Bassoon Scholarships

By Misty Faucheux ; Updated September 15, 2017
College scholarships are available to deserving bassoon players to further advance their music career.

Music scholarships aren’t only for singers and those who play the most well-known instruments. Bassoon scholarships are available to students who are good musicians and have commitment to their academic career. While most of these scholarships are given out by individual schools, there are some national programs available. For school scholarships, students will have to apply with their high school or college music department.

Homer Pence Bassoon Scholarship

The Homer Pence Bassoon Scholarship is given to a freshman or transfer student entering Ball State University who intends to be a music major with an emphasis on the bassoon. Full-time students who demonstrate the potential to become a professional musician, maintain a 3.0 grade-point average and belong to either the Ball State University Orchestra or a similar band are eligible to apply.

School of Music Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306 765-285-5400 bsu.edu

Bassoon and Bassson Fellowship

The Aspen Music Festival and School awards the Bassoon and Bassoon Fellowship based on merit to students planning to study bassoon at the school. After submitting four copies of their audition CDs to the school, students applying for the scholarship must audition with a certain set of musical pieces. Award recipients receive full paid tuition, room and board. Students who wish to live off campus receive a $2,750 stipend for the full session.

Aspen Music Festival and School 2 Music School Road Aspen, CO 81611 970-925-3254 aspenmusicfestival.com

Susan Jean Kester Bassoon Scholarship

The College of William and Mary awards the Susan Jean Kester scholarship to bassoon students currently studying at William and Mary. H. Burton Kester, instructor of bassoon, established the award in 2001 in memory of his niece. Awarded according to a vote by the School of Music faculty members, the scholarship is usually given to students who are academically committed and show potential.

College of William and Mary P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 757-221-4000 wm.edu

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Misty Faucheux became a freelance writer in 1998 and has been an editor since 2004. She has written for a variety of websites and blogs, specializing in topics ranging from digital photography to computer systems to digital media. Faucheux received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Loyola University New Orleans.