$1,000 MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED -- Application deadline May 1

edited May 2015 in Past Events

Salida Concerts Inc., producers of the Salida Aspen Concerts series, will offer two $1000 scholarships this summer to deserving music students or teachers of music in Chaffee County.

Applications have been distributed to the public school counselors, but privately schooled students also are eligible to compete. The scholarship application is attached to this post, or it may be downloaded from the website: SalidaAspenConcerts.org. Follow this link: http://www.salidaaspenconcerts.org/EndUserFiles/48481.pdf

Deadline for applications is May 1.

This is the first year since the scholarship program began that it is open to music teachers, who may need help with continuing education.

To be considered, students must have graduated from high school and be college bound to study music, or be a college student from Chaffee County already enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate music program.

Students and teachers are encouraged to fill out the application, write a one-page essay about their musical interests and activities and submit two letters of recommendation. Proof of graduation from high school or home school in Chaffee County, or enrollment in an institution of higher learning, also is required of students.

Scholarship funds represent a portion of the total charitable contributions and advertising dollars, which are raised each year in the community to produce the series. Salida Aspen Concerts feature musicians in Salida each summer from the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Winners of this year’s scholarship competition will be announced on stage during one of the six Saturday concerts planned for this season, July 11 - August 15, at Salida High School Auditorium.

This season marks the 39th anniversary of Salida Aspen Concerts in partnership with the world famous Aspen Music Festival and School where internationally acclaimed artists come to teach and perform with rising stars in their field.

For further information, contact nonprofit Salida Concerts Inc., P.O. Box 13, Salida, CO 81201, or call Jean Hanfelt in Salida at 719-539-6467.

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