Skip Sub Menu

Sheslow Grant for Music Competitions and Festivals

Students who are interested in applying for the Sheslow Grant should follow this procedure. These funds are reserved for special and significant opportunities that are not part of the regular on-going academic programming at Drake.  These opportunities are for music students and ensembles attending and/or performing at music festivals, conferences, competitions, study or tours.  

On 1-2 pages, indicate who will travel and the nature of the proposed travel for a significant music competition.

  1. Briefly describe the performing arts competition.
  2. Indicate how the activity is related to learning goals in an individual class or in your major program at Drake University.
  3. Secure a recommendation from the faculty member who is supervising the performance.
  4. Submit the materials to the Music Department Chair with a brief budget indicating the expenses to be covered by the Sheslow Grant. Make sure to indicate all the possible sources of funding that you have available for the project or travel.
  5. Applications for this fund are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are no longer available. 

The Dean and Music Department Chair will meet to discuss and approve the awards. Decisions will be based on the following:

  • Quality of the proposed project
  • Significant nature of the opportunity
  • Amount of support available to the student from other sources

Following a successful award, students will be required to submit a brief report on their experiences indicating:

  1. the use of funds with receipts attached for expenses, 
  2. the quality of the performance/competition activity and what they derived from it. The report is due to the Music Department Chair no later than one month after the completion of the funded activity.
Fine Arts News
Fine Arts Calendar