2021 Scholarship Fund

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On June 6, 2021, 37 of the most advanced music students from around the country and the world will arrive at Round Top Festival Institute for six weeks of study during the 2021 Round Top Music Festival. They will be mentored by 30 outstanding faculty and work with six renowned conductors on an alternating schedule during the six weeks.

The students will arrive from 17 states and 4 foreign countries--9 students from 5 Texas universities:
Baylor University
Southern Methodist University
University of Houston
University of North Texas
University of Texas-Austin
 

Other schools represented include:
Ball State University
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Cleveland Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
DePaul University
Eastman School of Music
Indiana University
Mannes School of Music
New England Conservatory
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Royal College of Music
University of Cincinnati (CCM)
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Oregon
Vanderbilt University
Yale University

All students are accepted on scholarship. Many would not be able to attend without this financial assistance. Each year, $6,000 needs to be raised for each student attending the Institute.

Efforts to secure these funds for the 2021 Festival are ongoing. Our goal is to raise $222,000 to provide scholarships for the 37 students who have been accepted to attend this summer.

By supporting this effort, you will be making a difference in the life of a talented young musician. Your tax-deductible gift will help sustain Round Top Festival Institute and its mission.

The Round Top Festival Institute has always counted on the support of friends, both old and new, to sustain its mission of providing outstanding music education opportunities to qualified students. The rigorous and intense six-week program has proven to be very successful in helping these students become better musicians and establish higher standards for themselves, as well as advance their careers.

We are pleased to note that alumni of the Institute now perform professionally on six continents, and include Sheryl Staples, Principal Associate Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic; Raymond Riccomini, Trumpet, Metropolitan Opera (New York); and Nicholas Stovall, Principal Oboe, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), among others.

Consider a gift now.

Scholarships are at the core of our educational mission and support the students through the six weeks of private lessons, chamber music studies and orchestral studies, resulting in the public concerts that many of you experience throughout the summer season. Scholarships are $6,000 and offer an important level of commitment. Contributions at every level are greatly needed and appreciated.

We hope you will consider a charitable gift of a $6,000 scholarship and make a difference in the life of a talented young musician. You may make your tax-deductible gift online, or by mail. Indicate "for student scholarships". Make check payable to The James Dick Foundation and mail to PO Box 89, Round Top, TX 78954. For more information, send email to giving@festivalhill.org or call the Institute office at 979-249-3129 and leave a message. Please click the link below to access the scholarship fund flyer with a convenient coupon for mailing or sharing with family and friends.

2021 Scholarship Fund Flyer


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Round Top Festival Institute is the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts,
a 501(c)(3) public non-profit educational foundation since 1972.