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How to Get Scholarships to Florence Study Abroad in Italy

AEF fund for the Arts
Scholarship Opportunities

AEF is very proud to announce the establishment of the AEF FUND FOR THE ARTS. Created by the AEF Board with the aim of promoting the talents and the arts, AEF Fund for the Arts provides Study Abroad scholarship opportunities for a total amount of € 100.000 for 2018. The scholarship for any individual student is € 4000 per semester for Study Abroad Students and € 1400 per semester for Certificate Programs Students and is a merit-based award

AEF Fund for the Arts scholarships offered for Spring 2019 Semester:

1. Edy Frollano Memorial Music Scholarship

Four scholarships of € 4000 each for the AEF MUSIC Program
“Edy Frollano Memorial Music Scholarship”
These merit-based awards honor our beloved co-founder of the school, Edy Frollano, who passed away in 2014. Edy built a strong legacy in the AEF community and made a deep impact on the hundreds of students she taught from 2005 to 2014. She was deeply devoted to sharing her work and passion with students, faculty and staff at AEF. She loved being a teacher and, even more than the theories and studies that fueled her coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing atmosphere of international cultural exchanges. 
We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:
• A Major in Music;
• Passion about pursuing a career as a musician or music business professional;
• An understanding of the work it takes to be actively engaged to advance yourself and your mission;
• Interest in Italian and European music;
• A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.

2. Maria Taglioni Dance Scholarship

Four scholarships of € 4000 each for the AEF DANCE Program
Maria Taglioni Dance Scholarship
We chose to dedicate this scholarship to Maria Taglioni, considered the greatest dancer of the nineteenth century, and the personification of the romantic movement. Maria was the first to understand the innovative scope of the pointework technique, transforming it from a purely virtuoso technique to a substantially expressive aspect, and thus placing it at the basis of the romantic dance style. We also owe the tutu costume to her. Maria was not just an extraordinary ballerina, famous and acclaimed all over the world, but contributed decisively to the evolution of the art of dance.
We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:
• Passion about pursuing a career in Dance Performance and or Management;
• An understanding of the work it takes to succeed in the international performing arts world;
• A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.

3. Leonardo Da Vinci Painting and Drawing Scholarship

Four scholarships of € 4000 each for the AEF PAINTING and DRAWING Program
“Leonardo Da Vinci Painting and Drawing Scholarship”
Leonardo represents the utmost Renaissance genius. He revolutionized both the figurative arts and the history of thought and science: he was a painter, scientist, engineer, architect, artist in the absolute sense of the term. Choosing to dedicate the Painting and Drawing Scholarship in his name, is the modest tribute we feel we owe to this extraordinary figure, first and foremost as Florentines and Tuscans, but also as educators and trainers.
We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:

• A Major in Art & Design;
• Passion about pursuing a career as an artist and/or as an arts manager/administrator/curator;
• An understanding of the work it takes to succeed in the international business of the Fine Arts;
• Interest in Italian and European Art and Culture;
• A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.

4. Giacomo Puccini Voice and Opera Scholarship

Four scholarships of € 4000 each for the AEF VOICE and OPERA Program
“Giacomo Puccini Voice and Opera Scholarship”
The Giacomo Puccini Voice and Opera Scholarship is the homage that AEF makes to an immortal Tuscan musician and composer, whose presence echoes in the classrooms of the school and in the past and present memory of each of us.
We offer this scholarship to a deserving AEF student who exhibits:

• A Major in Voice and or Opera or related Music Studies;
• Passion about pursuing a career in Music;
• An understanding of the work it takes to succeed in the international performing arts world and the importance of studying in Italy;
• Interest in the Italian language and Culture;
• A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.

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For further information about the application process and deadlines, please contact AEF Assistant to the Academic Director, Marta Russo marta.russo@aefirenze.it

Application info and deadlines

Applicants must write to marta.russo@aefirenze.it  
to receive the Audition/Scholarship form.

1. Complete applications (form, letters, materials) must be sent via wetransfer to marta.russo@aefirenze.it
and antonio.vanni@aefirenze.it by August, 31st. Subject line of the file transfer should include full name, home university and the program the student is enrolling for.
2. Notice of admission will be communicated by September, 15th.

1. Complete applications (form, letters, materials) must be sent via wetransfer to marta.russo@aefirenze.it
and antonio.vanni@aefirenze.it by March, 1st. Subject line of the file transfer should include full name, home university and the program the student is enrolling for.
2. Notice of admission will be communicated by March, 15th.

Application materials:
1) Letter of intent
2) Curriculum or resume
3) Audition/Scholarship form
4) Reference letter(s) (max 3)
5) Discipline specific materials:

Two short videos (3/5 minutes long) of ballet and contemporary dance that show technique and motivation in dance studies. This can be done in a lesson or in a performance with that specific style.

Videos of 2 Italian Opera arias and one piece chosen from your repertoire.

10 high-resolution professional pictures (5 drawings + 5 paintings in different techniques)

Two short videos (3/5 minutes long) of one solo and one ensemble piece, that show technique and motivation in the specific music language you are applying for. 
Classical music any solo piece. The ensemble piece must be at least a trio. 
Modern and Jazz any solo piece. The ensemble piece must be at least a trio medium/up tempo jazz standard.



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