Our deadline for all FOOSA Philharmonic applicants is March 1, 2019.
Please be sure, particularly if you are hoping for any kind of scholarship or fellowship, to apply by that date.
FOOSA 2019 RUNS JUNE 9-23 ON THE FRESNO STATE CAMPUS.
CONCERT AT DISNEY HALL IN LOS ANGELES IS JUNE 21.
PRIORITY FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 1.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 11:59pmPST ON FRIDAY MARCH 1.
Our board believes in making great musical opportunities available to as many deserving musicians as possible. Through their generosity, and with the support of our major sponsors and individual donors, three types of financial assistance are available. Note that financial assistance documentation (completed form/tax documents) will be gratefully accepted at any point, but is not officially required by the March 1 deadline.
1) Fellowships for advanced college and graduate-school students: Musicians chosen for this honor will be given specific mentoring responsibilities according to their inclinations and abilities. Many FOOSA Fellows work with younger players in our FOOSA Half-Day program. In addition to a stellar audition, a private teacher's recommendation is key to securing one of our fellowships. The fellowship provides full tuition to FOOSA, and select fellows will also have their dorm fees covered. Fellowships cannot be applied to board (meals).
2) Need-based scholarships: This kind of tuition assistance is available to applicants with demonstrated need. Formulas are applied based on the documentation of need that is requested on the application here, and decisions are made on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. Please allow adequate time to make sure all of your documents are in order, as incomplete applications cannot be considered.
3) Merit-based scholarships: A limited number of merit-based scholarships for musicians of all ages are available, and are awarded on the strengths of the private teacher recommendation, as reviewed by our faculty. Any young musician talented enough to perform Strauss and Shostakovich with us at Walt Disney Concert Hall is certainly deserving of merit-based aid, but we cannot stress enough that these funds are extremely limited.