Boxwood Canada



Fred Kasper Memorial Young Musician Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of our individual and corporate donors, Boxwood is pleased to continue the Fred Kasper Memorial Young Artists Scholarship program and offer tuition-free positions for this summer's festival in Nova Scotia.

Fred Kasper

Fred Kasper embodied the breadth of Boxwood's mission in all aspects: Instruments, Passion, Sharing, and Community. He was a friend of Boxwood and attended the Canada festival for 3 years prior to passing from cancer in 2000. He was an audiophile who shared his great collection of recordings and broad knowledge with friends and family whenever he could,

Fred's interests spannned all of Western and World music. He played recorder, renaissance flutes, was accomplished on the bass renaissance flute, and was an exceptional player of the baroque flute. From his interest in Indian music, Fred also played the Indian Sarangi as well as north and south Indian flutes.

2019 Young Musician Scholarship Program

The 2019 Fred Kasper Memorial Scholarship is open to all applicants who will be under 30 years of age as of July 1, 2019. Scholarships are open to players of all instruments, singers and dancers. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, scholarships may be awarded to cover full or tuition, or a portion of the tuition.

Accommodations for scholarship awardees

Accommodation during the week is the responsibility of the recipient, however our awardee(s) will have a priority position in billeting with our local hosts. For more information on billeting and lodging options, please visit our Participant Info page.