Scholarships, Work-Study, and Financial Options
Lute Society of America Scholarship: Deadline May 31st. Information on the Lute Society of America website, or download information here:
Early Music America offers scholarships to full-time students. Deadline: April 15. See http://earlymusic.org/education/scholarships/scholarships-summer-workshops-information
The American Recorder Society offers scholarships to recorder players. You don't not to be an ARS member to apply. Deadline: April 15. http://americanrecorder.org/resource/scholars.htm
Viola da Gamba Society of America has a grants-in-aid program that any VdGSA member of one year or more may apply for, by letter to the President of the society before April 15. http://vdgsa.org/pgs/gia.html.
Some Amherst Early Music scholarships are available. Many are underwritten by generous donations from members of the Amherst community:
Violin concertmaster scholarship - to lead the opera orchestra
Voice scholarship - one scholarship is awarded to a singer embarking on a career in early music
Double reed scholarships - two scholarships are awarded to reed players based on financial need. These are sometimes given as half-scholarships and can be combined with work-study.
The Madelyn Cullen Shearin Parkin Historical Dance Scholarship - new this year! The goal of the scholarship is to promote the historical dance program at the Amherst Early Music Festival. For more information contact Marilyn Boenau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recorder scholarships - funds are available to assist recorder players who need tuition reduction; please inquire.
Ensemble Singing Intensive scholarships - two scholarships available for a tenor and a bass singer.
To apply for AEM scholarships, send with your application materials a one-page letter to Marilyn Boenau, the Executive Director of AEM, explaining your interest in early music or dance and your goal in attending the Festival.
Work-study assistance is also available. There are three sizes of work-study packages, in which you help out with a variety of tasks in exchange for a reduction of your tuition fees. First-time students typically receive between $100 and $200 in work-study aid. To apply for workstudy, please fill out the application on our website.
Budget Room and Board options
We also have ways of reducing your room and board expenses. The standard air-conditioned housing is $375 for the week, but there is also a budget housing option for $175, no a/c and no linens. The meal plan is $175 for the week, but it is optional. You can bring your own food and store it in refrigerators in the dorm lounges. Microwaves are available. A snack bar is open Mon-Fri for breakfast and lunch. At the cafeteria you can pay for individual meals.