Scholarships From Other Organizations

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French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

French Woods offers GCTYO members a deep discount on camp tuition. Read the attached letter for information.

French Woods is also offering a special opportunity for 16 and 17 year old musicians to participate in a Music Apprenticeship Program. Students selected for this competitive program will receive free tuition in exchange for playing commitments in French Woods ensembles and pit orchestras and a dining hall work-study assignment. Email gctyo[at] to apply.

New England Music Camp

New England Music Camp offers select Merit Scholarships to GCTYO musicians who audition. To register for an audition time, please contact Matthew Wiggin at

NEMC also offers a wide variety of other Scholarships and Financial Aid assistance. To get more information, please visit the camp website, at You will find all Financial Aid information under the Rates/Dates tab.

Camp Encore Coda

Camp Encore/Coda is happy to offer both merit and need based scholarships to GCTYO players. Our program combines an intensive music experience in all styles, and across a wide age range, with traditional camp recreational and social activities plus theater.
For details on our regular scholarship program, as well as our Mouhamed Cisse scholarship, please contact Cara Bergantino, Director or visit the website.


Chamber Concert and Reception

Chamber Music Central

CMC is a chamber music school in Westport, CT, founded by Millette Alexander. Scholarships and financial assistance are available for GCTYO students.

Marianne Liberatore Scholarship Competition

Performances usually take place at Pequot Library in Southport.

Music for Youth annually hosts the Marianne Liberatore Memorial Scholarship Competition for High School junior and senior instrumentalists who reside in Fairfield County. Music for Youth was the creation of Marianne Liberatore and friends with the goal of bringing classical music, professionally performed, into the lives of young people in Fairfield County. This competition is in honor of Marianne and the gift of music she gave to our community through the Free Young Persons’ Concerts and school residency and exchange programs.