School of Music

Cougar String Camp

Cougar String Camp Registration


Scholarship Application Form

Scholarships are awarded based on need and/or merit

Before beginning the application process, please carefully read the entire form and make sure that you have all the answers (especially the skill level teacher assessment). This form does not save, and you’ll have to start over again if you cannot finish it in one sitting.

To apply for a scholarship to Cougar String Camp, please complete the following form, but DO NOT PAY YET.

For a cholarship submit an unedited recording consisting of a three-octave scale (for basses—two or three octave scale), once played slowly for tone and vibrato, and once played in 16th notes at mm quarter-note=100, and two to four minutes of a piece or pieces of your choice that show both lyrical and technical skill (may be accompanied or unaccompanied). 

To submit recording, see How to Send Your Recording on the drop-down menu

If you’re not sure if you meet the minimum skill requirements listed on the string camp website, please contact Meredith Arksey and she will help you decide.


The form on this page is the Scholarship Application. The Scholarship Application and recordings are due by May 1st.

Because you are applying for a scholarship, your payment will not be due until after you receive notification of a possible scholarship offer. You will be notified by May 8th about whether or not you will be awarded a scholarship, and if so, what your balance is (payable by check only and due by May 17).

Cancellations prior to May 17, 2019 will be refunded.

Please fill in the following information.

First name:
Last Name
Street Address
E-mail address that you check regularly
Parent's E-mail (Registration confirmation and camp information will also be sent to this address)
Birthdate (Month/Day/Year)
Phone (Please include area code)
School Name
Grade in Fall 2019
How Long Have You Played?
Have you studied privately? If so, how long?
Name of private teacher (if any)
Teacher's Phone
Teacher's E-mail
Do you play in an orchestra?
If so, how long?
Name of Orchestra
Have you played in a chamber group?
If so, name the most difficult chamber piece you played (Composer, Title)
Have you attended Cougar String Camp before?
If so, when?
List significant past and present playing experiences, awards, other camps attended.
Name the most difficult solo piece you have played (Composer, Title)
On average, how many hours a week do you independently practice?
Please ask your private teacher or orchestra director to rate you 1–5 (1=beginner, 5=advanced) in the following areas:

Independent Counting
Name and e-mail address of the teacher who rated you:
Choose one of the following camper options, but do not pay now:
Residential Camper, $490 (living in the dorm with all meals supplied)
Day Camper, $320 (commute daily to camp, lunches provided)
Roommate Preference (for residential campers only)
Please select your roommate preference
I have no preference. Please select a roommate for me that is from my own gender and age group.
I am willing to be placed in a single room (no extra cost).
I prefer to share a room with my friend (type in friend's name below).
Friend I would like to room with:
Please indicate your T-shirt size.
Adult Small
Adult Medium
Adult Large
Adult Extra Large
Scholarship Questions

List your musical achievements, awards and activities.
Explain why this scholarship will help you attain your musical goals.
Parent(s) or Guardian(s), please answer the next nine questions:
Father's Occupation:
Father's Gross Salary (optional)
Mother's Occupation:
Mother's Gross Salary (optional)
Number of Dependent Children (including applicant):
Ages of Dependent Children:
How much of the camp fee can the parents/guardians pay? ($)
How much of the camp fee can the applicant contribute on his/her own? ($)
Financial reason(s) to request a scholarship:

This is the end of the
Scholarship Application form.

Please press the "Continue" button
to submit your application.

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