We regret to announce that Montana Suzuki Institute 2022 has been cancelled. Check back here in January 2023 for information on future MSI events.

Lamar Blum Scholarship

The Lamar Blum Scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the leadership of Lamar Blum, Director of the Montana Suzuki Institute from 2005 through 2019.  During her tenure, Lamar established the Institute as a hub in the Northwest for teacher development, encouraged stronger connections between local teachers and the international Suzuki community, and helped students who attended the Institute to leave as better people and better players.  In honor of her leadership, and to further the outreach mission of the Missoula Symphony Association, MSI awards the Lamar Blum Scholarship annually to a deserving student who would benefit from financial assistance to attend the Institute.

Click here to contribute to the Lamar Blum Scholarship Fund.

To Apply for the Scholarship:

Requested materials must be submitted on time to avoid disqualification. The Scholarship is issued for tuition fees only, not for supplies, housing, travel, or other costs.

Award recipients will have 10 calendar days from the date of email notification to accept the award by registering for the Institute. If Institute registration is not received within the 10-day period, the Scholarship award will expire, and the student/parent/teacher must reapply.

Scholarship applications are kept confidential. The Montana Suzuki Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, nationality, gender, ethnic origin, or religious belief in admission, retention, scholarship, and other educational policies.

Student Information

Please write a short biographical sketch describing musical development, experiences, and why you want to attend MSI.

Family Information

Please explain your financial reasons for applying for this scholarship.