EMEF Scholarship Program

With the inception of the Encore Music Education Foundation Scholarship Program, we hope to make it possible for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to be able to experience the confidence and joy that music instills in people of all ages. Scholarships are available to students of all ages attending Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios. Scholarships are awarded in the form of Teacher Awards, Certificates of Excellence, and many more.

Subsidies and other scholarship programs such as Senior Scholarship opportunities (listed below), are available not only to Encore students, but also to all students and programs of music from our surrounding community!

2019 Gift of Music Scholarship Winners



Here is a list of our scholarship winners from our 2019 Gift of Music Fall Fundraising gala. Congrats everyone!

Teacher Awards:

Abby Sullivan
Sunehri Verma
Julianna Lee
Joe Landry
Nathan Palmer
Tuhina Pal
Nidhi Ramesh
Matthew McGuirl

Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Scholarship — Zeba Iqbal

Royal Conservatory of Music Theory Scholarship — Prem Pendkar

Royal Conservatory of Music Vocal Scholarship — Timothy Reda and Sunehri Verma

Royal Conservatory of Music Percussion Award — Daiwik Pal

Royal Conservatory of Music Flute Award  — Lola Richardson

Encore Dedication Award — Francisco Coakley

The Sandra Nichols Award of Excellence — Claire Bauer

2019 Senior Scholarship Winner

The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. was proud to award this year’s Senior Scholarship award to Encore student, Anina Lawrence! We can’t wait to see what she does next as she enters Berklee College of Music in Boston in the Fall!

Check out what Anina had to say about her award:

I wasn’t really expecting to win the scholarship, since there are so many deserving students. I feel so grateful to Encore, not just for having been awarded the scholarship, but for providing me and countless other students with a space to learn and grow as a musician. I believe that music really is a universal language, and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to learn that language through Encore over the last three years. At Berklee, I’m going to be studying several aspects of music— one I’m looking forward to most is learning how to arrange and compose using programs like Logic and ProTools on a Macbook, which I can do thanks to the scholarship money! 

*To be an eligible applicant for the scholarship, you must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate studying a musical instrument or voice, with the intention to pursue an undergraduate degree in music performance, music education, sound recording and engineering, music business administration, or musical theatre at a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning.