SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL

Welcome to the Sphinx Scholarship and Instrument Portal

As a Sphinx Competition alum, you are eligible for the following Sphinx programs:

Summer Education Program
College-Bound Program
Instrument Fund

To get started, review the listing of partnering institutions, determine necessary deadlines and follow instructions to apply to your institution of choice.

How does this work?
In applying to a program, if admitted, you may be eligible for the Sphinx scholarship. While scholarship slots are limited and no guarantees may be made, we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities!

PLEASE NOTE: You must reach out to your selected program(s) and determine the appropriate deadline(s).  You must go online, confirm the deadlines and submit your application directly to the program itself. Sphinx will NOT coordinate your application.

Important!
Once you make a commitment to a program, you must honor it and ensure your participation. If you do not, your status with Sphinx may be placed in jeopardy.

Looking for a better instrument?
Please select from the listing of Instrument Fund Partners and connect with them directly!

If you have any questions please contact Andre Dowell, Chief Programming Officer, Andre@SphinxMusic.org or 734-474-9208

SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Below is a listing of several top music programs which provide a limited number of scholarships to Sphinx Semi-Finalists.

Sphinx Partner

Contact

Special Instructions

Aspen Music Festival and School
www.aspenmusicfestival.com/

Jennifer Johnston
Vice President and Dean of Students
jjohnston@aspenmusic.org

Contact Jennifer Johnston

Mark Wold
Managing Director
mark_wold@banffcentre.ca

Contact Mark and Applicants should identify themselves as sphinx scholarship applicant.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
www.bu.edu/tanglewood/

Grace Kennerly
Administrative Director
617.353.3386
gkennerl@bu.edu

Applicants must complete the online application (including the scholarship form) and audition process. Applicants should also contact Grace Kennerly at gkennerl@bu.edu, subject line “Sphinx Scholarship Applicant,” to be considered for BUTI’s Sphinx Scholarship Award.
Bowdoin International Music Festival
www.bowdoinfestival.org

Daniel Nitsch
207-373-1400
dan@bowdoinfestival.org

Email Daniel Nitsch. Applicants must complete BIMF online application and audition process including the application for financial assistance. Indicate “sphinx competition finalist/semifinalist” on application form and “sphinx scholarship applicant” on financial assistance form.
Brevard Music Center, Summer Institute and Festival
www.brevardmusic.org

Dorothy Knowles
Director of Admissions
(828) 862-2140
dknowles@brevardmusic.org

Please indicate ‘Sphinx scholarship applicant’ in the essay portion of the online application, and also send an email to Dorothy Knowles

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

James Calver
Artist Development Manager
+44 (0)1728  687-109
jcalver@aldeburgh.co.uk

Contact James Calver
Cambridge International String Academy
www.stringscambridge.com

Stephen B. Shipps, Managing Director
Rodney Friend, Artistic Director
stringscambridgestaff@gmail.com

Contact Stephen Shipps about Sphinx scholarships.

Danielle Belen
Founder and Faculty Director
Center Stage Strings
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
info@CenterStageStrings.com

Contact Danielle Belen about Sphinx scholarships.
Chautauqua Music Festival
music.ciweb.org/

Sarah Malinoski-Umberger
Coordinator of Student Services
music@ciweb.org

Contact Sarah Malinoski-Umberger
Creative Strings Workshop & Festival

Contact Christina

Eastern Music Festival
www.easternmusicfestival.org

Melissa Edwards
Director of Education & Admissions
(336) 333-7450 x. 227
admissions@easternmusicfestival.org

Applicants must submit an online application and upload video samples through Accepted (https://app.getacceptd.com/emfestival). Applicants must also email Melissa and provide name/instrument and indicate they are a Sphinx Scholarship applicant.
ENCORE Chamber Music
www.encorechambermusic.org

Hyun Soo Kim
Director of Admissions
admission@encorechambermusic.org

ENCORE Chamber Music is a premiere chamber music festival for string quartets, violinists and pianists in ages 14-23. Our mission is to help young musicians find their own artistic voice through musical collaboration and interpretation. Scholarships are available.

Continuing the legacy of Encore School for Strings, ENCORE students receive daily coaching from the core faculty, watch the masterclasses and performances of world-renowned musicians, learn to teach each other, make deeper connection to music and develop artistic leadership fit for the 21st century. The programs are designed to provide a wildly creative, highly focused environment.

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
http://greatlakeschambermusic.org/shouse-institute

Liz Ahlbrand
Operations & Events Associate
ahlbrand@art-ops.org

The Shouse Institute seeks emerging groups pursuing a career in chamber music to participate in the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Participating ensembles are viewed not as students, but as young colleagues of Festival artists. Shouse fellows enjoy intensive coaching and performance opportunities with some of the world’s most renowned chamber musicians. All Shouse fellows receive lodging, travel to and from the Festival, transportation assistance and per diem.

Qualified applicants are groups of 3 to 6 musicians. Duos will occasionally be considered.

Greenwood Music Camp
www.greenwoodmusiccamp.org/

Deborah Sherr
Director
413-695-6327
deb@greenwoodmusiccamp.org

Contact Deborah
Heifetz International Music Institute
www.heifetzinstitute.org

Jennifer Roe
General Manager
540.907.4446
office@heifetzinstitute.org

Contact Jennifer Roe.
Scholarships are available to the Junior Division 1st place Laureate or one of the top three winners of the Senior Division

Interlochen Arts Camp
camp.interlochen.org/

Kirsten Gamb
Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid
231-276-7372
kirsten.gamb@interlochen.org

Jerrod Price
Director of Admission
231.276.7472
Jerrod.Price@interlochen.org

Contact Kirsten and identify yourself as a Sphinx scholarship applicant.

6 week full scholarship program. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass for students in grade 9-12.

Mark O’Connor Method Camp NYC
http://www.oconnormethodcampnyc.com

Maggie O’Connor, Co-Director
info@oconnormethodnyc.com

Apply online via website. Contact Maggie O’Connor for a private registration link. We will have 3 scholarships available to Sphinx Semi Finalists.
National Orchestral Institute
www.noi.umd.edu

Richard Scerbo
Director
National Orchestral Institute
301.405.1900
rscerbo@umd.edu

Contact Richard Scerbo
National Repertory Orchestra
www.nromusic.com/

Cecile L. Forsberg
Artistic & Operations Director
National Repertory Orchestra
O: 970-453-5825
C: 303-506-1446

Cecile L. Forsberg

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America –
A program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
www.carnegiehall.org/nyousa

Douglas Beck
Director
Artist Training Programs
212.424.2024
nyo-usa@carngiehall.rg

Contact Douglas Beck

Douglas Beck
Director
Artist Training Programs
212.424.2024
nyo-usa@carnegiehall.org

Contact Douglas Beck
The Perlman Music Program
www.perlmanmusicprogram.org

Anna Kaplan
Director of Programs
akaplan@perlmanmusicprogram.org

Please notify Anna Kaplan of your Sphinx scholarship status upon acceptance to The Perlman Music Program
Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory

Catherine Lehr Ramos
314.288.6567
catherine@rockymountainsummerconservatory.org

Catherine Lehr Ramos.
Identify yourself as a Sphinx scholarship recipient on the application.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Rachel Salter
931-598-1225
rgsmalling@gmail.com

Rachel Salter
Identify yourself as a Sphinx scholarship recipient on the application.

Wintergreen Summer Music Academy
www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

Ross Monroe Winter
Director for Admissions and Artistic Planning
(434) 325-8292
academy@wintergreenperformingarts.org

Contact Ross.
Applicant should indicate relationship to Sphinx in application.

YOA Orchestra of the Americas
www.yoa.org/audition

Cayla Inserra
Operations Manager
703-236-0010
cinserra@yoa.org

Apply on the YOA website. Indicate you are a Sphinx Scholarship applicant.

COLLEGE-BOUND PROGRAM

As a Sphinx alum entering a pre-college, undergraduate, graduate or post graduate degree program, you are eligible for the Sphinx College-Bound Program. Through this program, scholarships are provided to participating colleges/conservatories enrolling in the Fall 2017.

You need to follow the standard application and audition process including all fees and submitting a FAFSA by the appropriate deadline.

Sphinx Partner

Contact

Special Instructions

Cleveland Institute of Music
www.cim.edu/

Lynn M. Johnson,
Director of Admissions and
Enrollment Management
216-795-3147
lmj52@cim.edu

Contact Lynn Johnson

Lee Cioppa, Associate Dean for Admissions
lcioppa@juilliard.edu

Please identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant in the Juilliard Financial Aid Application and contact Lee Cioppa

Longy School of Music of Bard College
www.longy.edu

Katherine Drago
Assistant Dean of Admission & Student Services
617-831-1790
kdrago@longy.edu

Contact Katherine Drago

Please identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant on the Scholarship and Financial Aid section of the application.

New England Conservatory
necmusic.edu/explore/

Alex Powell
Assistant Dean for Admissions
617-585-1103
Alex.Powell@necmusic.edu

Contact Alex Powell

Please identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant on the Scholarship and Financial Aid section of the application.

Oberlin College – Conservatory of Music
new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/

Beth Weiss,
Associate Director of Conservatory Admissions
(440) 775-8413
Beth.Weiss@oberlin.edu

Please contact Beth Weiss to identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant

Please identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant on the Scholarship and Financial Aid section of the application.

Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance
www.temple.edu/boyer

James Short,
Director of Admissions
215-204-8598
jshort@temple.edu

Please contact Mr. James Short to inform him that you are a Sphinx Scholarship applicant

Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University
http://www.peabody.jhu.edu

John Huling
Director of Admissions
667-208-6601
Jhuling1@jhu.edu

Please contact Mr. John Huling to inform him that you are a Sphinx Scholarship applicant
Texas Christian University School of Music
www.music.tcu.edu

Paul Cortese
Assistant Director for Operations
817-257-7098
P.cortese@tcu.edu

Please identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant on the TCU Scholarship and Financial Aid application.
University of Colorado-Boulder, College of Music
www.colorado.edu/music

Jeff Hoh
Assistant Dean
303-492-8468
jeffrey.hoh@colorado.edu

Please contact Jeff Hoh to identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant
University of Maryland – School of Music
www.music.umd.edu

Jenny Lang, Assistant Director for Admissions
301-405-5031
jenlang@umd.edu

Contact Jenny Lang
University of Michigan School of Music,Theatre and Dance
www.music.umich.edu/index.php

Laura Hoffman, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management
lauras@umich.edu

Please contact Laura Hoffman and identify yourself as a Sphinx Scholarship applicant.
USC Thornton School of Music
www.usc.edu/music

Phillip M. Placenti,
Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Affairs
800-872-2213
placenti@usc.edu

Self-identify as a Sphinx alum both in your application and through personal notification to the music admission office after you have been admitted.

INSTRUMENT FUND

Sphinx has partnerships with a number of Instrument providers that make instruments available to Semi-Finalists who have a particularly strong need for a quality instrument. Those who are selected by the partner as Instrument Fund Recipients will be able to use the instrument for one year.

Sphinx Partner

Contact

Special Instructions

Geoffrey Ovington
www.ovingtonviolins.com

Geoffrey Ovington, Luthier
518-854-3648
geoffrey@ovingtonviolins.com

Identify yourself as a Sphinx semi-finalist with an interest in a loan through the Sphinx Instrument Fund.
David Kerr Violin Shop
www.kerrviolins.com

David Kerr
(503) 238-4515
DKerr@kerrviolins.com

Identify yourself as a Sphinx semi-finalist with an interest in a loan through the Sphinx Instrument Fund.
William Harris Lee
www.whlee.com

Bruce Morrow
(800) 447-4533
bruce@whlee.com

Identify yourself as a Sphinx semi-finalist with an interest in a loan through the Sphinx Instrument Fund.
Douglas Cox
www.coxviolins.com

Laurie Indenbaum
802-257-1024
laurie@coxviolins.com

Identify yourself as a Sphinx semi-finalist with an interest in a loan through the Sphinx Instrument Fund.

CONTACT US

Sphinx Organization
400 Renaissance Ctr Ste 2550
Detroit MI 48243
ph: 313-877-9100
fax: 313-887-0164
info@sphinxmusic.org

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