AMFM is committed to fostering the next generation of musicians in the Annapolis area. Through our scholarships and award programs, we provide music lessons for elementary and middle school children, and promote musical excellence in high school seniors through a college scholarship.
- Every spring, we award a $4,000 to $6,000 grant to nonprofit organizations that provide summer programs with a strong music element to underprivileged youth. Click here to access the application for the David Glaser Education Grant.
- Every year, we award a $5,000 college scholarship for a high school senior who will major in music performance at a four-year academic institution. Click here to access the application for the Tim King Music Performance Scholarship.
- We fund music lessons for students at the Wiley H. Bates Middle School Performing and Visual Arts Program.
- We provide subsidies for underserved students who take lessons with local music organizations such as Naptown Sings.
If you are an individual or organization interested in our scholarships and awards, please refer to our applications and contact us with your questions!
(Annapolis, MD—May 28, 2021) Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM), a nonprofit organization that supports professional Annapolis-area musicians and music programs for youth, has awarded its annual Tim King Music Performance Scholarship of $5,000 to Severna Park High School senior Sydney Astle. This fall, Mr. Astle will enroll as a freshman at Northwestern University, where he will study percussion at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.
An accomplished percussionist, vibraphonist, and marimba player with impressive academic credentials, Astle has taken on significant leadership roles in his music community during his high school years, including being music director for the drama pit orchestra and percussion section leader of the marching band. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Astle convened a group of students who, every month, recorded and released a new song that he arranged, mixed, and mastered. This experience helped him further develop his composition and production skills.
This is the scholarship’s fourth year. Scholarship candidates were evaluated on several criteria—including their participation in high school music performance groups, volunteer community-based music opportunities, private lessons, a videoed performance piece, and an essay—to assess their commitment to pursuing music performance academically. “We’re proud to honor Tim King’s legacy by bestowing this scholarship to such a talented and dedicated young musician,” says AMFM President Matt McConville.
AMFM was created to provide emergency financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. It also fosters the next generation of musicians in the Annapolis area through its scholarship and award programs. AMFM raises funds through donations and music events that showcase local professional talent.
(Annapolis, MD—June 8, 2021) Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM) is pleased to award $6,000 in grants from its David Glaser Education Grant. The funds will be shared between two organizations whose local summer music programs benefit underserved students in the greater Annapolis area.
Creating Communities’ Arts Mentorship Academy is a weeklong summer intensive during which elementary and middle school students from low-income families participate in diverse art forms and receive individual attention and mentoring through programs and workshops offered by master teachers and artists. The Annapolis Symphony Academy’s Summer Program provides a high-level musical education to students of all cultural and economic backgrounds with weekly private lessons, ensemble rehearsals, guest artist workshops, access to the Annapolis Symphony performances, recitals, and ensemble concerts.
“These are established, top-notch programs,” says AMFM President Matt McConville. “Our funds will allow underserved youth to be mentored in music this summer, under COVID-19-safe conditions. We’re pleased to honor David Glaser’s legacy by providing such opportunities.”
The grants are just one of AMFM’s youth programs. The Tim King Scholarship Fund, which provides funding for music instruction at Bates Middle School and subsidies for underserved students who take lessons with local music organizations, recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music performance.
AMFM is a nonprofit organization that was created to provide financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. It raises funds through donations and through music events that showcase local professional talent.