PSN’s Gail Melick & John Hart
Instrumental Scholarships

In addition to the financial aid packages granted by Classical Movements each season, our fourth annual Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival is pleased to announce two, brand-new scholarships specifically earmarked for instrumentalists.

Given in honor of Gail Melick, longtime Classical Movements board member and Chicago arts advocate, and John Hart, noted philanthropist and Chicago Symphony Orchestra trustee, PSN’s Melick and Hart scholarships total $2,500 each—awarded to two deserving string, wind, brass or percussion players.

Note: The 2018 PSN Melick & Hart Scholarships have been awarded.

Artistic Excellence

Based upon their audition and application materials, the two instrumentalists seeking PSN’s Melick & Hart Scholarships will be evaluated first by Prague Summer Nights’ artistic staff.

Connection to Service

As per Gail and John’s ongoing outreach, PSN’s two instrumental scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating both a clear history of community engagement, as well as detailed plans for continued service.

How to Apply

Individuals who wish to be considered for PSN’s Melick & Hart Instrumental Scholarships must apply for admittance into the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Musical Festival.
In addition, applicants must email Festival Manager Alex Plueckhan a formal letter further describing their specific qualifications in the following areas:

Performance background and education

Past and current experience with outreach and community engagement through music and the arts

Future plans and projects to continue and expand upon their commitment in the areas of community and outreach

Supporting materials including past programs, photography, and media that support the examples form their letter