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 13, 2018 and the recipient will be notified by May 11, 2018. 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 11, 2018. 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:

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


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


Phone: (920) 854-4060