CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and the Beckley Area Foundation have granted scholarship funds for 14 students to attend the sixth annual Coda Mountain Academy of Music, a two-week residential summer music camp held from June 16-29 near the New River Gorge in Fayetteville. Students study with graduates of top schools, including Juilliard, Peabody, the Cleveland Institute of Music and others. Students ages 12-23 may select from the following two musical tracks:Coda Academy Classical Track: Students will experience an intense program of private lessons, ensemble and chamber groups, theory, concerts and Eurhythmics. Participants from the beginner/intermediate levels up to advanced are placed in a challenging but nurturing environment to study piano, strings, brass, bluegrass and selected woodwind instruments. Instruments: Violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, French horn, clarinet and flute.
Coda Academy Bluegrass Track: Students will study bluegrass music with Brandon Green, who is on the faculty at East Tennessee State University. Classes will include bluegrass jamming, playing and singing in a band, bluegrass music theory, history of bluegrass, and private instruction. Students are accepted at various skill levels. Instruments: Banjo, dobro, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, ukulele and mandolin.Students gain confidence and passion for their music through a serious study of music in a Christian environment and campers are accepted without regard to their religious persuasion.
Students in Kanawha, Fayette, Lincoln, Clay, Boone and Putnam counties can apply for a scholarship. Two full scholarships will be awarded to each county. The Beckley Area Foundation has granted $2,746 to be disbursed in full or partial scholarships to students from Raleigh County. Tuition for either camp track is $1,450. Paying students are encouraged to apply immediately to optimize planning by Coda's Artistic committee and ensure a place in the camp. Scholarship application deadline is May 10. If all scholarships are not claimed by this date, late applications will be considered. The scholarship application form is available online at www.codamountain.com
on the "apply" page. To receive the form in the mail, contact Coda staff at 304-663-6688, or at Coda Mountain Academy, P.O. Box 615, Fayetteville, WV 25840.