A SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP INVITATION FOR NEW MUSIC EDUCATORS
In 2009, Gordon College and the Northeastern District of the Massachusetts Music Educators Associated piloted Embracing the New Music Educator—a mentoring program focused on connecting new music educators with those master educators from colleges, universities and preparatory programs, who wish to share their best teaching practices, wisdom, and passion for music education.
The program has since grown statewide and is now recognized nationally as a model for assisting recently graduated music educators who frequently feel excited, isolated and overwhelmed by the challenges that are unique to the art and discipline of teaching music.
In an ongoing effort to provide support both professionally and financially for new music educators throughout the country, Gordon College is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for participation in our summer term graduate workshops and certification courses for those in their first through third years of teaching.
Scholarship recipients will receive full graduate credit tuition forgiveness for their choice of a workshop program(s) during the summer of 2019, and on-campus housing accommodations at no cost if requested by the scholarship recipient.
HOW TO APPLY
Eligible applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must be entering, or in their first year through the end of third year teaching.
1. Register Online For Your Summer Term Course or Workshop
Applicants should register for their summer program of interest by visiting www.gordon.edu/workshops/registration. There is an option to indicate that a third party is responsible for registration fee payment. Applicants can choose this option, and indicate they are a scholarship applicant. The applicant will be contacted with confirmation of awarding of the scholarship, or a notification that a payment will be required for participation.
Must contain complete contact information (including preferred email address and preferred telephone number), professional experience, as well as a summary of academic and musical background.
4. Short Responses
Applicants should prepare short responses (200 words or fewer) to the following questions, in a single document, which should include page numbers and the applicant's name on every page of the document
5. Undergraduate Transcript
An official copy of the applicant's undergraduate transcript is required, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 required for consideration.
To submit, please enclose all required materials in one envelope to:
Graduate Music Education Program Coordinator
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
All application materials must be postmarked by June 21, 2020. Applicants will be notified by email about their scholarship application decision by June 28, 2020.