(this piece was published by Planet Jackson Hole)
Hendrix started playing guitar at age fifteen after seeing Elvis, while Ludwig van Beethoven composed his first piece at age twelve. Both also pushed through poverty while developing virtuosic musical chops. Sometimes it just takes the extra encouragement or mentor, and in extreme cases, emersion in music can even save lives. A teenager or young adult with a striking talent and visionary passion for a career in music is worthy of community attention, and there’s a new scholarship program geared towards this notion.
JacksonHoleLive—the free, all-ages concert series at Snow King Ball Park every summer—has stepped up to launch the inaugural JacksonHoleLive Music Scholarship. The scholarship is aimed to “further the ambition of aspiring young musicians.” The program will offer a $3000 cash award to one grand prize winner and $1000 cash award to one runner-up, chosen by a five-member committee that includes