The Joyce Pinckney Memorial Scholarship    

Important Dates 

Applications Accepted Starting: October 1, 2020

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2021

Scholarship Awarded: April 15, 2021

Am I Eligible to Apply? 

  • Must be between 12-18 (7th-12th grade) in '21/'22

  • Must have taken no more than 2 prior years of private lessons (less than that is fine!)

  • Want lessons on an instrument or subject Desert Home Music offers (piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, cello, bass, theory, composing, arranging)

  • Must be able to commit to regular weekly lessons

  • Must have their own instrument to practice on before their second lesson

  • Students of any gender, race, religion, or citizenship status are welcome to apply!

The Scholarship

Continuing Eligibility Requirements

If you win the scholarship, you will continue to receive your subsidy until the end of 12th grade, as long as you continue to attend lessons, work hard, and make progress!

  • Student's account must be paid on time and in full. Automatic payments or postdated checks are the easiest way to do this.

  • Student must attend and participate fully in their weekly lessons. More than two missed lessons (not made up) will be grounds for loss of eligibility. (We do offer makeup lessons, though!)

  • Student must commit to a reasonable practice schedule and show sustained growth, in the opinion of their teacher.

  • Student will complete theory assignments as required and show improvement in technique and repertoire.



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