Friends of Music at Stanford has funds set aside for discretionary requests from students in degree programs in the Department of Music as well as others enrolled in the department's applied music courses. Each funding request is evaluated by Friends of Music on an individual basis. Requests can include, but are not limited to:
• Auditions for graduate school programs in music
• Attendance in campus summer seminars such as St. Lawrence String Quartet
• Attendance at summer non-Stanford music programs and seminars
• Master classes, at Stanford or elsewhere
• Student productions on campus, e.g., Stanford Light Opera
• Exceptional expenses related to a Stanford degree-required recital
• Musical equipment
• Coachings with non-Stanford faculty or professionals as part of a time-limited, focused project
Students may be awarded up to $1000 per request depending on available funds. We ask that detailed proposals be submitted that include budgets and two letters of support from Department of Music faculty members. In general, Friends of Music will not fund the full costs of projects, and students will be expected to pay a portion of their own expenses related to their proposals.
Proposals for autumn, winter or spring quarter funding require at least two weeks for review, and must be presented in writing to the Department of Music's liaison to the Friends of Music Board of Directors no later than the first week of each month in autumn, winter or spring.
Proposals for summer quarter funding should be submitted by April 1 so all summer proposals can be evaluated at the April board meeting of Friends of Music. Applicants will be notified by May 1.