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Headwaters Awards Three Music Dedication Scholarships

Jace Kar
Lucy Karpinski
Benjamin Fischer

Headwaters Music and Arts announces the recipients of Headwaters Music Dedication Scholarship. Created to encourage and reward hard work and commitment to studying music, the Headwaters Music Dedication Scholarship was awarded to three young applicants currently studying at Headwaters: Jace Kar, Lucy Karpinski, and Benjamin Fischer. The winners of the scholarship were selected from a pool of applicants based on demonstrated interest and personal investment in music lessons. Each of the selected recipients received a $300 scholarship to be applied to one-on-one music lessons at Headwaters Music and Arts during the 2023-24 program year. 

Jace Kar is entering second grade and studies piano with instructor Casey Rasmussen. Jace's mother, Seher, tells us that "This scholarship is important and encouraging for families to continue lessons. With this scholarship Jace can continue to attend lessons and we can save money for him to receive new material and items to support his love and excitement for piano. Jace is always wanting to practice piano and go to his lessons. His eyes light up and he gets so excited every time he learns something new or completes a new song, it is so joyful to see that as a parent."

Lucy Karpinski who is entering fifth grade and studies piano with NikkiLee Nolden. Lucy shared that "I think Headwaters is a good experience for everyone of all ages. The teachers have great talent and are good at teaching. You can learn so many instruments and they are so supportive. Music can change the world like Louis Armstrong. Sometimes it's hard work with practicing and lessons, but it is totally worth it!"

Benjamin Fischer who is entering 7th grade and studies guitar with Rolf Lund. Ben says, "I have learned that learning music take’s discipline and hard work. I have enjoyed learning a new skill. I am excited to be able to also apply my skills in the middle school jazz band this coming school year."

As an independent non-profit organization, Headwaters Music and Arts strives to create an environment in which the arts and arts education is accessible to all. They offer several scholarship options for youth who take part in their programming. The Headwaters Scholarship Program aims to remove barriers for youth programming and make creative offerings accessible to all. The Headwaters Scholarship Program is made possible by individual contributors, Minnesota State Arts Board, Region 2 Arts Council, and Bemidji Area Arts Endowment.  Read more about Headwaters Scholarship Program here.



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Headwaters Music Dedication Scholarship for Current and Returning Music Students

Headwaters Music Dedication Scholarship applications are due July 21. This scholarship is for students entering grades 2-12 who have attended music lessons at Headwaters for at least one year and will continue to do so into the coming year.

To encourage and reward hard work and commitment to studying music, Headwaters has established three – $300 scholarships to be awarded for one-on-one music lessons. Selection is based on student commitment and demonstrated interest and personal investment in music instruction. This scholarship is available for for youth grades 2-12 who have you attended music lessons at Headwaters one year or more. Those selected are expected to:

• Attend lessons regularly through August 2024
• Come prepared to lessons with music, notebook and instrument
• Demonstrate diligent practice habits
• Actively participate in lessons and recitals
• Participate in volunteer activities during the program year, a minimum of 4 hours. Activities may include an outreach performance, mentoring other students during a summer camp, or helping out at an event. Hours may be fulfilled by an adult on behalf of elementary age students.

The application deadline is Friday, July 21 at 5 pm for those registered for music lessons for the 2023-24 year. You will be notified on or before Friday, August 4, 2023. 

Apply here.