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2020 Harmony University Scholarship Information

The scholarships below are open until filled.

Find out what's right for you, and fill out an application today!

All Scholarships Include:

  • Food
  • Double occupancy housing (you may upgrade to a single room for a fee)
  • Access to educational materials
  • Shuttle to and from airport
  • Everything you need for your week at HU

Please note: travel to Nashville is not included.

Click here for more information regarding International Scholarships (for barbershoppers in Canada or outside of the United States)

See Past Scholarship Opportunities

Please note that the below scholarships for HU 2020 are now closed.

  • Robert & Judy Brown Scholarship
  • Earl Moon Scholarship
  • Larry Ajer Scholarship
  • Peggy Leon Scholarship
  • Jim Miller Front-Line Director Scholarship
  • Youth Chorus Directors Scholarship
  • Grand Central Red Caps Scholarship
  • Rich Knight "Lead the Way" Scholarship
  • Lou Perry Scholarship

Harmony University scholarships would not be possible without help from our friends in Harmony Foundation.

In 2019, we were granted over $110,000 in scholarship funds!

Scholarships for Directors

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1. The BHS Front-Line Director Scholarship

40 available; awards made weekly. Open until filled.

This scholarship is for the current director of any BHS chorus. It is not for assistant directors, music team members, or a person that may direct in the future…just the listed front line director in BHS Member Center.

Scholarships for Music Educators

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The Music Educator Scholarship

40 available; awards made weekly. Open until filled.

This financial aid is intended for music teachers who are currently working (or will start in August or September) in a school. We seek out first-time attendees that teach choral music at the middle school, high school, or college level. This scholarship is not intended for college students who HOPE to be a teacher in the future, or for people with a degree in music who are not in the classroom.

Yes, we offer Continuing Education Units and graduate credits.

This scholarship is open until filled, OR until May 1, 2020.

Scholarships for Youth

Mixed chorus singing at Harmony University

Next Generation Mixed Chorus Scholarship

60 half-scholarships available; awards made weekly. Open until filled.

For young singers ages 18 - 25, based on financial need. No experience required!

The focus of this scholarship is financial need, not because you are a younger person. These 60 half-scholarships will reduce your tuition from $975 to $487 and will cover:

  • Food
  • Housing at Belmont
  • Instruction
  • Shuttle pickup and return

International Scholarships

For Canadians, and those outside of the United States

Canadian BHS members, click here to apply for Sing Canada assistance.

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For Barbershoppers outside of the U.S. and Canada, our friends at the World Harmony Council can provide help for you to get to Harmony University, too!

Learn more here.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following scholarship award recipients! We can't wait to see you at Harmony University this summer.

Earl Moon Scholarship Recipient

John Sterbenz

John Sterbenz joined BHS in 2016, fulfilling with his membership an admiration of the genre that started from being cast in a production of The Music Man many years ago. He is a proud member of the Pioneer District’s Huron Valley chapter (2018 District Champions!) and the Great Lakes Harmony Brigade, currently serving as Vice President (Music) for both. Singing occasionally with the Floral City Harmonizers as well as with his established quartet (Full Value) rounds out his barbershop activities.

Grand Central Red Caps Scholarship Recipients

Jose Flores

Jose Flores served as the Music Director of his local Phi Mu Alpha Chapter and loves to sing tags with others on his free time. Although his discipline is specifically on instrumental education, he hopes to apply his Barbershop experience to enhance the learning experience of his bands.

Jorrell Richard Bonner

My love for Barbershop music began in High School after stumbling upon an amateur group's version of "Old Man River". I quickly became obsessed with other Barbershop standards, most notably, "Danny Boy" by the Suntones, "Irish Lullaby" by the Acoustix, and many songs recorded by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Over the years, through choirs, a cappella groups, a music degree, and currently, song-writing in Nashville, I have maintained a secret passion for the genre, and I hope to learn from Harmony University just how to replicate that perfect Barbershop sound!

Larry Ajer Quartet Scholarship Recipient

On Point Quartet

On Point is a vocal group focused on sharing a cappella music with the community. The members of On Point share an affinity for musical theatre, choral, and pop styles – plus beatboxing – which is blended into one contemporary sound. On Point looks forward to a memorable week at Harmony University!

Peggy Leon Women in Barbershop Scholarship Recipient

Katy Stolk

Since I was first introduced to barbershop in 2015 I have had the privilege of experiencing many lifechanging moments: from learning from the people I look up to, winning medals with my quartets and choruses, meeting amazing people who have become really important in my life to recently being asked to become a director for the first time. This last experience meant the world to me! And now, as a director, I hope to be able to give some of these same experiences to others and share my knowledge with them.

Rich Knight "LEAD the Way" Scholarship Recipient

Matthew Hart

Matt Hart likes volunteering at Boise's Youth Barbershop Festival and serving with and singing in the Boise Chordsmen. He competed in an International Youth quartet (Singularity 2017, 2018) twice and is a brand new district champ (EVG, RagTag). He likes singing all the parts, writing and singing tags, and teaching people how to read music.

Lou Perry Arranger Scholarship

Will Lynch

Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, Will is a passionate young barbershopper who first started performing with his high school chorus in 2015. He's an active member in multiple BHNZ choruses, and loves to sing with his quartet Promenade.