Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music
2023 Swannanoa Gathering Scholarships
Applications are now open – apply by Sunday, January 22, 2023!
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 Sunday, January 22rd, 2023 and that the auditions will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church the following Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 PM.
Tosco Music and Charlotte Folk Society (CFS) offer six scholarships (4 youth and 2 adult) to The Swannanoa Gathering in partnership with Warren Wilson College.
2023 Swannanoa Gathering Dates:
Mando/Banjo Week: June 25 – July 1
Fiddle Week: June 25 – July 1
Traditional Song Week: July 2 – 8
Celtic Week: July 9 – 15
Old-Time Week: July 16 – 22
Contemporary Folk Week: July 23 – 29
Guitar Week: July 23 – 29
How to Apply:
• Become a member of The Charlotte Folk Society or Tosco Music , if you are not already
• Apply online using the form links below, or request applicant material via email at email@example.com or via phone at (980) 224-3110
• Write a letter describing your interest in acoustic music, reasons why you would like to receive the scholarship, and ways you hope to benefit from attending The Swannanoa Gathering; supporting materials are accepted but not required (examples: letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, brief history of music involvement, etc.)
• Complete the liability release form (signature of a parent or guardian is required for applicants younger than age 18 to indicate permission and release of liability)
• Submit completed application materials no later than January 22, 2023; applicants will receive confirmation by email once a completed application is received. Applications received after January 22, 2023, will not be accepted.
• Attend an audition and interview on Sunday, January 29, 2023
– Assigned audition times will begin at 2:00 PM. Applicants will be emailed their assigned time.
– No exceptions are made to the time and place of auditions and interviews.
– Each audition is limited to 5 minutes and may include 1 or 2 songs.
– Applicants may have one accompanist join them during their audition.
Scholarship winners will be announced at the conclusion of auditions. Scholarship winners may be given an opportunity to perform at a Tosco Music Party or Charlotte Folk Society event following their participation in The Swannanoa Gathering.
*APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, January 22, 2023
AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS: Sunday, January 29, 2023