“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.” ~Buddha

Lighting the Way for  Music Education Today

The American Center for Elemental Music and Movement is pleased to announce its seventh scholarship award!

This scholarship is for music educators interested in pursuing studies or individual or collaborative projects in elemental music and movement, an accessible approach to music education that develops both personal musicianship and ensemble skills, and has rich artistic rewards. Its appeal is broad, incorporating both music and movement, and reaches diverse populations. This scholarship is intended to help music and movement educators further their studies in order to benefit the students they teach.

 The Beacon Scholarship may be used for:
  • Courses or training in elemental approaches to music and movement.
  • Projects of study that include music and movement.
  • Advanced study or community outreach rooted in elemental music or movement.

In the past, ACEMM has supported recipients traveling to Finland, Ghana, and Austria. We also have supported those studying World Music Pedagogy and have also funded a drum circle facilitator to work with a school community. Scholarship requests may not exceed $1,000 at this time.

Applications will open in the Spring of 2023