New Music on the Bayou 2021
Travel Scholarship Application

Our 2021 application portal is now open. The submission period will run from February 1 to March 7. Notifications of scholarship awards will be made on April 5. Below is a link to the application followed by guidelines for submitting. N.B. compositions for the festival are submitted separately.




The purpose of the NMB scholarships is to increase the availability of our new music festival to composers with financial need and/or those that comprise underrepresented communities within the composition field. As such, the application process requires the submission of an essay described below accompanied by a letter of support. 


  • Go to the application form linked on this page.

  • Submit a one-page essay in PDF format detailing: 1) Your need for financial assistance; 2) How this festival will benefit you; and 3) How your inclusion will enhance the diversity of the festival. Please include your name on the page.

  • Have a mentor, teacher, colleague or friend submit a letter in support of your application to

  • Submit 1-3 compositions for the 2021 NMB Festival separately.

Scholarship awards will be announced on April 5, along with the Festival selections. Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at

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