Music in the Mountains
Juilliard Extension Online Scholarship
The Music in the Mountains Online Music Theory/Ear Training Scholarship program, sponsored by Bank of Colorado and offered through Juilliard Extension, is an opportunity for selected students in grades 9 – 12 with the desire to expand and enhance their musical knowledge by attending online classes at Juilliard Extension.
Students are placed based on an assessment test conducted by Juilliard Extension and will likely start with Elements of Music Theory and progress through to Music Theory and Analysis I and II or Introduction to Ear Training, Ear Training I and II. Learn more here about the Juilliard Extension program.
Scholarship recipients will be awarded for the class that they test into and will need to re-apply for additional class scholarship funds each year. Scholarship recipients receive significant offsetting financial support towards the costs of tuition.
Meet Our 2023 Juilliard Extension Scholarship Recipients!
Freshman | Durango High School
“I started playing music when I was seven years old, when I was introduced to the piano. From the start, I knew that music would influence me, and my life in many ways. Music is essentially my life. Music is my best friend that gets me through the day, and music is a piece of me that could never go away. Music is the reason that I get up every morning, and music is the guidance to help me. Music helps me realize my full potential, and music helps me see that music is me.”
Senior | Durango High School
Instrument: Piano, voice, clarinet
“I am so overjoyed to be able to take music theory and ear training from a college, nonetheless Julliard. I have always been interested in music theory, but I never have truly committed to learning it because life simply gets in the way at times. However, I know that by attending this class to solely focus on the subject of music theory and ear training, I will gain much-needed and wanted knowledge.”
Sophomore | Durango High School
“Music has always been a big part of my life and is a great way for me to express myself. I also love the community developed in orchestra and how they are developed through everyone collaborating playing beautiful, synchronized music, to create an amazing group of people and amazing songs. I love music and would love to be able to become better and learn new techniques to create more beautiful and better music.”
Junior | Durango High School
“I’ve realized over the past year how supportive the people in the music community are, and they are great people that have changed my life so much. By receiving this scholarship, I hope to help others to realize this same thing and to open up within their musical abilities because you truly can accomplish so much in such a small amount of time with the right support behind you.”
Freshman | Durango High School
“Music has helped me in multiple aspects of my life. From an ease of anxiety to a stronger brain in math, music has been there for me as a tool to utilize and a friend to come back to. In the future I hope it will be a staple I could use to reassure myself that I am on the right path, and remind myself as to what I am accomplishing.”