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PMF 2015 Scholarship Winner

The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Eva Jade Webber a senior at Sturgeon Bay High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Eva will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.

Applicants must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts, and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from music professional and from the student's high school principal. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors then reviews the applications and selects a recipient. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship is awarded for three years beginning with the sophomore year and continuing through the senior year. The recipient must send an annual update plus proof of continuing registration as a music student

“The committee was so impressed with Eva’s essay and accomplishments,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “We wondered when she sleeps.”

In her essay, Eva spoke of her love of composition and how she has pursued her love of music outside of the tradition high school setting. Her collaboration with other Door County musicians led to a CD of her original songs and the start of her own music business including copywriting her CD. In 2013 she attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in the singer-songwriter program. Eva will be honored at the Saturday, August 15 concert of the Peninsula Music Festival. Eva and her family will attend as guests of the Festival.

Peninsula Music Festival Announces Scholarship Winner

The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Kaira Rouer, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Kaira will be attending Lawrence University in Appleton this fall.

Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.

Applicants must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts, and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from music professional and from the student's high school principal. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors then reviews the applications and selects a recipient. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship is awarded for three years beginning with the sophomore year and continuing through the senior year. The recipient must send an annual update plus proof of continuing registration as a music student.

“This year the Festival received three outstanding applications from the Door County School Districts,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “The choice is always very tough for the committee. All of our schools can be very proud of their students. I know everyone involved with the selection process was very impressed!”

In her essay, Kaira Rouer highlights her long-standing participation in musical activities as well as her academic achievements. Additionally, her principal spoke of her ‘high character… her ability to make decisions and put her words into action has made her a model student.’

Kaira will be honored at the Saturday, August 17 concert of the Peninsula Music Festival. Kaira and her family will attend as guests of the Festival.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

OFFERED BY THE PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS & GUIDANCE COUNSELORS

 The Peninsula Music Festival offers one $3,000 scholarship and five $100 awards each year to students who reside in Door County.

 

1. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship

This three year, $1,000.00 per year, scholarship is to be awarded each year to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.

To apply, a student must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts, and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from a music professional and from the student's high school principal. An application blank is enclosed and may be reproduced as needed.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will receive applications and will select the recipient. Applications must be received at the PMF by April 10, 2017 and the recipient will be notified by May 8, 2017. A certificate will be presented at the annual awards ceremony at his or her school. The scholarship will be awarded starting at the beginning of his or her second year of college and continuing until the beginning of the senior year of college. The award must be utilized for educational expenses. At the end of each academic year, beginning with the completion of the freshman year, the recipient is expected to furnish the Peninsula Music Festival with a brief progress report and proof of registration for the following academic year with a major or minor in music.

Only one $3,000 scholarship will be awarded each year. The PMF retains the right to not award the scholarship in any year in which no applicant meets the criteria.

Applications should be sent to:

Peninsula Music Festival
P.O. Box 340
Ephraim, WI 54211

 

2. Peninsula Music Festival Summer Music Awards

The PMF Summer Music Awards consist of five $100* awards given each spring to music students who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. One grant will be offered to students in each of the five Door County Public Schools. The purpose of the awards is to help defray the cost of music lessons or summer music camps. To be eligible, students must have demonstrated a sustained interest in music and commitment to further education in this field.

The music faculty at each school shall select a recipient by May 8, 2017. Please include the names of the selected student(s), a brief statement about each, how the award will be used (including the name and address of the camp, music teacher or student to which the check should be forwarded), and send all this info to:

Peninsula Music Festival
P.O. Box 340
Ephraim, WI 54211
Or e-mail your choice(s) to: sharon@musicfestival.com

*Teachers may award $100 to one student, $50 to two, or $25 to four deserving students.*

 

Karen Smuda Emerging Conductor Program

Mission Statement:

The Peninsula Music Festival’s Karen Smuda Emerging Conductor Program will provide training and exposure for aspiring conductors with a professional orchestra. The programs intention is to provide broad experience with all aspects of orchestra conducting and management to enhance their career goals.

Qualifications:

  • Professional Resume
  • Undergraduate degree in music performance
  • Masters in conducting
  • Currently enrolled or recently completed a Doctoral Program in Conducting
  • Flexibility, adaptability, able to work under pressure, self motivated
  • Good communication skills

Other Considerations:

  • Current/Valid drivers license
  • Dependable car
  • Housing and small stipend provided

Job Description: Supervised by the Music Director

  • Artistic Responsibilities:

    • Be available to the Music Director
      • Observe all rehearsals and give input as requested
      • Attend all concerts
      • Assist with pre concert talks
      • Collaborate on the season previews (talking program notes)
    • Be available to the Music Librarian
      • Assist with distribution and collection of parts
      • Assist with bowings
    • Be available to work with community and youth music programs dependent on summer schedule
  • Administrative Skills Exposure:

    • Shadow administrative staff for Exposure to:
      • Business Operation
      • Fundraising
      • Marketing and Public Relations
      • Community Relations
      • Box Office
      • Crisis Management

There will be a written follow up on the program from both the participants and the PMF. Verbal interviews will be conducted if necessary.

Application Procedure

A small stipend, plus housing is provided for those selected for the program. Those interested in the August 2017 season, the application procedure is as follows:

Please read the criteria for the Emerging Conductor Program before applying. Only applications that meet the criteria will be reviewed. Applications will only be accepted by email to the email address provided.

Send an email to emergingconductor@musicfestival.com with the following information and attachments:

Full contact information including full name, current physical address, email and cell phone number. Include in the email the YouTube URL for the Conductor Excerpt Video.

Attachments:

1. Cover letter that addresses the qualifications outlined above

2. Resume that includes, where applicable, principal/other current conducting positions, previous conducting positions, guest conductor engagements, education background and current level and enrollment, principal performance instrument, conducting teachers, conducting workshops or seminars, conducting awards.

3. Three letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with your conducting including phone and email contacts for each

Save all of these items as either a DOC, DOCX or PDF using this naming convention for the file names:
lastname_firstname_ECP_coverletter
lastname_firstname_ECP_resume
lastname_firstname_ECP_recommendone
lastname_firstname_ECP_recommendtwo
lastname_firstname_ECP_recommendthree

Conductor Excerpt Video Submission Guidelines:

Please upload video excerpts online to Youtube. If you don't already have online excerpts, we recommend setting up an account with YouTube. Video excerpts should be clearly titled with applicant's name, composer name, work, and movement. The video may  be unlisted and the URL submitted in the letter as described above.

Applicants should present 2 excerpts of contrasting standard repertoire demonstrating a variety of styles and tempi. Complete movements are preferred. Videos submissions should be no less than ten minutes and should not exceed twenty minutes in length. Filming should be done from the back of the orchestra with the focus on the front of the conductor with clear baton/body visibility. Think about microphone placement so as to record the best sound. Concert performance footage is preferred rather than rehearsal. No audiovisual displays before the segment begins - no promotional video please.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31, 2017 about their acceptance into the program.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060