Music in the Mountains

Youth Ambassador Scholarships

Applications must be received by December 10, 2021!

The Music in the Mountains Youth Ambassador Scholarship program, sponsored by Bank of Colorado, is an opportunity for selected Junior and Senior high school students to expand and enhance their musical knowledge and talent.

Selected students will act as a representative of Music in the Mountains and win a scholarship package with an estimated value of $3,000/student.

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As a Music in the Mountains Youth Ambassador Scholarship recipient, students will:
  • Receive a scholarship for the full cost of a weekly private music lesson for 16 weeks.
  • Receive an additional virtual private lesson with one of the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra musicians monthly for 6 months.
  • Receive 2 free tickets to each of selected Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra and Chamber concerts
  • Perform at a Music in the Mountains fundraising event during the Festival (July 12, 2022)
  • Help promote music education within La Plata County schools and the community at large

You should apply if:

  • You are at a junior or senior grade level in La Plata County
  • You have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • You are able to commit to perform at the Education Gala Fundraiser on July 12, 2022

You can also download the application to fill out and return via email.

Return completed applications to info@musicinthemountains.com by December 10, 2021.

Application Guidelines

  • All parts of the application must be completed and returned to Music in the Mountains, either by the form below or via email to abeach@musicinthemountains.com by December 10, 2021 to be considered for the award.

  • The application is in four parts:
    • Part 1 – General Information, filled out in full, and signed by both the student and a parent or guardian
    • Part 2 – A short 2 page, double spaced essay written by the student (see instructions on page 3 of application).
    • Part 3 – A letter of recommendation by a music teacher (see instructions on page 3 of application).
    • Part 4 – Submit an audition video 3 – 5 minutes in length. Any genre of music will be accepted.
  • Application part 3 must be completed by the student’s recommending music teacher, private or in school – this part may be turned in separately from the rest of the application.

  • Scholarship awards will be decided by a panel of professional musicians associated with Music in the Mountains and the Music in the Mountains Education Committee.