Each year WDNA awards full music scholarships to students to attend some of the country’s most prestigious jazz workshops. Attendance at these workshops provide exposure to decision makers from institutions such as the Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, Michigan State University, Snow College, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College. Students can also receive full academic scholarships to continue the music education through these workshops.
WDNA also award scholarships to the Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp, in Connecticut. There, students interact with a long list of internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and position themselves for opportunities that could lead to professional placement.
These workshops incur expenses (Travel, tuition, room & board, etc.) that some students are unable to afford. So, WDNA secures sponsorship from underwriters to award scholarships to as many students as possible. Additional support from other entities such as the Mel Shifke Scholarship Fund is an invaluable resource that helps to offset expenses associated with these workshops.
Contributions to the Music Scholarship Fund can be made by contacting WDNA, during regular business hours at: 305-662-8889.