Performance Scholarship Application Form

Print Form

To apply, please print this application, complete it, and send it with all supporting materials to the School of American Music, postmarked no later than April 15, 2014.

Please enclose:

  1. Evidence you are currently in your senior year. . . this can be a letter from a school staff member or a copy of some other document (e.g., recent grade transcript) that shows you are currently a student in good standing.
  2. Evidence you have applied to, or are accepted/enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited post-secondary school. (Evidence of acceptance must be provided before the scholarship funds are paid out).
  3. The names of the two pieces of American music you will perform and a description of whether they are: instrumental (which instrument) or vocal; to be performed solo without accompaniment, self-accompanied, with recorded accompaniment, or with one other accompanist.
  4. A paragraph (max 100 words) for each piece of music explaining its relationship to the American musical tradition, which will appear in the program notes.

SIGNATURE: I hereby apply for the School of American Music Scholarship Competition. I agree:

  • to perform at the public competition; to include my program notes in the progam
  • to allow the School of American Music to list my name in the program for the competition; in advertising the competition; and to include my name and photographs on its website describing the competition and its results.

I affirm that:

  • I am a senior year student in good standing at River Valley High School or in the Berrien Springs Partnership Home Schooling program;
  • At present, I have applied to, or am accepted/enrolled at a post-secondary school;
  • I am a US citizen;  OR IF NON-CITIZEN: I am not on a published “Specifically Designated Nationals” terrorism watch list (required by IRS).
  • If I win a scholarship, the funds will be used exclusively for school expenses – i.e, tuition, fees, lodging, supplies, etc. and I will provide receipts to show it.

Signed: _____________________________________________                  Date____________

Address:  ________________________________________________________________________

        Street/#                                        City/Town/Village                    ZIP

Parent Signature (if under age 18) _________________________________________________