SJMEP Offers Music Scholarship

South Jersey Music Education Partnership (SJMEP) is once again offering beginner music lesson scholarships in partnership with the New Jersey School of Music. Scholarships are available on beginner flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and trombone. This year they are extending the reach so that all Burlington and Camden County students entering fourth through eighthgrade are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Lessons will start the week of June 26and will end the week of August 28and will take place at the NJ School of Music in both the Cherry Hill and Medford locations.

There are approximately 200 scholarships available. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing on June 15. Applications are now being accepted online at through the end of the day on June 14. Applicants will be notified on June 15as to whether they received a scholarship.

SJMEP is a 100 percent volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports music education in South Jersey. Since 2012, SJMEP has awarded over 150 scholarships and have provided other educational opportunities such as mentorship, master classes, and performance opportunities. SJMEP is also the driving force behind the Pinelands Jazz Festival that is their annual fundraising event to support their initiatives. To learn more about SJMEP please visit or email any questions to More information about the Pinelands Jazz Festival can be found at

The New Jersey School of Music donates significant resources each year to help ensure these lessons are available to as many students as possible. They have two locations: 10 Union Street in Medford and 605 Route 70 W in Cherry Hill. More information about the New Jersey School of Music can be found at