Vocal Jazz Camp
There are a number of scholarships available.
Play it Forward Scholarship Fund
Former campers from past New York Voices summer camps are joining forces to create a scholarship to pay it forward so that others who share a passion for vocal jazz might have the opportunity to share in this very rewarding camp experience.
The Neumann-Sennheiser Scholarship
Neumann-Sennheiser has been supporting the BGSU New York Voices vocal jazz camp since its inception. For decades, Neumann has been regarded worldwide as the standard-setting, leading manufacturer of studio microphones. The name Sennheiser has been synonymous with top-quality products and tailor-made solutions for every aspect of the recording, transmission and reproduction of sound for more than 60 years. New York Voices is celebrating more than decades + years of music making in vocal jazz. These standards of excellence come together in the Neumann & Sennheiser Scholarship for the BGSU New York Voices vocal jazz camp. This scholarship will pay for one (1) full tuition only, awarded to the winning vocalist or ensemble.
The Ella Fitzgerald Foundation
The Foundation makes grants to promote a love of music, to provide music education for children and young adults, and to provide exposure to the joys and beauty of music for children and adults. The Board of Directors strives to fulfill the charitable goals established by the beloved First Lady of Song, Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
The Ithaca College Scholarship – awarded to students who attend Ithaca College.
The Roger Schupp Scholarship – In memory of Roger, who was on the drum faculty at Bowling Green State University for many many years and took part in the last 7 NYV summer camps with devotion, a constant smile and tireless attention to the spirit of education. He will be truly missed this year.
The Dave Riley Scholarship – In memory of Dave, who was the Vocal Jazz choir director at Ithaca College during Darmon, Kim and Peter’s attendence, organized the very first New York Voices Alumni tour to Europe and planted the seeds that created the group as we know it today.
The Tim Hauser Scholarship – In memory of the real “Boy from New York City,” Tim is a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer. His memory is being celebrated in this scholarship for the legacy of music he created and still lives on with his partners in TMT. His passion for education is another reason to be excited about his new involvement in the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp.
New York Voices Scholarship – A collective scholarship offered by the New York Voices themselves. We can’t help ourselves, we want to be a part of the scholarship team. And we have from the beginning.
Additional scholarship funds are made available by other anonymous donors.
All scholarships will be awarded in one of four categories:
- High School level students
- College level students
- Educators / (Semi) Professional
- International (please note the May 17 submission deadline!)
The scholarship panel (consisting of camp faculty and staff) retains the right to award scholarships in all or only some of the categories depending on applicant submissions. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the scholarship panel. Most scholarships cover approximately 1/2 tuition. Already registered camp participants may also apply. All scholarships are awarded by the panel on the basis of applicant talent, potential, and need.
How to Apply
Once you submit your application fee you will be sent a scholarship application form to complete (sent to the email address used in PayPal). If you do not win a scholarship, your application fee will be refunded or applied to your tuition if you still wish to attend. If you do win a scholarship, your application fee will be applied to your remaining balance or refunded if you have no remaining balance. If you win a scholarship but choose to decline and not attend, your application fee will NOT be refunded.
The application is open until May 12, 2017. Applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions by early June.