Music students are often faced with a real setback, due to the lack of money to support their music education. Music careers can be very expensive – including the cost of musical instruments, requirements to purchase copyrighted books, not to mention music school tuition and other expenses. It’s no wonder many aspiring musicians give up their dream before completion. Luckily, organizations are available that give grants and scholarship money to qualified individuals and groups. Here are several resources to organizations who support music students and music groups through grants and scholarships.
Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship Fund – Support for musicians ages 12 to 24 in the Muskegon County who want to take private music lessons or get formal music instruction. Grants will be equivalent to one year of private lessons or formal schooling in music.
Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc. – Supports different music-related projects in the United Sates and Canada. Their main objective is to promote the inclusion of chamber music in the community music schools curriculum. Average grant range from $1,000 to $3,000.
American Musicological Society – Provides fellowships, awards, research and travel grants.
Associated Male Choruses of America – Assists college music students and promotes male chorus music. Grants start off at $200 per recipient.
Catherine Herrick Cobb Scholars in Music – Supports music students to further their study in music and to attend the University by providing their needs such as books, tuition and lodging.
Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts Scholarships – Awards scholarships to those who qualify for post secondary education or those who want to have a career in the performing arts.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Offers scholarships to Kent county residents with approximately $500,000 in awards each year. Other grants for nearby counties are also available.
Harmony Foundation Grants – A subsidiary of the Barbershop Harmony Society that supports vocal music.
Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund – Offers grants to schools and non-profit music programs in the United States. Grants will be awarded in September of each year. Grants are made for each cycle up to $500 and are made on an annual one-time basis.
Notice that each of these applications have differing deadlines, requirements, and procedures and you should thoroughly research each before applying. If you need help with the grant process, simply click on the link below and we’ll guide you through the grant process.