Charlotte Folk Society and Tosco Music
2020 Swannanoa Gathering Scholarships

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, February 19, 2019 and that the auditions will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church on Sunday, February 24th, 2:00 PM. Auditions must be in person. No exceptions to the time and place can be made.

Scholarship Info and Forms:   Guidelines || Application & Release

2020 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.

Sarah Spencer (Photo by Tom Covington)
Gene Bryant (Photo by Tom Covington)

2020 Adult Scholarships

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.

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.

Past Scholarship Winners

Youth Winners:

2019 Youth Winners

Hayden Walker
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Josephine Walker
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

Dylan Underwood
Spychala Family Foundation

Charlotte O’Boyle
Bob Horner Scholarship

Sally Hendrick
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

2018 Youth Winners

Olivia Lindquist
Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship

Aaron Stornaiuolo
William Thomas Covington Scholarship

Abby Floyd
Spychala Family Foundation

Jessica Lang
Bob Horner Scholarship

Asa Nelson
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

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 Youth Winners

Liam Purcell
Angel Paez

(In 2015 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2014 Youth Winners

Sam Richardson
Mason Schmitt

(In 2014 we awarded a second Youth Scholarship)

2013 Youth Winners

Lando Pieroni

2012 Youth Winners

Joshua Gerrard

2011 Youth Winners

David Fee
Jake Bartholomew

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

2010 Youth Winners

 Isabelle Young

2009 Youth Winners

Tyler Mitchell

2008 Youth Winners

Elene Clemens

2007 Youth Winners

Carson Hedberg

2006 Youth Winners

Avery McGuirt

2005 Youth Winners

 Morgan Wilder

2004 Youth Winners

Andy Edmonds

2002 Youth Winners

Amanda Wright

2003 Youth Winners

Maddie Howard

Adult Winners:

2018 Adult Winners

Amy Nelson
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Diana Wade
Tom Kelleher Scholarship

Suzanne Williams
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

2019 Adult Winners

Kat Finnegan
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Brad Lindquist
Jane and Will Salter Scholarship

Mark Larson
Spychala Family Foundation

2017 Adult Winners

Debbie Bonkowski
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

2016 Adult Winners

David Shumway
Spencer-Bryant Scholarship

Philip Weisenhorn
Anne Spychala Scholarship

2015 Adult Winners

Mary Shumway

2014 Adult Winners

Alan Davis

2013 Adult Winners

David Fee

2012 Adult Winners

Josh Campbell

2011 Adult Winners

David McGuirt

2010 Adult Winners

Carol Raedy

2009 Adult Winners

Jennifer Stanton

Pre-2009: No Adult Scholarship Awarded