The ultimate goal of the Crown Guitar Foundation is to build an outstanding education and mentoring program for dozens of recipients each year, making a critical difference in advancing their artistic and music career development.

We strive to nurture a unique, life-changing experience that dramatically enhances their guitar expertise and skills while nourishing their creative spirit in a relaxed, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.

During the past 8 years we have awarded 156 scholarships to students and teachers from across the Valley, and Montana, providing exposure to high caliber faculty and artists to build and grow their career. The 7 days of education and mentoring with faculty and Artists in Residence can be a life changing experience. These recipients spend the week in a focused track at the Crown Workshop where they study a specific genre, collaborate and perform together with their class and many other participants for a full 24/7 musical immersion.


** Scholarship applications will be available **

March 1, 2018
 

Students

+ Purpose

To award scholarships to deserving Students and Performers to attend the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Workshop and Festival, August 26th to September 1st, 2018, in Bigfork, Montana. The Workshop will be held at Flathead Lake Lodge. The recipients will be awarded workshop registration, classroom instruction, all meals, and entry to all events. The value of a full scholarship is $5,000.

+ Eligibility

Students/Performers must have studied or performed guitar for at least two years and be a current resident of the greater Flathead, Mission or Missoula Valley for at least one year, with a serious commitment to the study and performance of guitar. Students must be able to attend the entire workshop including evening events and have transportation available to and from Flathead Lake Lodge each day. Scholarship recipients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they are staying away from their home residence. Those staying at their home residence, need to be dropped off and picked up each day by a parent or guardian, or provide written permission to carpool or drive independently. Lodging is not included, however we will provide information on available host housing or lodging (with payment) for any Missoula or out of the Bigfork area scholarship recipients. Scholarship selection preference will be given to first time recipients.

+ Financial Need

Preference will also be given to students/performers whose family’s income level qualifies them for “reduced price” or “free” school meals under the National School Lunch Program Guidelines.

(Visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/notices/iegs/IEGs11-12.pdf to see the table or you can call 406-862-8074 to see if you qualify).

+ Application Materials

All applications must include the following:

  1. A completed application with all the required signatures.
  2. School lunch eligibility letter or first page of 2017 tax return.
  3. A narrative answering the following questions: a. What is the importance of guitar in your life? b. What are your plans for guitar and music in your future? c. How will you benefit from attending the Workshop?
  4. A YouTube video is preferred but may be replaced with an mp3, if necessary, labeled with your name (high quality preferred) of two works evidencing your current skills and style of guitar. (Not to exceed 10 minutes in total length)
  5. For students ONLY: one brief letter of recommendation from a music teacher or mentor.

+ Deadline

Deadline: Applications must be received by May 31, 2018 at:

Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation PO BOX 2882 Bigfork, MT 59911

+ Judging & Notification

Scholarship winners will be notified no later than June 16, 2018 For more information contact Diane Kautzman at 1-855-855-5900 or dkautzman@crownguitar.org.

Teachers

+ Purpose

To award scholarships to deserving Teachers to attend the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Workshop and Festival, August 26th to September 1st, 2018, in Bigfork, Montana. The Workshop will be held at Flathead Lake Lodge. The recipients will be awarded workshop registration, classroom instruction, all meals and entry to all events. The value of a full scholarship is $5,000.

+ Eligibility

The teacher scholarship is open to guitar teachers either teaching privately or in a school setting. Applicants must have taught guitar for at least two years and have been a current resident of the greater Flathead, Mission or Missoula Valley for at least one year. Teachers must be able to attend the entire workshop including evening events and have transportation available to and from Flathead Lake Lodge each day. Lodging is not included, however, we will provide information on available host housing or lodging (with payment) for any Missoula or out of the Bigfork area scholarship recipients.

+ Financial Need

Preference will be given to applicants exhibiting financial need on the application form.

+ Application Materials

All applications must include the following:

  1. A completed application with all required signatures.
  2. A narrative not to exceed one page (1” margins, 11 pt type – Times New Roman) answering the following questions: a. Describe your teaching environment (private studio, public school, types of students, style of music) b. Why are you applying to attend the Workshop? c. How will your students benefit from you attending the Workshop?
  3. Please provide a music resume or curriculum vitae outlining your music education, teaching, and performance history

+ Deadline

Applications must be received by May 31, 2018 Send to: Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
COCGF Teacher Scholarship 105 Crestview, Suite 105 PO Box 2882 Bigfork, MT 59911

+ Judging & Notification

Scholarship winners will be notified no later than June 16, 2018 For more information please contact Diane Kautzman at 1-855-855-5900, dkautzman@crownguitar.org.