About JazzErie

2015 JazzErie Scholarship Application
Graduating H.S. Seniors, Check out this opportunity!

Chuck Lute, Education Committee Contact:  Chuck Lute, JazzErie Education Committee

                  814-825-5480      email:  clute2576@rooadrunner.com     mail:  2576 Corvette Dr., Erie PA 16510

Please contact us if you have any questions.                                                                  

                                                        JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship

There will be one $1000 scholarship awarded by Jazz Erie to a high school senior student The scholarship will be based on the student's academic and musical excellence, resume, and letters of recommendation, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
Prior to the distribution of funds, an officer of Jazz Erie will contact the appropriate institution and confirm the student's enrollment for the following year. The scholarship award will be presented to the student at the Next Generation Concert on Thursday, May 16 at Gen. McLane High School.

Candidates

The applicant must be planning to major in a music curriculum in an accredited college, university or conservatory. This could be music education, music performance, music theory, etc. Applicant must be a senior currently enrolled at a public or parochial high school.


Application Process
Completed applications will be returned to Jazz Erie Scholarship Chairman:  Completed applications and all materials must be postmarked by May  5, 2015.


Applications consist of:
1. Completed application
2. Recommendation of high school music director(s)
3. Recommendation of high school guidance counselor
4. Verification of college application and acceptance for the study of music curriculum at an accredited college, university or conservatory.
5. An essay on how participation in the school's jazz music program has enriched your life and influenced your future music aspirations and a video/dvd of a solo performance on your major instrument.


Selection process
The scholarship committee will consist of the following Jazz Erie members:
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Jazz Erie Scholarship committee
4. Representative from the performance committee
This committee will meet prior to the Next Generation concert. Each committee member will rank the applicants, and an average will be taken to decide the winner. The winner will be announced at the Next Generation concert. If, in the opinion of the judges, no student meets the criteria, the scholarship may not be awarded.


                                                                                       Jazz Erie
                                                                      Jazz Scholarship Application


Please type all information and letters of recommendation


Name_____________________________ High School___________________________


School Address___________________________________________________________


City_______________________________State _____________ Zip________________


School Phone ______________________


Home address ______________________


City_______________________________State _____________ Zip________________


Home Phone _______________________


Please check the festivals you attended and place your chair placement or rank in the area next to the instrument.


Jazz Ensemble
      Sophomore                                                 Junior                                                           Senior
Instrument - Chair                               Instrument - Chair                                               Instrument - Chair


District
Band Number
All State


List any other musical honors/awards:

 


Detail your contribution to musical activities outside of school:

 


List musical organizations in your school in which you participate and the number of years you have been a member:

 


List special honors in music you have and academic achievement:


Other awards and honors you have earned:


List any music or jazz camps you have attended:


On a separate piece of paper, please write a short essay on how participation in the school's Jazz music program has enriched your life and influenced your future music aspirations.


Attach to this application:


* Essay on how participation in the school's Jazz music program has enriched your life and influenced your future music aspirations.
* Recommendation of high school director (typed).
* Recommendation of high school guidance counselor (typed).
* Verification of college application and acceptance at an accredited college, university, or conservatory for the study of music.


I have completed this application and confirm that all information is truthful and correct. I am aware of the criteria for the award selection and agree to abide by the decisions of the Jazz Erie Selection Committee if any interview or performance tape would be required.


Student Signature___________________________________________


Parent Signature ____________________________________________


Music Director Signature ____________________________________


Date Mailed _________


PLEASE MAIL ONE ORIGINAL AND FOUR COPIES OF THE COMPLETED PACKAGE TO:
Chuck Lute, Jazz Erie
2576 Corvette Drive
Erie, PA 16510

All materials must be postmarked by May 5, 2015.



                                                              Jazz Erie Scholarship Application

                                    EVALUATION AND ENDORSEMENT BY THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DIRECTOR

Name of Applicant :_______________________________________________________

I verify that the above named student is a senior at: ______________________________
(school)

Music Director Signature: __________________________________________________

Director’s Phone: ____________________________ ___________________________
(home) (school)

Director’s email: ____________________________ ___________________________
(home) (school)

Date: _________________

Director’s recommendation (Typing would be appreciated):

* We reserve the right to reprint portions of this evaluation.
* Use this page or an attachment.
* You may choose to have more than one music director complete a recommendation form.



                                                              Jazz Erie Scholarship Application

                                EVALUATION AND ENDORSEMENT BY THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Name of Applicant: _______________________________________________________

I verify that the above named student is a senior at:______________________________
(school)

Counselor’s Signature: ____________________________________________________

Counselor’s Phone: _______________________
(school)

Counselor’s email: _______________________
(school)

Date: ___________________

Counselor’s recommendation (Typing would be appreciated):

* We reserve the right to reprint portions of this evaluation.
* Use this page or an attachment.

March 7, 2015