A number of scholarships are available to attend Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps. Scholarships are available to all camps.
All scholarship applicants must be registered for the camp of their choice for consideration.
Scholarship funds are given based on musical ability provided through audition material. Please take time and present a quality recording of legitimate literature when applying.
If you are in need of financial assistance please be sure to look at the Financial Assistance information page.
The deadline for scholarship applications and submission of tape is May 1st. Due to an ever growing request for scholarship and financial assistance this deadline is firm. If you wish to apply for a scholarship or financial assistance we MUST have your request to us on or before May 1st.
Decisions on scholarships will be made no later than the week of May 20th. Recipients will be notified in writing and/or email of their selection during that week. Once notified scholarship recipients must "accept" their scholarship and confirm that they will be attending camp.
Recordings and application should be sent before May 1. Online video/audio links or uploads are strongly suggested, but CD's and DVD's will be accepted. If sending a link and/or file attachment email those directly to camp director Ben Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org Try to use a good quality recorder and microphone to assure as good a quality tape as possible. Applications can be downloaded at bottom of page.
If mailing recording send to:
Foster Music Camp
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475 -3102
Announce at the beginning of the recording your name and the selections you will be performing. Example: This is John Jones from Hayes High School, playing "Concerto in D Major for French Horn and Orchestra." Please list selections on outside of recording box. Also include name and address on recording box. Recordings will not be returned.
Audition material should consist of two short works demonstrating your best skills. There are no specific music literature requirements. It is highly encouraged to choose contrasting pieces for your recording/audition. For example a slower melodic work followed by a faster more technique work would best.