S C H O L A R S H I P
Bellevue Music Academy offers scholarships two times per year to individuals who apply and meet the scholarship criteria. The mission of the Bellevue Music Academy Scholarship Program is: to create additional opportunities and sources of music education for interested students while at the same time, through music and music education helping students build a stronger sense of responsibility and community.
To an individual that shows exemplary potential in their given area of musical study. BMA scholarships are available to students pursuing any classical music and open to students of piano.
2 openings each year (one Fall and one Winter/Spring).
A 12 week full lesson scholarship. This scholarship covers all lesson fees for a period of 12 weeks. It is not transferable to any other individual or party. The scholarship covers lesson costs only and is not applicable toward any other musical materials or fees. Spring term scholarship: The 12 week Winter/Spring BMA Scholarship starts the first week of February and extends to the week before Memorial Day. Fall term scholarship: The 12 Week Fall Scholarship starts the first week of September and extends to the week before the end of year.
Applicants for Scholarship must be between ages of 14 to 17 years old, must have been taking music lessons previously for a period of not less than three years, and have the intention of continued musical study. Applicants must have access to the instrument that they are studying from the beginning of the scholarship term. Applicants must live within reasonable commuting distance of Bellevue Music Academy.
Application information and procedures
Fully completed Scholarship Application must be received at the Bellevue Music Academy by the application deadline stated in this section. Applicant must be available for an audition during the audition period as stated in this section. Failing to meet application deadlines and audition scheduling will result in disqualification of consideration for scholarship.
Application deadline for the Winter/spring scholarship is the 3rd Monday of January. Auditions for the Winter/Spring will be held the last week of January. Application deadline for the Fall scholarship is the 3rd Monday of June. Auditions for the Fall Scholarship will be held the last week of June.
1) All major and minor scales played two octaves up and down (hands together)
2) All major and minor triad arpeggios played two octaves up and down (hands together),
3) One performance piece in Baroque or Classical periods.
4) One performance piece in Romantic or Contemporay periods. Each piece must be at least 3 minutes in length but no longer than 15 minutes. These performance pieces must be written pieces of music. Both pieces must be played from memory.
1) It is the responsibility of the scholarship student to attend all scholarship lessons. There will be no make up of missed lessons for scholarships except in cases of severe illness, or weather and these will be at the discretion of the scholarship administrator. Multiple missed lesson may result in the loss of scholarship support for your lessons. Lessons may still be available for continued study but the lessons will no longer be paid for by the scholarship program. Not showing up for lessons and not calling before hand to let the teacher and school know that you will not be there (no call no show) is grounds for immediate expulsion from the scholarship program.
2) It is the responsibility of the scholarship student to be prepared for all lessons. This includes adequate and appropriate practice between lessons as well as bringing all books and applicable materials to each lesson. Participation is very important. Students who do not actively participate in their lessons will lose the support of the scholarship fund for their lessons. Lessons will still be available for continued study but lessons will no longer be paid for by the scholarship fund. In these cases the student will be responsible for all lesson fees.
3) It is the responsibility of the scholarship student to perform in student recitals, fundraiser, community service, etc. during the scholarship term. Bellevue Music Academy must be notified of all other performances outside the academy.