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DelFest Academy Scholarship Criteria

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DelFest AcademyThe Tri-State Community School for the Arts and WFWM Public Radio will offer two scholarships to the DelFest Academy 2013. Scholarships are awarded annually to talented and motivated students who are involved in bluegrass music and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Six finalists will be chosen from all applicants. The finalists will be notified of their selection by March 8, 2013. Finalists will perform two songs, a ballad and an up-tempo number, in front of a final selection committee at Mountain City Traditional Arts in Frostburg on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7pm. The two scholarship recipients will be chosen from the six finalists.

If selected, your scholarship will be sent directly to the DelFest Academy. The scholarships will cover the costs of academy tuition, a festival pass and a parking pass. These scholarships do not cover the cost of camping.

The basics:

  • Tri-State Community School for the Arts’ scholarship applicants must be age 18 or under.
  • WFWM Public Radio scholarship applicants must be age 18 or under or currently enrolled in a local college (Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, Garrett College or Potomac State College).
  • Applicants must have intermediate skill level on their instrument (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle or bass). Intermediate level musicians are quite comfortable with their instrument, and have at least some experience playing with other people.
  • Applicants must be residents of Allegany or Garrett Counties in Maryland or Mineral County in West Virginia.
  • If selected, applicants must agree to be included in all press releases.

The DelFest Academy takes place prior to the actual DelFest music festival -- May 20 through May 23rd. The academy consists of a friendly, encouraging, and intensive three-day learning experience with a group of some of the finest musicians in bluegrass. The Academy will offer instruction for guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass for all experience levels. Instructors for the 2013 DelFest Academy TBA.

Visit http://delfest.com/delfest-academy/ for more about the academy.

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