With Pete Wernick’s post-holiday banjo camps coming up, he tells us that there are two scholarships available for the Advanced Banjo Camp (1/17-22) in Boulder, CO. One is for $1000, which should cover tuition, airfare and part of the lodging costs, and the other covers tuition only, meant for a Colorado resident.
Pete especially wants these scholarships to go to young pickers, but will consider anyone who qualifies for this camp – essentially someone who plays well enough to have been a member of a bluegrass band.
He even has a few success stories to brag on…
“Past scholarship recipients include Owen Piatt, now playing with Blue Moon Rising, Tyler Mullins, playing with Larry Sparks, Zach Daniels with Oakhurst, and quite a few more. Not all the Advanced Camp attendees are in that class of picker, but all are in working bands.”
Stelling Banjos funds the $1000 award, and the other by Pete and the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society.
To apply, you need to supply a recording of your playing (ideally with a band) and a short description of your interests and ambitions as a musician, and why you would like the scholarship. Information can be sent by email, and the application deadline is November 30.