Music Department

Scholarships

Yellowstone Summer Music Camp has several partial scholarships that are available for campers.

Please read the requirements below to make sure you are eligible for a particular scholarship before you apply. Applicants who are not eligible will not be considered. Scholarships cannot be used as the $150 deposit, and will only be applied to accounts once the deposit has been paid. Scholarship requirements should be completed no later than June 1. Solo/Small Ensemble Scholarship and Senior Scholarship forms should be scanned in and emailed or faxed, or mailed to the music camp office no later than June 1.

Additional scholarships are often offered through the local city and school organizations. Check with your local music teachers to see what might be available.

Click on the headings below to apply.

 

Solo/Small Ensemble Scholarship

Award Amounts
Tier I Soloists who received a I (Superior) = $150
Tier II Soloist who received a II (Excellent) or Small Ensemble which received a I (Superior) = $130

Eligibility Requirements:  Students who participated as soloists or members of small ensembles and received a high rating at Showalter Music Festival or their District Music Festival during the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to apply. A scholarship is awarded to soloists receiving a rating of I or II, or members of small ensembles receiving a rating of I. Students must submit the form they received at festival, or print the form and have it signed by their music director. Certificates turned in that were not filled out by the Northwest College Music Office will be confirmed with local festival offices before the scholarship is applied to the camp balance. Only one of these scholarships may be used per person, and this scholarship cannot be combined with any other YSMC scholarships except for the Leadership Scholarship.

 

All-State Music Scholarship

Award Amount: $225

Eligibility Requirements: Available to students who participated in a 2016 auditioned All-State Choir, All-State Orchestra, or All-State Band. Students participating in non-auditioned groups such as Wyoming All-State Marching Band are not eligible for this scholarship. Confirmation of your acceptance to such a group through Wyoming High School Activities Association (or equivalent in your state) is required before the scholarship will applied to your camp balance. Out of state All-State participants must provide the music camp office with proof of eligibility (such as a program from the All-State Concert with their name listed). Only two band scholarships are available for each band instrument and only three scholarships are available for each vocal range. These are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. This award cannot be combined with any other YSMC scholarships except for the Leadership Scholarship. 


North Big Horn Basin District Music Clinic Scholarship

Award Amount: $100

Eligibility Requirements: Available to high school students who participated in the 2016 North Big Horn Basin District Music Clinic at Northwest College. This award cannot be combined with any other YSMC scholarships except for the Leadership Scholarship.

 

Senior Scholarship

Award Amount: $200

Eligibility Requirements: Students entering their senior year of high school in fall of 2016 are eligible to apply. To receive the scholarship, the student must participate in their high school band or choir and receive a recommendation from their director. Students must submit the completed online application form, and have their band or choir director send an e-mail (from their official school e-mail address to yellowstonemusiccamp@gmail.com) recommending the student as an outstanding member of their band or choir, and verifying that the student will be a senior during the 2016-2017 school year. This award cannot be combined with any other YSMC scholarships, except for the Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the Senior Scholarship are required to take, and will be automatically enrolled, in the College Orientation class.

 

Leadership Scholarship

Award Amounts
Gold Leadership Award- for students attending year 3 or 4 of YSMC = $15
Platinum Leadership Award- for students attending year 5 or beyond of YSMC = $30

Eligibility Requirements: Students who will be entering their third year or greater of YSMC are eligible to apply for this award. To be considered, students should submit a paragraph essay to the music camp office via online form discussing their abilities as a leader. (Contact the music office to see if you are eligible for the award, and for the online link to submit the paragraph essay.) This award may be combined with one other YSMC scholarship award.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Leadership Scholarship is the only scholarship which may be combined with any other Yellowstone Summer Music Camp scholarship. If awarded more than one of any of the other scholarships, attendee must choose which scholarship to utilize for YSMC..

Contact

Craig Olson
Craig.Olson@nwc.edu
Visiting Instructor of Music; Director of Bands
307-754-6427

OR

Diana Gwynn
Diana.Gwynn@nwc.edu
Senior Office Assistant for Visual and Performing Arts
307-754-6425