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Pete Carpenter Fellowship
Deadline: January 24

Pete Carpenter Fellowship is for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for 4-5 weeks on a day-to-day basis with BMI composer Mike Post, Pete Carpenter's partner and friend, and writer of such TV themes as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Law and Order. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other distinguished theatrical, film, and television composers. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 stipend for travel and expenses.

Broadcast Music, Inc.: Awards to Student Composers
Deadline: February 11

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition for young composers of classical music. The awards are made on an annual basis for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music and all works are judged under pseudonyms. Applicants must be under the age of 26. Prizes totaling $20,000 and ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Fondation des Etats-Unis: Harriet Hale Wooley Scholarship
Deadline: January 31

The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts and music. The scholarship is not intended for research in art history, or musicology, nor for dance or theatre. The Woolley scholars are expected to participate actively and regularly in the cultural program of the Fondation des Etats-Unis by giving and attending concerts, art exhibitions, and various social events. Each of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarships carries a stipend of 8,500 euros paid in four installments throughout the academic year (October 1st-June 30th).

The Asian Arts Council Humanities Fellowship Grants Residency Program
Deadline: August 1

The Asian Cultural Council is a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia. An emphasis is placed on awards to artists, scholars and specialists from Asia for research, study and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in Asia and to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange. Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Broadcast Music, Inc.: Awards to Student Composers
Deadline: February 11

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition for young composers of classical music. The awards are made on an annual basis for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music and all works are judged under pseudonyms. Applicants must be under the age of 26. Prizes totaling $20,000 and ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Foundation: Scholarship
Deadline June 30

The purpose of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Singing and Piano Competition is to encourage the development of young singers and piano accompanists. Prizes are awarded to the best singer, to the best piano accompanist and to the best duet. The Competition takes place in Paris each two years, in front of a seven-member international jury. The Nadia and Lili Boulanger international Singing and Piano Competition also gives the winner of the Singing Prize a concert performance opportunity in a Paris venue. The seven-member Jury will be sole judge in the granting of the following Prizes: Singing Prize of euros 10,000, Duet Prize of euros 5,000, Piano Prize of euros 5,000, Prize from the Sacem for the best interpretation of the obligatory contemporary work.

Bagby Foundation for Musical Arts Grants (No Website)

The Bagby Foundation offers short-term (usually 3-6 month) musical study grants to promising young opera singers and classical musicians on the basis of both talent and need. These grants are mainly for those who have already completed their graduate studies and need additional, specific coaching lessons to make their professional debut. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants must submit an initial letter setting forth the reasons why financial assistance is required and provide a self-addressed, stamped envelop. For additional information, contact:

J. Andrew Lark Esq.
Executive Director
Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts
501 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10017
(212) 986- 6094

Eubie Blake Scholarship (No Website)

The Eubie Blake Fund offers several music scholarships for instrumental studies, particularly but not exclusively for student interested in performing traditional American music. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Grants range from $1,000 to $1,500 per semester, payable only toward tuition. To be eligible students must secure up to four recommendations from music teachers supply proof of admission to an educational institution, supply a statement of financial need and provide official transcripts of past musical studies. An audio cassette containing a recent sample of the student's performance is desirable but not a requirement. For additional information and application materials, contact:

Elliot Hoffman, Esq.
James Herbert Blake Trust
C/o Beldock, Levine, & Hoffman, LLP
99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 490-0400

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (No Website)
Deadline: January

The Kinely Fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing. Graduates must have majored in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater or urban and regional planning. Three awards will be given each year: a grant of $7,500 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater or urban and regional planning; another of the same amount in art, architecture or music; and an additional grant of $15,000 in music.

The fellowships will help defray expenses of advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. One or two fellowships of lesser amount may also be granted upon Committee recommendations. Application deadline is usually in early January. For further information and applications, contact:

Dr. Kathleen F. Conlin, Chair
Kate Neal Kinely Memorial Fellowship Committee
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts
608 East Lorado Taft Drive, #15
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333- 1661

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