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Spark Mini-Grants


The Spark Mini-Grants are designed to enable full-time faculty, staff and students to request funds for Spark-related goals within the School of Music. Projects and requests should fall in line with the Spark mission to prepare students for vibrant and sustainable futures through creative learning, skill development, and personal exploration. The maximum award per recipient is $500 each academic year. Students may utilize funds for proposals beyond the School of Music as well.

Examples may include:

  • Creative Studio Events
  • Extra-Curricular Student Initiatives
  • Community Based Programming


Deadline for the first round of Mini Grants is October 16, 2023 at 5 p.m. Click to apply!

Requests should be submitted at least 6 weeks before funds are needed. Total funding is not to exceed $500 per academic year per applicant. Funds will be dispersed until the annual allocation is reached. 

Questions and Support

Please direct questions to or visit room 218 in the School of Music.

Previous Recipients

2024 Winners


  • James Allen   
  • Blake Fowler 
  • Joshua Parga 
  • Cody Ray 
  • Justin Schwartz 
  • Weiming Shi 
  • Alejandra Vega Rogue  


  • Rachel Calloway 
  • David Garner 
  • Jennifer Parker Harley 
  • Daniel Sweaney 
2023 Winners
  • Katheryn Ailes
  • Jordan Bartow
  • Carmen Borregales
  • Judith Bridwell for Flute Studio
  • Michael Bunny for Guitar Studio
  • Kyle Bryant
  • Miguel Calleja Rodriguez
  • Alexandra Castro
  • Angeline Gaglione
  • Joseph Gaskins
  • Emma Lacey
  • Andrew Moore
  • Nicole Moore
  • Daniel Myers
  • Angela Pinkham
  • Nathaniel Matthews
  • Patrick Reindl for Jazz Girls Day
  • Megan Rich for Piano Pedagogy Studio
  • Julia Turner
  • Holly Workman

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