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Each year the Charlotte Folk Society awards scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College to promising musicians who wish to further their studies by participating at the week long music camps near Swannanoa, North Carolina.
The 2015 Spencer-Bryant Scholarship recipient, Mary Shumway, provides her account of the Swannanoa Music Week experience. ...and this of Liam Purcell and Angel Paez experiences, the two 2015 Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship winners!
Important! Please note that the deadline for application materials is Friday, February 26, 2016, and that the auditions will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church on Sunday, February 28th, 2:30 PM . Auditions must be in person. No exceptions to the time and place can be made.
Links to the documents needed to apply for these scholarships are at the ends of the descriptions below.
|The Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship||The Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship|
Marilyn Meacham Price
The Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College is named in honor of the founder of the Charlotte Folk Society and offered as a means of fulfilling our mission to perpetuate traditional music. The Folk Society is fortunate to be able to offer two Youth Scholarships again this year. The second one is the William Thomas Covington Youth Scholarship.
The scholarships will be fully funded by the Charlotte Folk Society and Warren Wilson College. The scholarship covers tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College.
The scholarships are to be awarded to intermediate or advanced students of traditional folk music, either instrumental or vocal. The scholarships are a one-time award for one of the five weeks of music offered at the Swannanoah Gathering.
Details, Guidelines, Application and Release for this once in a lifetime opportunity can be found at the Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship Application Details page!
(photo by Tom Covington)
The Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship is a partnership between the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and the Charlotte Folk Society, named in honor of Sara Spencer, for many years our Central Piedmont Community College Music Department faculty sponsor, and the late Gene Bryant, long-time CPCC Music Department Chair.
The scholarship will be fully funded by the Charlotte Folk Society and Warren Wilson College. The scholarship covers tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College.
(photo by Tom Covington)
The scholarship is to be awarded to an intermediate or advanced adult student or performer of folk music, dance, or folklore. The scholarship is a one-time award for one of the five weeks of music offered at the Swannanoa Gathering. Equal consideration will be given to adults who are actively involved in supporting and/or preserving traditional and contemporary folk music and/or folk arts.
Details, along with the Guidelines, Application and Release forms for this great opportunity can be fount at the Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship Application Details page!
|Past Scholarship Recipients!|
|2015 Winners: Liam Purcell and Angel Paez
(In 2015 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)
|2015 Winner: Mary Shumway|
|2014 Winners: Sam Richardson and Mason Schmitt
(In 2014 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)
|2014 Winner: Alan Davis|
|2013 Winner: Lando Pieroni||2013 Winner: David Fee|
|2012 Winner: Joshua Gerrard||2012 Winner: Josh Campbell|
|2011 Winners: David Fee & Jake Bartholomew
(In 2011 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship in memory of Jim Price)
|2011 Winner: David McGuirt|
|2010 Winner: Isabelle Young||2010 Winner: Carol Raedy|
|2009 Winner: Tyler Mitchell||2009 Winner: Jennifer Stanton|
|2008 Winner: Elene Clemens|| |
|2007 Winner: Carson Hedberg|| |
|2006 Winner: Avery McGuirt|| |
|2005 Winner: Morgan Wilder|| |
|2004 Winner: Andy Edmonds|| |
|2003 Winner: Maddie Howard|| |
|2002 Winner: Amanda Wright|| |