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Skidmore College
Music Department

Private Lesson Scholarship Application

  • Freeman Scholarship
  • ELM Orchestra Scholarship
  • ELM Chamber Music Scholarship

Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Emery.


Scholarship Details

Need-based scholarships are available for private lesson fees. Waivers are awarded in varying amounts: 1/3, 2/3, and full. The amount you receive is dependent upon the information received from the Financial Aid Office as to need. Scholarships are awarded on a per-semester basis and as such need to be reapplied for each semester.

Additional funding (besides the Freeman Scholarship) may be available for students in orchestra and chamber ensembles. These scholarships may, or may not, be contingent on financial need.

To be eligible for any of these scholarships, you must be enrolled in a music course or ensemble (in addition to the lessons) during the semester for which you are applying, and you must maintain a grade of B or better in all MU and MP courses.

A recommendation by your private lesson instructor is required. You DO NOT have to be a Music Major to be eligible for a scholarship.

Incoming first year and students taking lessons for the first time at Skidmore may apply for a lesson scholarship. They must contact the respective Skidmore private lesson teacher for an interview and/or audition. The teacher can then write a recommendation for the student. All other eligibility rules apply.

Submission deadlineApplication period is now open through December 15, 2022 for the Spring 2023 semester.


You must be registered for lessons and an additional MP/MU course by the application deadline, December 15, 2022. In what additional MU or MP course(s) are you enrolled for Spring 2023?
If you will be playing in orchestra or chamber music along with lessons, you are eligible to be considered for a scholarship from the ELM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund and/or ELM Orchestra Scholarship Fund. This application will be forwarded to the processors of those funds. Check one or both of the following