the deadline) Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 20, 2017. Some loaner instruments are available free of charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in a loaner, or if you have any questions about the program.