Financial Aid

Financial / work-study aid is available for students with proven financial need.
The application deadline is in early fall (call to check availability during the year).
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Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Application

image of Rob Sanzone teaching a guitar lesson

Rob Sanzone teaching guitar

Merit Scholarship

Competition is held each spring and judged by an independent panel.  Open to intermediate or advanced students, not in their senior year, who are studying a major instrument or voice at BMS in private lessons, and who are recommended by their teacher. **

Incentive Scholarship

Half-tuition one-year scholarships are available for students ages 9 – 16 to study “endangered” instruments: French horn, bassoon, double bass and trombone.  Scholarships are also available for selected violin students in Viola Development project and Mixed Notes.  Call the School for further information.

Music Performathon 

The annual BMS Music Performathon for educational programs and scholarships.  As the School celebrates its 75th, we have a proven history preserving and advancing the art of music.  The Performathon takes place Saturday April 8  in the Taft Recital Hall.  Students will play from 9 am to 6 pm to fulfill their pledges.  The performances are free and open to the public. The Prelude Party to the Performathon is Friday, April 7th. Reservations required.

** Participation in the performathon is required for financial aid and merit scholarship recipients.  Participation means both performing during the weekend and collecting pledges.