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The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship — Applications Are Now Being Accepted




(Elmsford, NY) — The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund announces that applications are now be accepted for for qualified high school Juniors and Seniors. The submission deadline for this nationally recognized music pre-college mentoring program is February 15, 2018.

The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship was created to honor and remember Miles Applebaum, a student at Lagond Music School for many years. Miles’ dedication and passion for music plus the training he received at Lagond, awarded him acceptance into eight of his college choices with varying degrees of scholarship monies. Miles’ ultimate decision was to attend the Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University to pursue his dream of becoming an accomplished jazz guitarist. In 2014, depression caused him to take his life at the age of 21.

The Applebaum family established The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship to carry on Miles dream by helping provide disadvantaged aspiring musicians an opportunity to ignite their passion and study music at Lagond Music School, where Miles received his training.

This scholarship will give a deserving young musician an opportunity to attend Lagond Music School’s College Prep Program. The winner will be mentored throughout the music college application process, core curriculum classes that are required by college admissions offices as well as assistance with written essays, prescreening demos and live auditions. The scholarship is $13,000 per year up to two years.

For more information on this amazing opportunity and to apply, please contact [email protected].

Criteria for consideration on this scholarship can be found at lagondmusic.org/about/scholarships.

Since its founding in 2002, Lagond has become one of the nation’s most successful college preparatory programs for music in the entire country, offering students the training, guidance and rigorous instruction needed to prepare them for their college studies and for rewarding careers in music and entertainment. The academy’s curriculum spans all contemporary musical genres and includes courses in popular music songwriting, composition, theory, jazz and contemporary performance, production and engineering. Although highly competitive, the school welcomes students as young as six with after-school study to help formulate self-discovery and fun through the school’s innovative and inspirational approach. With training provided by an experienced faculty and visiting guest artists, Lagond students have achieved success in national competitions and have gone on to gain acceptance and scholarships from the most prestigious music colleges and Ivy League universities in the country.