Applying for a Scholarship

2022 scholarship applications are due on March 1st. Notifications will be sent out April 1st.

Please read the following instructions carefully and follow everything exactly. We reserve the right to reject any applications which do not follow these instructions to the letter. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance at applications@horncamp.org.

Deposits are not required with a scholarship application; however, if you plan to attend KBHC even without a scholarship, please use the regular application process and submit your deposit in addition to applying for the scholarship. If you are awarded a full scholarship and have already sent a deposit, it will be refunded. A scholarship application alone will not automatically reserve you a place at camp, and we usually fill up in early spring.

For the playing portion of the application, submit a video of the applicant playing the material and upload it to YouTube. The video must show the applicant playing their instrument. Still images or a black screen are not acceptable. Audition repertoire information is provided below.

We reserve the right to reject any application which is missing material or is of poor audio quality.

Recommendation forms must be submitted online directly by the recommenders. Links to these forms are provided below.

Scholarship Application Guide

Fill out and submit the online scholarship application form. Before you complete the form, read through all of these instructions. You will need your essay, resume, YouTube video link, and recommender names and email addresses in order to complete the form.

Applicants must write an essay describing why they are applying for a scholarship, how this scholarship relates to their career objectives, and why they need financial assistance to attend KBHC. The essay should be at least 200 words and no longer than one page. Send the essay as a PDF attachment to applications@horncamp.org no later than March 1. In the subject line of your email, include your full name and “Scholarship Essay.”

Applicants must submit a current and up-to-date musical resume. Send your resume as a PDF attachment to applications@horncamp.org, no later than March 1. In the subject line of your email, include your full name and “Scholarship Musical Resume.”

 YouTube video audition format
  1. State your name.
  2. State the current date.
  3. State whether you are auditioning as a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student.
  4. Play all of your musical material without any edits between selections, stating the title of each selection before you begin to play it.
  5. If you are playing with an accompanist or ensemble for any portion of your audition, you may submit those recordings as separate YouTube links.
  6. Save your video as an unlisted video.
  7. Include the link to your audition video in the online application form.

See the Video Audition Recording Tips page for additional information.

Please send the recommendation form link to your current horn teacher fill out and ask them to submit a recommendation form on your behalf.

Please send the recommendation form link to one other person (not a member of your family) who knows you and your musical background well, and ask them to submit it on your behalf.

Audition Repertoire

Applicants may play up to 5 minutes of horn music that best represents them artistically. This could include traditional horn repertoire (solos, etudes, orchestra/band excerpts), works by underrepresented composers, the applicant’s original arrangements or compositions, and the applicant’s improvisations. It is recommended to perform 2-4 contrasting selections demonstrating different aspects of the applicant’s artistry.

Please include all selections in one unedited take. You may use piano, ensemble, or technological accompaniment if you wish, but it is not required.

Optional: Applicants are encouraged to share any of their other creative work, musical or otherwise, and information about themselves that they feel would more broadly represent them as a person and as an artist. Fields for sharing this work and information are provided within the scholarship application form.

Other Information

Cormont Music, the 501(c)(3) parent organization of Kendall Betts Horn Camp and Horn Camp Connect, was founded in 1997 by Kendall Betts in order to be able to accept tax deductible donations and provide scholarships to students.  Since the establishment of Cormont Music, more than 140 full-tuition scholarships as well as many partial scholarships to KBHC have been awarded.  

The purpose of the scholarships is to give an opportunity to participate at KBHC 2022 to promising, highly motivated, deserving horn students which they would not otherwise have. To that end, any applicant eligible to attend KBHC may apply for a scholarship valued at up to one full week of tuition, room and board at KBHC 2022: June 11 – 18 or June 19 – 26. KBHC applicants must be aged 14 and older as of June 11, 2022 and must currently be studying horn privately. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of performance ability, personal motivation, character, and a demonstrated need for financial aid in order to attend KBHC.