The Youth Piano Scholarship Fund is established to encourage piano study by dedicated K-12 students in Dane County, WI, with priority given to grades 7-12 and to students with financial need. The fund is intended to support their continuous progress on the piano leading to lifelong enjoyment on the instrument and/or to professional engagement.

The following are the types of areas of study to be supported by the scholarship funds:

  • Piano Technique
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Performance
  • Ear Training
  • Music Theory and Composition in diverse styles
  • Music History (piano compositions and/or keyboard instrument development
  • Knowledge and application of musical interpretation and/or improvisation

This grant is made possible through the generosity and recommendation of donor Lisa Luedtke as a component fund at the Madison Community Foundation. A committee of the Madison Area Music Educators (MAME) selects the recipient(s) and awards the Youth Piano Scholarship.

Details and Deadlines

  • The amount of the 2024 scholarship fund is $1,000. It is the committee’s discretion whether the full scholarship will be awarded to one recipient or a number of recipients.
  • The deadline to apply for the 2024 scholarship is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
  • Recipients will be selected by June 1, 2024. Monies will be distributed by June 20, 2024.
  • Recipients are encouraged to send a personalized thank you letter or card to the fund donor.
  • Application information is available here