Berklee College of Music and Lollapalooza today announced the founding of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship at the 20th Anniversary of Lollapalooza in Chicago. The four-year, full tuition scholarship will be awarded annually to a talented musician in financial need and is being endowed by Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund.
This exciting partnership is the first educational initiative of its kind for Lollapalooza. “The essence of Lollapalooza is about artist discovery and providing opportunity for emerging bands to reach new audiences,” said Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell. “This partnership provides young musicians with a chance to polish their skills on their way to performing on the main stage.”
The first recipient will be named at Lollapalooza 2012. Recipients will be chosen through the college’s auditions and interviews conducted during the Berklee World Tour. The schedule includes auditions in Lollapalooza’s North American home in Chicago February 14-16, and the just-announced Brazil host city of Sao Paolo, November 10-11, 2011. Lollapalooza Brazil happens April 7-8, 2012. For a full audition schedule, please visit Berklee.edu/bwt. To apply, please visit http://Berklee.edu/admissions.