Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians
Website: Beebe Fund
The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians was established in 1932 under the terms of the will of Frank Huntington Beebe, a Boston philanthropist interested in music. The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe.
The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses. An all-inclusive grant of $22,000 will be offered. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.
Fellowships are generally awarded to musicians based in the United States (although not necessarily U.S. citizens) at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.
Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and must not have reached the age of 30 by July 1. Note that Beebe Grants may NOT be combined with other, comparable grants, such as a Fulbright.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
Completed online application form must be submitted and all supporting materials must be RECEIVED by the deadline. All applicants must apply online at https://www.beebefund.org/apply.
Original transcripts from each college and/or school you list on the application MUST be scanned and submitted to The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund electronically by December 20, 2020. They can either be attached to your application or emailed.
At least two letters of recommendation must be submitted in support of your application. You may submit more if you wish. Letters of should be sent directly by recommenders to us. Letters should be sent as attachments in PDF format. All supplemental materials can be submitted using this form.
Results of the first application review will be sent in mid-January.
Trustees will request audio samples and/or scores from selected candidates, to be sent no later than February 1. You must be the principal performer in these recordings, which should total 20 - 30 minutes in lengths with selection of your choice. Please do not send recordings until you are notified of the results of the first review.
Results of the second review will be sent in late February.
Finalists will be require to submit a video audition after being selected. In conjunction with these videos we will also be conducting remote video interviews to replace our usual in-person auditions. Please note that at this time we do not plan to invite or require anybody to travel to Boston for this process.
Notification of grant awards will be sent in late April.
For further information or questions, please contact use the contact us form at https://www.beebefund.org/contact.