The AHS Foundation Funds

Foundations Awards for
College Scholarships

AHS National Competition, held on odd numbered years in conjunction with the AHS Summer Institute, offers monetary prizes in five divisions: Junior, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced, and Young Professional.

Additional awards for best performances of specific works in the National conference, for the study of the harp, for the study of music therapy using the harp, and for assistance to attend summer music camp.

 

Scholarships for Advanced Study

The following funds are for study of harp at a college or university. Scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to winners of national auditions. The auditions are administered and monitored by a panel appointed by the AHS/Foundation Committee.

Kathy Bundock Moore Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Moore was both a harp instructor for the University of Northern Colorado and a private harp teacher in the state of Colorado for over 30 years. She worked diligently to increase the effectiveness of the harp instruction in Colorado. It was her wish to fund a scholarship for students attending Colorado colleges and universities enrolled in an undergraduate music degree program with a specialization in harp. Her family and friends are supporting a fund within the AHS Foundation to make her wishes a reality. Currently the funds will provide for a non-renewable $2,000 scholarship to be awarded annually.

Kathy Bundock Moore Scholarship Application 

Application deadline is May 1, 2019

Announcement of scholarship recipient: June 5, 2019.

Requirements for application:

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or equivalent, for the 4 prior years of high school, junior college or current undergraduate studies
  • Acceptance in a state of Colorado undergraduate program for studies with a harp-centered degree program
  • A 200- to 300-word paper by the applicant discussing his or her reason(s) for applying, aspirations for achievement, and the scholarship’s role in achieving those goals. Include financial needs if significant
  • Two recommendations from current educators (one music and one general studies) that attest to the applicant’s abilities and drive to achieve far-reaching goals and difficult objectives
  • A performance DVD, MP3, Flash Drive or Video recording which includes two memorized pieces of harp music, one that demonstrates the applicant’s highest level of technical facility and one that demonstrates difficult and demanding rhythm skills. Maximum length of 15 minutes.
  • Application must be received by May 1, 2019.

Send Application:

American Harp Society Foundation Awards

c/o Penny Howk Beavers

646 Worcester Drive
Cambria, CA 93428-3230

For questions, contact:

 Penny Howk Beavers

Applications and MP3s can also be submitted electronically.

 

*NOTE: Pass-through funds are those continued by yearly donations. The other funds are endowed funds and only the interest is used.

Awards, Scholarships and Prizes

The following awards are given annually or biennially. Applications are reviewed by a committee of harpists and teachers who choose the winner(s).

Kids for Camp 2019 Award

The Kids for Camp Award makes summer music camp or a harp conference a reality for a young harpist who might otherwise not have such an opportunity. For 2019, two $500 awards will be given to promising young harp students on the basis of great financial need.

Congratulations to the 2018 Kids for Camp Scholarship winner:

  • Cadence Uzarraga, 14, attending The Summer Harp Academy in N.C.

Kids for Camp Application 

Application deadline is May 1, 2019

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be between the ages of 10 years and 17 years on May 1, 2019.
  • Application must be received by May 1, 2019.

Application Must Include:

  • Applicant’s full name, age, birth date, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Specific plans to attend a summer music camp or a harp conference.
  • A brief biography which includes musical and academic education, a general analysis of financial need, and a statement of why this award would be of help to the applicant.
  • A CD, MP3, or video recording of the applicant’s playing, no more than 10 minutes in length, which demonstrates musical ability. At least one selection must be of standard harp repertoire and the others free choice. The judging emphasis is on musicality, not on technical merit or length of study.
  • Two letters of reference evaluating the applicant’s candidacy. One of these must be from a present or previous harp instructor.

Send Application:

American Harp Society Foundation Awards

c/o Penny Howk Beavers

646 Worcester Drive
Cambria, CA 93428-3230

For questions, contact:

 Penny Howk Beavers

Applications and MP3s can also be submitted electronically. Application materials must be received by May 1, 2019.

*A pass-though fund founded by Felice Pomeranz.

Kathy Bundock Moore Scholarship Application 

Kids for Camp Application 

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