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 )
Summer Workshops Scholarships
Each year Early Music America offers scholarships to students at all levels of experience to support attendance at early music workshops in the United States and Canada. Click for more information on the application process.
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.