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Lighting the Way for  Music Education Today

The American Center for Elemental Music and Movement is pleased to announce its fifth scholarship award for study in 2017.

This scholarship is for music educators interested in pursuing studies in elemental music and movement, an accessible approach to music education that develops both personal musicianship and ensemble skills, and has rich artistic rewards. Its appeal is broad, incorporating both music and movement, and reaches diverse populations. This scholarship is intended to help music and movement educators further their studies in order to benefit the students they teach. The maximum scholarship award for 2017 will be $1500.

 The Beacon Scholarship may be used for:
  • Study in existing advanced Orff Schulwerk certification courses, graduate courses in music and movement.
  • Individual projects of study including music and movement
  • Short courses or workshops in the elemental approach

An application for the Beacon Scholarship is available here.  Information on the forms may be saved at any point during the completion process before sending.
The Application Form is part of an application packet that includes:

  • Completed application form (submitted by the applicant)
  • A one to two page essay that includes a rationale for your proposed project or study and an outline or action plan for using the scholarship if granted (submitted by the applicant)
  • A resume or current vitae  (submitted by the applicant)

Provide a reference letter for a Beacon Scholarship Applicant here.

  • Two letters of reference from a principal, supervisor, program director, colleague or co-operating teacher – directly submitted as a Word Document or PDF by the persons providing the reference to the chair of the Scholarship Committee.  (Submitted separately by the reference providers)
  • Persons submitting the references should do so with this form.

All application materials and letters of reference should be included in the fill-in form on our website.

Application Deadline:  Sunday, May 1, 2017.  No applications or letters will be accepted after this date.

Applicants will be notified of decisions via email on or before May 31, 2017.

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