The Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund at Asheville Music School has been created in honor of Paul Thorpe, director of AMS, 2003-2011, to bring music lessons, instruments, and outreach to our community and those in need. Scholarship awards are determined by a committee of Asheville Music School board members and the Scholarship Manager. Scholarships are awarded for six month semesters: July through December and January through June.
The next deadline to be considered for the upcoming January-June term is November 30, 2017.
Scholarships are available for private lessons for those in the community who demonstrate financial need and a desire to take private music lessons (or those who are currently enrolled in lessons at AMS). The detailed instructions are on the application form but include current financial and tax information, a personal statement, and a willingness to give back through volunteer hours. Scholarship percentages are awarded based on many factors, but can be from 25% up to 75% of lesson cost covered. Completed applications may be turned into the AMS office or electronically scanned and emailed to Scholarship Manager, Hillary Trumpler, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder that November 30, 2017 is a receipt date for all application materials. Please email contact us with any additional questions or concerns about applying. We are happy to assist in any way possible.
Click to download: Scholarship Application January-June 2018
Former Director Amy Rae Stupka speaks about our scholarship program.