S c h o l a r s h i p   L e s s o n s

Scholarship lessons are available to serious students who show promise through hard work, determination, and a positive attitude. This scholarship is an early career track for students who wish to pursue a career in Music, Music Education, or Music Business.

Students on Scholarship Lessons will not have to pay for weekly lessons for the entirety of their school career until they graduate high school. They will only need to purchase the required music, pay performance fees (all-state, flute convention, etc.), and pay any additional fees related to performances.

 

High School students will receive a free weekly 1 hour lesson. Middle School students will receive a free weekly half hour lesson. 

These Scholarship Lessons equate to $1,900 per year for High School Students and $1,200 per year for Middle School Students!

Studio space for scholarship students is limited!

A p p l y

Scholarship Requirements

ELIGIBILITY:

1.) Must have at least 1 year of band experience on FLUTE

2.) Must be enrolled in a band program. If home-schooled, must be involved in some type of community ensemble. (North Port Community Concert Band, Charlotte Community Concert Band, Sarasota Youth Orchestra, etc.)

3.) Must complete a short essay describing why you want to take flute lessons and why you deserve this scholarship. 

4.) Student and Parent(s) / Guardian(s) must both be available to come to a short audition and interview.

5.) Must be a dedicated, industrious and hardworking individual

REQUIRED ESSAY:

 

Write short essay that explains why you want to take flute lessons and why you deserve this scholarship.

  • 7th and 8th Grade applicants must write at least 100 words.

  • High School applicants must write at least 250 words.

  • All essays may be 750 words maximum.

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The more details you can write, the better your chances are of winning the scholarship. Here are some example details:

  • Why did you chose the flute?

  • Why is playing flute important to you?

  • What makes you a hard worker?

  • What makes you stand out from others wanting this scholarship?

  • Why do you do music?

AUDITION AND INTERVIEW:

SCALE AUDITION:

7th and 8th Grade: 

  • Must perform G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db major scales at least 1 octave memorized in the All-State pattern.

  • Two Octave chromatic scale starting from low F to high F memorized in the All-State pattern.

High School:

  • Must perform all 12 major scales at least 1 octave memorized in the All-State pattern.

  • Chromatic scale from low C to high G memorized in the All-State pattern.


INTERVIEW:

A short interview will take place after the scale audition to discuss the commitment of taking private lessons while receiving the scholarship with the student and parent/guardian.

Tips:

  • Performing your scales 2 octaves or more will increase your chances of winning the scholarship

  • Performing your full chromatic scale will increase your chances of winning the scholarship (low C to high C 8 ledger lines above the staff)

  • If you don't play your scales perfectly, don't worry! I am looking for good work ethic and determination, not natural talent! Show me your work ethic in your essay and in your interview. I can teach you scales in lessons! :)

  • Dress to impress!

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