The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe.
Fellowships are awarded to musicians at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and are generally not older than their mid-20s. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant’s life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.
The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses – approximately $15,000. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.