Scholarships are available to high achieving and dedicated students displaying musical potential and recommended by their Conservatory instructors.
Students will normally have completed at least one year of private study on their instrument/voice at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music and be between 12 and 18 years of age. Exceptions may be considered at the discretion of the Conservatory Director.
Scholarship Application Procedure
Applications for Conservatory Scholarships are due May 1 of each year.
Applicants will need to provide the following documentation:
- a list of repertoire and/or musical projects studied by the applicant since June of the previous year
- a list of musical activities and/or achievements since June of the previous year (such as recitals, workshops, masterclasses, festivals, competitions, awards, extracurricular activities)
- a statement of the applicant’s personal goals and objectives for their continuing Conservatory studies (maximum 300 words)
- links to video recordings documenting the student’s musical achievement
It is recommended that applicants review these documents with their teachers before submitting.
Video Recording Guidelines
- Applicants will submit a maximum of 3 contrasting works or excerpts. The total time may not exceed 10 minutes.
- The camera should record horizontally from a fixed position. Pianists should capture the full body from the side, with an above-view of the keyboard if possible. For vocalists and instrumentalists who sit, the full body should be visible; for those standing, knees up is acceptable.
- Memorization of repertoire is encouraged where appropriate.
- Conservatory students may use instruments, facilities and resources on campus to make their recordings. Please contact the Conservatory Director to make an appointment.
- Videos should be uploaded to a service such as YouTube or Vimeo, marked as public or unlisted, and accessible from the link without a password or requesting special access. Please test your link before submitting your application form to ensure that it works.
Statement on Professional Judgement
Conservatory instructors have an important role in recommending students for Conservatory scholarships based on their professional judgments by choosing criteria most appropriate for their students. Relevant criteria could include, but are not limited to:
- attendance, engagement and consistency of preparation
- participation in recitals, workshops, festivals, or masterclasses
- consistent involvement in music outside of regular Conservatory lessons, including extracurricular activities and attending concerts
- performance standard in graded examinations
- levels achieved in graded curricula such as the RCM, CC, CNCM, ABRSM, etc.
Scholarship Disbursement Policy
- All students applying for consideration for scholarships must be recommended by their teachers.
- Full disbursement of scholarship funds is contingent upon recipients taking a complete year of study. What constitutes a full year of study is to be determined by the teacher and approved by the Conservatory Director. A minimum of 30 lessons, one hour in length is normally required.
- Scholarships may only be applied towards the following year’s individual lessons on the instrument or program for which the scholarship is awarded.
- The Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music and the Scholarship Committee of the School of Music establishes criteria, rules and regulations which may be subject to change. Any interpretation of this policy will be at the sole discretion of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory and the Scholarship Committee of the School of Music.