Conservatory that offers full scholarship to international young students

Edited: December 20, 2022, 12:20 AM · For age 10 to 15, is Curtis the only one?

Can a mother accompany her child?

I also want to know if such pre-college program is available in Europe.

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December 19, 2022, 10:01 PM · Many of the pre-college programs offer full tuition (or close to it) for SOME students but not all. Colburn definitely does, but only to some students, and their Academy program is only High School level (though they also have a community division). I know CIM's prep program has decent financial aid for some students. My son's program (Music Institute of Chicago -- not associated with a conservatory) offers up to 80% tuition for Academy students age 12+, but most students get a much lower award. I'm not sure how the financial aid is for Juilliard Prep or NEC Prep, but it is likely similar. There are a few other programs with prep programs, but I am not as familiar with the details. Most of these are based on merit, not nationality or need, but some are need-based. The need-based ones sometimes follow different guidelines and may require either citizenship or other legal status, but this is usually at the college level.

Typically, the parent has to move to the new city with the child unless they are older. In some cases (usually 14+) the child can live in the dorm. This typically means you will need to find housing and have the ability to support yourself and your child.

December 20, 2022, 7:39 AM · Colburn?
Walnut Hill is a boarding High School, affiliated with NEC. (The students get academics, music theory, history, Solflege, and chamber during the week. They are bussed to NEC on Saturdays for lessons with NEC faculty, orchestra, sometimes additional chamber. Recitals, workshops, masterclasses.) If your child was playing at a level commensurate with Curtis, you would likely want to connect with a college level faculty of note before going.

There is financial aid at WH, but not sure in regards to foreign nationals. And it's a high school so typically 14 and up.
I would think if a kid was a potential Hillary Hahn(again going by your mention of Curtis) there would be more possibilities at variety of places that might be accessed through meeting and playing for faculty rather than online descriptions.

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