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The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship

The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship was created to honor and remember Miles Applebaum, a student at Lagond Music School for many years. Miles’ dedication and passion for music plus the training he received at Lagond, awarded him acceptance into all eight of his college choices with varying degrees of scholarship monies totaling $50K/year. Miles’ ultimate decision was to attend the Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University to pursue his dream of becoming an accomplished jazz guitarist. In 2014, depression caused him to take his life at the age of 21.

 The Applebaum family established The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund to carry on Miles’ dream by helping provide disadvantaged aspiring musicians an opportunity to ignite their passion and study music at Lagond Music School, where Miles received his training.

This Scholarship will give a deserving young musician an opportunity to attend Lagond Music School’s nationally-recognized College Prep Program.  The winner will be mentored throughout the music college application process, core curriculum classes that are required by college admissions offices as well as assistance with written essays, prescreening demos, and live auditions. The scholarship award is $5,500 for the summer semester and $7,500 for Fall/Spring semester.

Criteria for consideration of this scholarship:

  • Candidate should be in high school entering Grades 11 or 12, or a graduated senior looking to take a gap year before entering music college.

  • Candidate must complete an Audition Questionnaire as well as an accompanied essay stating why they would like to be considered for this scholarship, what he/she expects to get from the scholarship and why he/she feels they should be selected.

  • Candidate should be someone whose passion is exhibited in his or her determination to excel in contemporary music with a focus in jazz studies both in the classroom and performing on stage.

  • Candidate must demonstrate a track record with interest in pursuing music as a lifelong profession either as a performer, composer, songwriter, engineer/producer.

  • Candidate must submit two letters of recommendation from music educators/professionals who can support why this person should be considered for the scholarship.

  •  Candidate must go through an audition and interview process for consideration.

  • Documented financials required for application: Pages 1 and 2 of Tax Form 1040 of most recent year must be submitted.

For an application or further information please email

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