Apply: JOANNE W. HULCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP,
INTERLOCHEN ARTS CAMP HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM

 

The Interlochen Arts Camp (IAC) High School Music Summer Program  is one of the most prestigious summer music camps in the country. Located on a beautifully wooded 1,200 acres in northwest Michigan, the 6-week program enables high school age students to work with an internationally-known faculty of musicians and conductors.

If you are interested in applying, please discuss this with your private teacher and your MYSO music director for guidance on how to prepare your audition material. Please contact Artistic Administrator Don Sipe for more information.

The Joanne W. Hulce Merit Scholarship supports talented young musicians who have demonstrated the capacity to succeed in the exceptional opportunities made possible at the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Music Summer Program. One musician will be selected to receive a scholarship for full tuition (up to $10,000 maximum) for this program.

IAC offers both merit scholarships and financial aid. We encourage all to apply to IAC for these in addition to the Hulce Scholarship which is intended for one recipient.

Contact Don Sipe at 414-267-2946 or donsipe@myso.org with questions.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

  • apply for and eventually be admitted to the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Music Program
  • be enrolled in MYSO’s Senior Symphony, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, or Philharmonia
  • be in grades 9-12
  • need financial assistance to attend this program
  • be deeply committed to furthering their artistic experiences and education
  • show outstanding interest, ability, and potential as identified by his/her MYSO music director and private teacher
  • be contemplating a career in music
  • intend to enroll in the full 6-week summer program

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must:

  • apply for and ultimately be admitted to the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Music Program (Interlochen application deadline is February 1, 2020; admission decisions are made in March)
    • Interlochen Audition Requirements. Click here for more information.

Video or audio file #1: Choose one movement from a piece listed in the suggested audition repertoire list, or choose a piece of comparable difficulty. Selections of contrasting style, and piano accompaniment when appropriate, are recommended. Percussionists should demonstrate skills on each of the following: snare drum, mallet instruments, and timpani.

Video or audio file #2: Choose one movement from an additional piece.

Video or audio file #3: Prepare one major and one minor scale.

  • complete and submit a scholarship application to MYSO (see below)
  • complete and submit a MYSO 2019-20 Financial Aid Application to MYSO, if not already submitted
  • submit the following video or audio recordings via Dropbox link or similar sharing service in the following formats: .wav, .mpg, .aiff or DVD. Please clearly identify the work, composer, and performer.

Video or audio file #1: Choose one movement from a piece listed in the suggested audition repertoire list, or choose a piece of comparable difficulty. Selections of contrasting style, and piano accompaniment when appropriate, are recommended. Percussionists should demonstrate skills on each of the following: snare drum, mallet instruments, and timpani.

Video or audio file #2: Choose one movement from an additional piece.

Video or audio file #3: Prepare one major and one minor scale.

  • Submit one letter of recommendation each (total of two) from:
    • your private instrumental teacher and
    • your music director at MYSO

The letters should address their perceptions of the student’s demonstrated outstanding interest, ability, and potential for success while enrolled at Interlochen.

1-3 finalists will be chosen to play a live audition.

Apply here:

Application Checklist:

___ Completed Application
___ Video Recordings (Please include your name on the DVD or as the file name.)
___ Letter of recommendation from your private lesson music teacher
___ Letter of recommendation from your MYSO music director
___ MYSO 2019-20 Financial Aid Application (if not already submitted for other aid)

Please mail or deliver materials no later than Saturday, February 1, 2020,

to:
Don Sipe, MYSO Artistic Administrator
325 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Or email to: donsipe@myso.org

Contact Don Sipe at 414-267-2946 or donsipe@myso.org with questions.