School of Music

Cougar String Camp

Cougar String Camp Registration


Scholarship Application Form

for both the

General Scholarship
(individual partial scholarship)

and the

Quartet Fellowship
(group full scholarship)

Scholarships are awarded based on need and/or merit

Before beginning the application process, please carefully read the entire form and make sure that you have all the answers (especially the skill level teacher assessment). This form does not save, and you’ll have to start over again if you cannot finish it in one sitting.

To apply for the Quartet Fellowship or General Scholarship to Cougar String Camp, please complete the following form, but DO NOT PAY YET.

For the General Scholarship submit an unedited recording consisting of a three-octave scale (for basses—two octave scale), once played slowly for tone and vibrato, and once played in 16th notes at mm quarter-note=100, and two minutes of a piece of your choice (may be accompanied or unaccompanied). 

To apply for the Quartet Fellowship each individual ensemble member must submit an application and a recording of a three octave scale and two minutes of a solo (as required on the scholarship application).  Additionally the group must submit a recording of an unedited performance of one or more movements of standard chamber music repertoire. 

Recordings can be uploaded with your application, or mailed to Meredith Arksey, School of Music, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-5300) or e-mail a link to a Dropbox or private YouTube link to

If you’re not sure if you meet the minimum skill requirements listed on the string camp website, please contact Meredith Arksey and she will help you decide.


The form on this page is the Scholarship Application. The Scholarship Application and recordings are due by May 1st.

Because you are applying for a scholarship, your payment will not be due until after you receive notification of a possible scholarship offer. You will be notified by May 10th about whether or not you will be awarded a scholarship, and if so, what your balance is (payable by check and due by May 17th).

Cancellations prior to May 16, 2014 will be refunded.

Please fill in the following information.

First name:
Last Name
Street Address
E-mail address that you check regularly
Parent's E-mail (Registration confirmation and camp information will also be sent to this address)
Birthdate (Month/Day/Year)
Phone (Please include area code)
School Name
How Long Have You Played?
Have you studied privately? If so, how long?
Grade in Fall 2014
Name of private teacher (if any)
Teacher's Phone
Teacher's E-mail
Do you play in an orchestra?
If so, how long?
Name of Orchestra
Have you played in a chamber group?
If so, name the most difficult chamber piece you played (Composer, Title)
Have you attended Cougar String Camp before?
If so, when?
List significant past and present playing experiences, awards, other camps attended.
Name the most difficult solo piece you have played (Composer, Title)
Please ask your private teacher or orchestra director to rate you 1–5 (1=beginner, 5=advanced) in the following areas:

Independent Counting
Name and e-mail address of the teacher who rated you:
Choose an enrichment class:
Music Theory
Music History
Music Composition
AdvancedAlternativeStyles --For those in Suzuki Book 6 level or higher. Learn advanced Jazz and Rock techniques.
No Enrichment Class (If you're a residential camper you will have an extra practice period, and if you're a day camper you will arrive at 8:55 a.m.)
Please indicate your T-shirt size.
Adult Small
Adult Medium
Adult Large
Adult Extra Large
Child Medium (10-12)
Child Large (14-16)
Choose one of the following camper options, but do not pay now:
Residential Camper, $435 (living in the dorm with all meals supplied)
Day Camper, $300 (commute daily to camp, lunches provided)
Roommate Preference (for residential campers only)
Please select your roommate preference
I have no preference. Please select a roommate for me that is from my own gender and age group.
I am willing to be placed in a single room (no extra cost).
I prefer to share a room with my friend (type in friend's name below).
Friend I would like to room with:
Scholarship Questions

List your musical achievements, awards and activities.
Explain why this scholarship will help you attain your musical goals.
Parent(s) or Guardian(s), please answer the next nine questions:
Father's Occupation:
Father's Gross Salary (optional)
Mother's Occupation:
Mother's Gross Salary (optional)
Number of Dependent Children (including applicant):
Ages of Dependent Children:
How much of the camp fee can the parents/guardians pay? ($)
How much of the camp fee can the applicant contribute on his/her own? ($)
Financial reason(s) to request a scholarship:
Are you applying for the Quartet Fellowship Competition?
Please answer the following three questions if you are applying for the Quartet Fellowship.
What is the name of your quartet?
Please list the names of the other quartet members, and what instruments they play:
Please list the composer and title of the recorded selection you are submitting:
Click below to submit General Scholarship recording or the scale and solo portion of the Quartet Fellowship recording
Please select a file to upload (10Mb or fewer):
Click below to submit a quartet recording for Quartet Fellowship. Only one recording required per group.
Please select a file to upload (10Mb or fewer):

This is the end of the
Scholarship Application form.

Please press the "Continue" button
to submit your application.

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