Barlow Endowment Education Grant

The Barlow Endowment Education Grant represents a portion of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at BYU that directly supports the Composition Division within the BYU School of Music. A majority of the funds support students directly through the following scholarships, awards, and other activities and programs:

  • Milton A. Barlow Scholarship — one-year, full-tuition scholarship for an outstanding graduate student pursuing the MM in Music Composition
  • Barlow Student Composition Award — yearly award given to a composition student in recognition of excellence in composition and citizenship within the area; includes a $500 cash prize and a commission for a new work
  • Barlow Lecture Series — each semester a distinguished guest composer visits campus to present a lecture and work with composition students in lessons and master classes
  • Barlow Interns — each summer four BYU composition students are selected to work as interns for the yearly judging of the Barlow Prize and additional Barlow Commissions during the first week of August; includes room and board and an honorarium

In addition to the specifically named scholarships and awards mentioned above, the Education Grant helps cover student travel expenses and other fees for participation in conferences and workshops, provides additional scholarship support, and sponsors residencies and reading sessions by visiting performers and ensembles. Remaining funds may be used to support composition faculty projects directly related to creative work and teaching.

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