New Pilot Collaboration Supports Summit County Music Education
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) and Breckenridge Music (BrM) are joining forces to support music programs in Summit County Schools. Through Summit County Music Lesson Scholarships (SCMLS), music students will have equitable access to private instruction with local musicians and teachers. Scholarships may fully-fund after school studies in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion and clairinet.
- Inspire middle and high school musicians in their pursuit of excellence.
- Develop students’ technical aptitude and musicianship on the chosen instrument.
- Build confidence, focus and social-emotional skills through music.
- Provide work for underemployed professional musicians and educators in the community.
- Launch a shared-services model for music education programs augmenting Summit County Schools’ curricular objectives.
Music education in our community has been a cornerstone of Breckenridge Music since its inception in 1981. Our goal in working with the NRO is to create even more opportunities for our children to learn, discover and grow from the music experience. Kids (and us parents) need music now more than ever before. It uplifts us, relieves us from our daily worries and connects us to our shared humanity. Yet, families have less time to invest in music and more financial barriers.”
Tamara Nuzzaci Park, Executive Director of Breck Music
Applications must be completed by February 26 at 5:00 pm for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed by a volunteer committee and awarded on a need basis. Once a scholarship is approved, recipients will be contacted via email by the NRO Director of Operations & Education to confirm program participation.
Eligible students reside in Summit County, are in 6th through 12th grades (public school, independent, in-person, remote learning or homeschool), know basic skills on an instrument, are engaged in a music program or any activity where the focus is music and music-making.
Monday, March 8 through Friday, May 28, 2021.
We are committed to the safety of the community, the teachers and the students while sharing the joys of music. Lessons will be thirty minutes to one hour and offered weekly online or in-person pending public health guidelines. Local music educators will teach sessions.
Application submissions are now under review. Scholarship recipients will be contacted the first week of March!
If you have any questions about Summit County Music Lesson Scholarships, please email the National Repertory Orchestra Director of Operations and Education, Alexis Luque, at firstname.lastname@example.org.