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Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music
2020 Swannanoa Gathering Scholarships
Audition date Sunday, January 26, 2019

A partnership with the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College

Each year the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music award scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College to promising musicians who wish to further their studies by participating in the week long music camps near Swannanoa, North Carolina.

IMPORTANT! Please note that the deadline for application materials is Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and that the auditions will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church on Sunday, January 26th, 2:00 PM. Auditions must be in person. No exceptions to the time and place can be made.

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The Charlotte Folk Society (CFS) and Tosco Music are pleased to announce that the 2020 Scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College are now being offered to seven youths and four adults. Named youth scholarships include those honoring Marilyn Meacham Price, founder of the Charlotte Folk Society; William Thomas Covington, a former CFS president; and the late Anne Spychala. The Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship honors Sara Spencer, for many years the Music Department faculty sponsor of CFS at Central Piedmont Community College, and the late Gene Bryant, long-time chair of the Music Department at CPCC.

The scholarships is fully funded through a partnership between CFS, Tosco Music, and Warren Wilson College.

The scholarships are to be awarded to students of acoustic music, either instrumental or vocal, who are performing at the intermediate or advanced level. The scholarships are a one-time award for any one of the 2020 Swannanoa Gathering Music Workshops at Warren Wilson College.

Application materials and requirements are available and can be downloaded from the CFS website, the Tosco Music website (www.toscomusic.org), or by contacting Mark Clemens at 704-345-2634 or email mgclemen@uncc.edu. Swannanoa Gathering class schedules and other information can be found at www.swangathering.com.

Completed applications and letters should be mailed with the $10 fee to the following address by the January 21st deadline: The Charlotte Folk Society c/o Mark Clemens, 20521 Bethelwood Lane, Cornelius, NC 28031.

Auditions for the scholarships will take place and the winner will be determined on Sunday, January 26, 2019.

CFS, Tosco Music staff, members of the CFS and Tosco Music Boards of Directors, and any staff, or Board members’ immediate family members are not eligible to receive scholarships. Judges, their students, and their family members are not eligible to receive scholarships.

2019 Youth Scholarships

Seven 2019 Youth Scholarships are being offered: the Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship, named in honor of the founder of the Charlotte Folk Society; the William Thomas Covington Scholarship; the Anne Spychala Scholarship; the Robert Horner Youth Scholarship; the Jane and Will Salter Youth Scholarship; and two Tosco Music Scholarships.

The scholarships will be fully funded by a partnership between the Charlotte Folk Society, Tosco Music, and Warren Wilson College. The scholarships cover tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College. The Anne Spychala Scholarship is fully funded through a grant to the CFS from the Anne Spychala Family Charitable Foundation and the Robert Horner and Jane and Will Salter Scholarships through their generous donations..

2019 Adult Scholarships
Sarah Spencer (Photo by Tom Covington)

Four 2019 Adult Scholarships are being offered, one Tosco Music Scholarship;the Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship, named in honor of Sara Spencer, for many years the Music Department faculty sponsor of the Charlotte Folk Society at Central Piedmont Community College, and the late Gene Bryant, long-time CPCC Music Department Chair; the Jane and Will Salter Adult Scholarship; and the Tom Kelleher Scholarship in memory of long-time CFS member Tom Kelleher.

Gene Bryant (Photo by Tom Covington)

The scholarships will be fully funded by a partnership between the Charlotte Folk Society, Tosco Music, and Warren Wilson College. The Tom Kelleher Scholarship is made possible by donations to the CFS in memory of Tom Kelleher and the the Jane and Will Salter Adult Scholarship is made possible by their generous donation to the CFS. The scholarships cover tuition, provided by the Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music, and room and board, provided by Warren Wilson College.

2017 Youth Winners:

Ruth Shumway
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Olivia Prevost
William Thomas Covington Scholarship


2016 Youth Winners:

Sarah Lemonds
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship
Nick Tutwiler
William Thomas Covington Scholarship
Ginger-Gabrielle South
Anne Spychala Scholarship

2015 Winners:

Liam Purcell and Angel Paez

(In 2015 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2014 Winners:

Sam Richardson and Mason Schmitt

(In 2014 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2013 Winner:

Lando Pieroni

2012 Winner:

Joshua Gerrard

2011 Winners:

David Fee & Jake Bartholomew

(In 2011 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship in memory of Jim Price)

2010 Winner:

Isabelle Young

2009 Winner:

Tyler Mitchell

2008 Winner:

Elene Clemens

2007 Winner:

Carson Hedberg

2006 Winner:

Avery McGuirt

2005 Winner:

Morgan Wilder

2004 Winner:

Andy Edmonds

2003 Winner:

Maddie Howard

2002 Winner:

Amanda Wright

2017 Adult Winners:

Debbie Bonkowski: Spencer-Bryant Scholarship
2016 Adult Winners: David Shumway: Spencer-Bryant Scholarship Philip Weisenhorn: Anne Spychala Scholarship
2015 Winner: Mary Shumway
2014 Winner: Alan Davis
2013 Winner: David Fee
2012 Winner: Josh Campbell
2011 Winner: David McGuirt
2010 Winner: Carol Raedy
2009 Winner: Jennifer Stanton
Pre-2009: No Adult Scholarship Awarded