Luzerne Music Center Scholarships

Palm Beach Symphony and Luzerne Music Center are excited to partner together to award one-two full scholarships to Palm Beach County students to attend the Luzerne Music Center in lake Luzerne New York for Summer 2019. Three Scholarships will be awarded to the Junior Division, and three scholarships will be awarded to the senior division. The six winners will be selected based on financial needs and musical abilities and experiences. Please make sure to fill out the financial aid portion of the application.

Instruments: String, wind, brass, percussion, and piano students


Junior Division Full Session (ages 9-14)

Sunday, June 16 – Friday, July 12

Scholarship will cover the following

Tuition – $2,515

Room & Board – $2,000

Activity Fee – $250

Recording Fee – $25

Total – $4,790


Not included

-Roundtrip Airfare to the camp (Fly in and out of Albany)

-Application Fee $75


Senior Division Session (ages 14-18)

Monday, July 15 – Sunday, August 11

Scholarship will cover the following

Tuition – $2,540

Room & Board – $2,000

Activity Fee – $300

Recording Fee – $25

Total – $4,865


Not included

-Roundtrip Airfare to the camp

-Application Fee $75


All applicants must complete an online application on Acceptd and pay the non-refundable application fee to be considered for admission.



-Applicants may audition live or submit a video audition. Applications and auditions must be completed before any enrollment or financial assistance will be issued

-If recording an audition, upload your high-quality videos(introduction and performance videos) to your Acceptd application. You may upload multiple videos to Acceptd, so the audition need not be all in one take.

When Submitting your application, in the section describing the student’s musical accomplishments, please make sure to mention that you work with Palm beach Symphony’s Music Education Program

Application and Video Submission Deadline: April 1, 2019 11:59 PM

About Luzerne Music Center: Founded in 1980 by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bert Phillips and Steinway pianist Toby Blumenthal, Luzerne Music Center aims to provide world-class music instruction for passionate young people in a summer camp environment regardless of their financial circumstance. Musicians ages 9 to 18 come from all over the world to train at LMC’s campus located in the foothills of New York’s Adirondack Park.

The campus, established in 1909 as “Camp Tekakwitha,” is 20 wooded acres consisting of recreational facilities, student cabins, faculty housing, a charming Adirondack performance lodge, an outdoor performance shed, practice building, dining hall, administration building, and a natural sandy beachfront on Lake Luzerne.

Since inception, LMC has maintained strong relations with musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. Both Junior and Senior session students regularly visit the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to enjoy world-class performances by these ensembles, among others. Each August, LMC invites several Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to campus for a one-week residency, which includes a side-by-side orchestral reading, masterclasses, and sectionals.

At LMC, students study music theory and rhythm, train in small and large ensembles, receive daily chamber music coaching, and weekly private lessons. Our students perform on- and off-campus throughout the summer, and train in a nurturing environment balanced by hard work and enriching group activities.

Please visit The Luzerne Music Center website for full details on the summer music camp.

For any questions please contact Lexi Thompson at (561) 655-2657