Filene Music Scholarships
You can get some idea of how your musical interests might develop at Skidmore, along with all of the information about the Filene competition, in the on-line PDF of the full Filene Scholarship Brochure.
Filene Music Scholarships are awarded each year through a performance competition coordinated by Skidmore's Department of Music. Filene Scholars are not required to major in music; they are expected, however, to continue to develop their skills through private instruction in the Music Department each semester and to participate in department ensembles each semester as determined by the department chair.
What do Filene Scholars do when they graduate?
Filene Scholars have taken their talents into a huge range of careers, as described in this 2007 article. Check out these personal accounts of how the Filene Scholarship and Skidmore's unique opportunites for intense musical studies within a rich liberal arts context changed the lives of past and current students. Click here to read the Skidmore Scope Winter 2007 article.
Freeman Lesson Fee Scholarships
Skidmore students with financial need may apply each semester for full or partial scholarship support for private lessons.