The MPTF has distributed 462 scholarships to benefit aspiring professional musicians and children of professional musicians since 2020

A scholarship program utilizing assets of the recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund has granted academic support to 117 post-secondary students in the United States and Canada.

The Music Family scholarship supports children of professional musicians belonging to the American Federation of Musicians to pursue higher education and become leaders in their chosen fields. The MPTF established this scholarship fund in June 2020 to encourage AF-M member families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 86 recipients attend colleges and universities in geographically diverse areas, including:

  • Yale University, Boston, MA
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Rice University, Houston, TX
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Trent University, Durham, ON
  • University Of Nebraska, Omaha, NB

In addition, the Music’s Future scholarship supports 31 individuals this year who are enrolled in Music Performance, Music Therapy, Music Education, and Music Conducting degree programs.

Dan Beck, Trustee of the MPTF, said, “Our scholarship initiatives embrace students from music families and young musicians on a path for professional careers in music. Scholarship is another essential element in our pursuit of enriching lives through music.”