Scholarships

Scholarship Program

The Music Conservatory aims to ensure that every student can participate in our programs. We understand the wide range of individual financial circumstances and offer a number of scholarship opportunities for youth and adult students.

Youth Scholarships

The Music Conservatory aims to ensure that every student can participate in our programs. We understand the wide range of individual financial circumstances and we provide tuition assistance on a sliding scale for qualifying youth ages 18 and under (who have not yet graduated from high school). All scholarship awards are based on household income, family size, and other special financial considerations. 

All students who receive a scholarship under 25% are required to take Music Theory through level 5. Once the required Music Theory sequence is completed, students may take a large ensemble at no additional cost. 

All students who receive a scholarship above 25% are required to participate in a Large Ensemble and Music Skills or Music Theory through level 5 as assigned by the Associate Dean for Programs. Once the required Music Theory sequence is completed, students may opt to continue the Music Theory advanced sequence or take an additional ensemble. At this point, the large ensemble will be at no additional cost. 

Scholarship Applications are confidential and a complete federal tax return must be submitted yearly to maintain scholarship award and/or placement on the waiting list. Applications may be submitted at any time; awards are offered to students in the order in which their completed application is received.

A complete application includes the following:

  • A complete scholarship application form, signed and dated.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, sports coaches, tutors, and/or community members who have worked with the applicant.

*Letters should be submitted with the application. 

  • Your most recent, complete federal tax return, as submitted to the IRS.
  • Documentation of any additional, special financial considerations (if applicable).

*Additional information may be requested

Continuation of scholarships is dependent upon compliance with the scholarship agreement, documentation of ongoing need, and available funds. Not all students meeting income requirements are selected for scholarships. The Conservatory reserves the right to discontinue a scholarship at any time.

To be considered for a scholarship, fill out a Scholarship Application and submit along with required financial information to Associate Dean Nicole Peragine: nicole@musiced.org.

Adult Scholarships

The Mary L Bianco and Robert Heath Adult Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance for qualifying adult students aged 18 AND OLDER. Scholarships are offered on a sliding scale up to 25% of lesson tuition. All scholarship awards are based upon household income, family size, and special financial considerations. 

Scholarship Applications are confidential and a complete federal tax return must be submitted yearly to maintain scholarship award and/or placement on the waiting list. Applications may be submitted at any time; awards are offered to students in the order in which their completed application is received.

A complete application includes the following:

  • A complete scholarship application form, signed and dated.
  • Your most recent, complete federal tax return, as submitted to the IRS.
  • Documentation of any additional, special financial considerations (if applicable).

*Additional information may be requested

Continuation of scholarships is dependent upon compliance with the scholarship agreement and documentation of ongoing need. Not all students meeting income requirements are selected for scholarships. The Conservatory reserves the right to discontinue a scholarship at any time.

To be considered for a scholarship, fill out a Scholarship Application and submit along with required financial information to Associate Dean Nicole Peragine: nicole@musiced.org.

Music Therapy Institute Scholarships

Qualifying youth and adults with disabilities may apply for tuition assistance to take music therapy or adapted instruction. Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale, based on household income, family size, and special financial considerations.

 

To be considered for a scholarship, fill out a Scholarship Application and submit along with required financial information to Dr. Tina Brescia: tina@musiced.org.

 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received.  Due to the high number of applications received, qualifying applicants will be contacted only if funding becomes available.

Healing Our Heroes Scholarships

Military veterans may apply for full scholarships to participate in the Healing Our Heroes music therapy program. For further information visit the Music Therapy Institute page on this website. To be considered for the program, contact Dr. Tina Brescia: tina@musiced.org.

The Conservatory’s Scholarship Program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by Arts Westchester with support from Westchester County government.