Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets, despite proof of their power to enrich students’ lives and education. Studies have shown that children who study musical instruments are more likely to excel in their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills and pursue further education.
ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe was inspired to start the Notes for the Future Scholarship Program by Music Makes Us®, a unique partnership focused on music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
This new scholarship program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the United States who plan study music in college. Students must submit a recording/video audition of a live, solo performance in addition to academic achievements.
Awardees will receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 and all applicants will have the opportunity to opt-in to a music college recruiting database, allowing their audition to be shared with department of music representatives from post-secondary institutions nationwide.
From music education and jazz studies to vocal performance and music technology, studying music in college comes with options! With a wide variety of majors and concentrations, student musicians can craft their music education program based on their interests.
Learn more and apply before the April 28 deadline at http://programs.applyISTS.com/NFTFscholarship .