Private Lesson Grant Application

Current Fairbanks Youth Orchestras (FYO) members in Youth Symphony, Concert Orchestra, or String Orchestra are eligible to apply for a Private Lesson Grant. Current FYO members that were awarded a private lesson grant last year may also apply for a grant this year; however, a member that has been awarded a grant for the two previous years is not eligible this year.   

The FYO Private Lesson Grant is intended to provide financial assistance to applicants who would like to further their musical development but for financial reasons either are not able to do so or can only do so under serious financial burden. One or more grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded. If awarded, the grants require the successful applicant to negotiate the lesson charges with a private teacher of their choice. The grant funds will not be awarded to the successful applicants, but instead will be paid directly to the private lesson teacher. The grant funds must be utilized between January and June of the season it is granted. At the end of that period, the grant award will expire and the funds will not longer be available to the applicant for expenditure.

The application deadline is December 9, 2017. 

  • Note: If the grant is awarded, the applicant agrees to utilize the grant for lessons on the instrument indicated in the application. The grant will not apply to voice lessons or any other instrument unless specifically authorized in writing from FYO.
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  • Activities involved in the operation of the FYO require a considerable amount of involvement and commitment from the student musicians and their parents. Parents, please indicate below which activities you are currently involved in or that you would commit to becoming involved in during the duration of the one year grant period. Possibilities include orchestra audition activities, helping at winter and spring concerts, serving on the FYO council, assisting at refreshment sales, arranging recitals at the Pioneer Home, Denali Center, etc., and assisting during rehearsals. Currently involved in:
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  • By signing this application I certify that I understand and agree to the terms of the grant requirements. Please type name below.
  • I certify that the information I have provided on this application and attachments is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the release of my application information to the FYO Council and FYO Lesson Grant Committee for the purpose of this grant consideration. I also understand that I will commit to direct involvement in and support of those items listed above under “support of FYO activities”. Please type name below.