New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort

High school and college students eligible

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 1:23pm
  • LifeNews

A new $500 grant to be awarded annually to young Whidbey islanders interested in classical music is now taking applications.

Island Consort, in collaboration with Whidbey Island Arts Council, announced the Young Musicians’ Grant Program will select its first winner Jan. 30.

Applications are due Dec. 15.

Applicants must either be a high school junior or senior, or be a college freshman or sophomore pursuing a future in classical music performance, said Island Consort director Sheila Weidendorf. Applications will be reviewed by an anonymous jury appointed by Whidbey Island Arts Council.

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