AMGuSS announces: The Norman Levine Mandolin Teacher's Scholarship

By Mandolin Cafe
January 12, 2006 - 4:30 pm

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Marilynn Mair, director of the The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School, is pleased to announce the creation of a new AMGuSS tuition scholarship available to mandolin teachers. Named for the founder of the Classical Mandolin Society of America, head of the Plucked String Foundation (that funds the AMGuSS student scholarships), and one of the hardest working supporters of mandolin education in America, this scholarship will begin for the June 2006 AMGuSS session & will be awarded annually thereafter. AMGuSS 2006 will be held from June 26-July 2, 2006, on the campus of Roger Williams University, in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Mandolin teachers applying for this award, which covers tuition for the AMGuSS week ($325 for the 2006 session) should write a letter that:

1. Describes their mandolin teaching activities at present, including number of students, where they teach, and their efforts to make the mandolin better known in their community.

2. Lists the method books they currently use, and how written music and mandolin history are presently incorporated into their teaching.

3. Describes what they hope to gain by attending AMGuSS, and how they plan to share their new knowledge with their students and community.

The award will be made to the teacher who, in the opinion of the directors and faculty of AMGuSS, will make the best use of this opportunity. Applications should be mailed or emailed to AMGuSS Registrar, Ralph Costanza, 248 Broadlake Road, Colchester, Vermont 05446. Scholarship applicants should consider that they will still be responsible for paying their travel expenses and room and board for the week.

This scholarship is funded by friends and fans of Norman Levine, and is dedicated to him with grateful thanks for all he has done for the mandolin in America. Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund may send a check payable to:

The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School
c/o Marilynn Mair
52 Sheldon Street
Providence RI 02906

Be sure to earmark your contribution for The NORMAN LEVINE MANDOLIN TEACHER'S SCHOLARSHIP.

Additional information:
AMGuSS web site