Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM), a nonprofit organization that supports professional Annapolis-area musicians and music programs for youth, is accepting applications for its third annual Tim King Music Performance Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current high school senior who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either vocal or instrumental music performance.
Candidates must meet the following basic criteria:
- Be a current high school student attending school in Anne Arundel County, scheduled to graduate in May/June 2020
- Be a musician active in high school chorus, band, orchestra, jazz band, or other school-sponsored performance group(s)
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music performance
Candidates will be evaluated using a system that awards points for (1) active membership in a school band, orchestra, choir, chorus, or other school-sponsored musical performance group; (2) volunteer music participation; (3) participation in special school performances; (4) selection in All County/All State/Regional performance groups; and (5) participation in private music lessons. Candidates must also submit and will be evaluated on a performance video of up to three minutes in length and either a three-minute narrative video or a 350- to 500-word written essay to support their application. The narrative video or essay should address the questions “What role has music played in my life, and how will it shape and influence my future?” and “How will the scholarship assist me?” Candidates are encouraged to include one letter of recommendation from a music teacher, music coach, or music mentor.
The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2020, and the scholarship recipient will be chosen on or about May 15, 2020. To apply, and for details, go to https://www.am-fm.org/music-performance-scholarship/.
Tim King was a beloved Annapolis musician, actor, and writer, and a gifted guitar teacher. This scholarship honors his legacy by providing support to future musicians—something that was near and dear to Tim’s heart.
AMFM was created to provide financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. It also fosters the next generation of musicians in the Annapolis area through its scholarship programs and by funding private lessons for underserved youth. AMFM raises funds through donations and through music events that showcase local professional talent. For more information, visit www.am-fm.org.