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Spark Summer Study Grants

 Spark Summer Study Grants support students’ pursuit of opportunities and learning environments which align with Spark’s mission to support the development and exploration of diverse and dynamic musical lives. 

These grants provide funding for students for summer study at music festivals, young artist programs, training programs, etc.  

Funds Available

Grant winners may receive up to $1000 for summer study programs. Eligible expenses include tuition/registration fees.

Timeline: Deadline for grant proposals will be announced at the end of the Fall 2023 semester. 

Applications include:

  • Completed application
  • Detailed budget
  • Letter or email of acceptance
  • Cover letter
  • Video of purpose

James Allen – Chautauqua Opera Conservatory 
Jordan Bartow – Cortona Sessions for New Music 
Emily Beddingfield – Cortona Session for New Music 
LaDejia Bittle – Chautauqua Opera Conservatory 
Ellis Carroll – Classic Lyric Arts 
Nico Caruso – Varna International Music Academy 
Meghan Cluskey – Varna International Music Academy 
Bennett Donovan – Modern Band Summit 
Alex Doolittle – Carolina Crown 
Zhenyu Gao – Saarburg International Music Festival and School 
Tiaryca Green – Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival 
Jie He – Saarburg International Music Festival and School 
Anna Klausi – Chautauqua Opera Conservatory 
Claire Martin – USC Global Classroom 
Keri McCourt – Phantom Regiment 
Nicole Moore – Cortona Sessions for New Music 
Daniel Myers – Cortona Sessions for New Music 
Cody Ray – Michigan State University Conducting Symposium 
Veronica Rice – Harrower Summer Opera Workshop 
Briona Robinson – Harrower Summer Opera 
Miguel Calleja Rodriguez – Cortona Sessions for New Music 
Justin Schwartz – Mostly Modern Festival 
Emma Schwertfuehrer – Varna International Music Academy 
DeShawn Stevens – International Performing Arts Institute 
Ben Stone – Phantom Regiment  
Julie Welch – BWS German Lingua 
Holly Workman – Cortona Sessions for New Music 


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