Cazadero is committed to making our program accessible to aspiring young musicians from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial circumstances. Cazadero awards scholarships based on financial need and musical merit. Scholarship awards range from 25% to 75% of the program fee, with an average level just under 50%. In rare circumstances a larger award is given when there is exceptional financial need.
For more than a decade Cazadero has awarded financial assistance to roughly 20% of our campers. To apply for a scholarship first Register your camper. Indicate your interest in Financial Aid and we will send you an email with information and links to our application. You should pay the $200 scholarship deposit fee when you register. (This a $150 deposit plus $50 application fee. The deposit of $150 is fully refundable if, after completing the application and receiving an award offer, your child is unable to attend due to a lack of funds.) Scholarship applicants are required to submit an audition and the parent or guardian must submit proof of income, usually a recent tax document. There are detailed instructions on the application, we offer both an online and a paper version.
We also have Spanish-language versions of these forms: