Early Music America currently offers the Scholarships to Summer Workshops and the Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship. EMA began awarding scholarships in 1998 for fulltime students to attend summer early music workshops in North America. Since then, we have awarded a total of 54 workshop scholarships to a variety of talented young singers and instrumentalists. Click here to read testimonials from past scholarship winners. (From Summer 2010; PDF file; 80KB )
Scholarships to Summer Workshops
Each year Early Music America offers scholarships to students attending early music workshops in the United States and Canada. The application deadline typically is April 15 each year.
Applications are open to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students, enrolled full time in the spring term of application for the scholarship.
Click for more information about the application process. The 2013 application is closed.
Gabriel Benton, harpsichord & organ, a junior at Oberlin Conservatory, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy.
Vanessa Castillo, modern violin, Baroque violin & Baroque viola, a graduate student at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, who will attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Ryan Gallagher, cello & viola da gamba, a senior at SUNY Fredonia, who will attend the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave and Vancouver Early Music Baroque Programme.
Fiona Gillespie, soprano, a graduate student at the University of North Texas College of Music, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy.
Heather Holmquest, soprano, a doctoral student at the University of Oregon, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy.
Sarah Huebsch, oboe, a doctoral student at Indiana University, who will attend the American Bach Soloists Academy.
Joseph Monticello, traverso, a junior at Oberlin Conservatory, who will attend the American Bach Soloists Academy.
Andrew Padgett, baritone, a graduate student at Yale University, who will attend the American Bach Soloists Academy.
Alize Rozsnyai, soprano, a senior at the Curtis Institute of Music, who will attend the Queens College Baroque Opera Project.
James Williamson, viol, Baroque cello & vielle, a graduate student at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, who will attend the Vancouver Early Music Programme Medieval Workshop.
Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship
The Barbara Thornton Scholarship, named in honor of the singer, musicologist and founder of the medieval music ensemble Sequentia, is a $2,000 award offered every other year and goes to an outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who seeks to widen his/her experience through more advanced study and/or auditions in Europe. Applicants should be citizens of the Americas who are under the age of 35 at the time of application, and should submit the following via email to Early Music America at firstname.lastname@example.org: a letter describing the proposed use of the scholarship, a resume and description of their background in medieval music, an MP3 file of a recent performance of medieval music in which they are featured, and a letter of recommendation from a principal teacher, ensemble director, or collegium musicum director. Please submit MS Word or PDF files.
|2013 Recipient: Isabella Shaw
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2011 Recipient: Laura Osterlund
2008 Recipient: Emily Eagen
2006 Recipient: Mary E. Larew
2004 Recipient: Wolodymyr Smishkewych
2001 Recipient: Moira Smiley