Financial Aid and Scholarship: New England Music Camp was founded by Paul Wiggin in 1937 with the determination that any deserving child who wished to attend NEMC should be able to do so regardless of family financial circumstances. Thanks to the support and generosity of those who share Paul Wiggin’s mission, NEMC has continued to serve deserving children for over 80 years.

Click here for detailed information about the various named scholarships and aid we are proud to offer.

How to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid 

  • Create an account and complete the application for Financial Aid and Scholarship  HERE If you need assistance or do not have computer access please call Fiona Bryan at 844-476-6976 ext. 801. Financial aid and scholarship applications must be submitted with a copy of the first two pages of most recent 1040 tax form. All campers receiving aid will be required to participate in work/study as a portion of their aid award [NOTE: 1040 is not required for work/study scholarship only].

 

NEMC Merit-Based Scholarships – applications due March 1st

Merit scholarships are awarded to exceptional musicians, based upon proven musical ability, dedication to the musical craft, and the potential for improving the overall experience for all campers.

2018 NEMC Merit Scholarship Application

  NEMC Second-Century Scholarship: 1-7  winners. $1000-$7000 scholarship for new or returning students.

  • Eligible Instruments: All instruments and voice
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).

  Jerry and Irene Green Scholarship: One winner. $4700, single-session (3-week), full-tuition scholarship for a new or returning student. An applicant cannot win in two consecutive years.

  • Eligible Instruments: Bassoon, Oboe, Clarinet, String Bass, Saxophone, Trombone, Tuba/Euphonium, Horn
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).

  Bill and Dorothy Schmearer Scholarship for Jazz Studies: One winner. Single-session (3-week), full-tuition scholarship for a new student aged 15 and up.

  • Eligible Instruments: Bass, Drum Set, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet.
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).
  • Required to submit NEMC General Financial Aid Application

  Leon and Linda Gregorian Merit Scholarship for Violin or Viola: One winner. $1000 scholarship for a new violin or viola student.

  • Eligible Instruments: Violin and Viola
  • Audition video requirements:
    • Two major and Two minor scales in 3 octaves with arpeggios.
    • One movement of a solo J.S. Bach work of your choice.
    • Violin: First movement of a standard violin concerto from the Classical or Romantic period with piano accompaniment.
    • Viola: First movement of a standard viola concerto from the Baroque period with piano accompaniment or a concert piece for viola with piano accompaniment.

  Damon Holton Classical Guitar Scholarship – One winner. Full-season (6-week), full-tuition scholarship for a new or returning classical guitar student.

  • Eligible Instrument: Classical Guitar
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).
  • Required to submit NEMC General Financial Aid Application

  Jackie Kimpel Scholarship for Musical Theater: One Winner. $1000 scholarship for a new or returning student. An applicant can only win once.

  • Eligible Instrument: Musical Theater
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).

  Mary M. Collins Scholarship for Voice and Musical Theater: Multiple winners. $1000-$5000 scholarship for new or returning students. An applicant can only win once.

  • Eligible Instruments: Voice or Musical Theater
  • Audition video requirement: two [2] contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s ability (musicianship, tone, range, etc.).