The Friends of Music (FOM) offers a program for promising young artists who demonstrate financial need. We will be selecting one talented instrumentalist or vocalist in the 6th - 8th grade who is not otherwise able to study privately. FOM will provide up to $500 scholarship a summer music program.
Eligibility: Musicians in Lehigh Valley middle schools who are able to demonstrate financial need are eligible. Financial need is considered "automatic" if the child's family qualifies for the school lunch program. The principal of the school can also use other benchmarks to determine need, and FOM will only require the principal's signature. Students will not be identified publicly without explicit permission of the parent(s) or guardian.
Procedures: If you know of a student who would benefit from this program, please have the teacher, principal, and parent fill out the form below. Please send the completed application form below, along with a paragraph from the student explaining why she or he would like to study music, to the following address:
Friends of Music
Promising Young Artist Program
c/o Moravian College Music Department
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Questions?: Feel free to contact Cheryl Baker at Download the Promising Young Artist application and complete per the application instructions.