The Encore Music Education Foundation

Thank you for visiting The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing merit-based scholarships and financial subsidies to deserving music students and music education programs.

What we do

Learn about the Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., how we were formed, and our impact on the lives of music students and programs everywhere.

Our Initiatives

Read about our current events and programs going on.

Our Scholarship Opportunities

See what scholarship and subsidy opportunities are available.

What our scholarship winners have to say

Here are some testimonials from our students

Kathleen Cadorette


“I had the lucky opportunity to be awarded the senior scholarship given by the Encore Music Education Foundation. Currently, I am a freshman at Ithaca College studying music education with a concentration in oboe. Ithaca is one of the top schools for music education, and with this scholarship, I am able to afford going here, and in return, have money to use toward books and supplies for my instruments. I am extremely grateful that I was awarded this scholarship because money, and being able to afford college, is now not a huge worry for me as it could be, thus I can really
focus on, and get the best, out of my education.”

Josh Nardine


“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for selecting me for the 2016 Senior Scholarship this year. I was really honored that you thought that highly of my application. Being accepted into my dream school Berklee College of Music was an amazing moment this year, but getting a call from a member of
your Board was icing on the cake. Your support is so appreciated as dreams don’t always come cheaply. Thank you again for your belief in me and for your generosity.”

Abigail George


“Hello, my name is Abigail George. I am currently 16 years old, and a junior at Franklin High School. I live in Franklin, Massachusetts, and am the third of five kids in my family. I started taking voice lessons in 2014 when I received a scholarship from the Franklin Music Boosters. Upon looking at the tuition for further music lessons and classes, my parents said that I couldn’t continue after the scholarship ran out because we didn’t have the money in our budget to do so. I was really disappointed at the time, but through the Encore Music Education Foundation, I was able to take classes on a scholarship, and have been studying music ever since. The Encore Music Education Foundation has given me the opportunity to take beginner theory, intermediate theory, and now advanced theory, all on scholarship. Because of all of these amazing opportunities, both my knowledge and experience in music has greatly expanded, and motivated me to take more lessons. Once I was able to get a job in the summer of 2016, I was able to afford to extend my half-hour vocal lessons to hour-long ones. Then in December, 2016, I received a Dedication Award from the Encore Music Education Foundation, and used that towards taking piano lessons.”

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