Music Studio Startup Grant Competition

Would $500 help you launch or build your music studio? Read on!

This is a challenging time for all music teachers. Here at Music Studio Startup, we have a special place in our hearts for teachers who are just starting out.

(We’re looking at you, music majors, recent grads, and young teachers!)

That’s why we’ve decided to host a competition to award startup funds and other prizes to help launch some studios this summer!


Congratulations to our winners!

Runners Up: Rebecca Turngren and Brittany Neely

Grand Prize: Scarlette Kerr




To be eligible, you must

  • be between 18 and 28 years old as of May 1, 2020 – OR – have graduated from a degree program within the last two years (since April 2018). You do NOT need to have a degree in music – OR – have launched or plan to launch your studio in 2018, 2019, or 2020
  • have already started a music studio or intend to launch a studio within the next 6 months
  • intend for your music studio to be your primary source of income (It doesn’t have to be providing the majority of your income right now, but to be eligible for this grant, that should be your goal.)



The application deadline is May 31, 2020 11:59pm CDT.



Grand Prize

  • $500 studio launch grant
  • Full scholarship for the 2020 Summer Business Building program ($120 value)
  • A 6-month subscription to Fons online scheduling and payment app
  • Logo design and brand identity package from GEM Studios ($3000 value)
    • logo, brand marks, brand patterns, color palette and typography styling, image direction and brand standards

One grand prize will be awarded

Runner Up

Two runner up prizes will be awarded

Applicant Prize

All eligible applicants will receive 25% off enrollment in the 2020 Summer Business Building program and a special discount for Fons.

Winners will be announced no later than June 8, 2020.



The application will take about 15 minutes to complete.

The deadline has passed. Stay tuned. Winners will be announced by June 8!