Updated Links for Cohn Scholarship for Summer Music Study

The Fine Arts Booster Group, an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), announces summer music scholarships awarded through the Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund. Established by Abby Cohn in memory of her parents, and in honor of the excellent music education available in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD), the fund will provide more than five music scholarships for summer study through the Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB) Summer Band and Orchestra Program. The Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund is administered by IPEI with assistance from the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) and the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

Michael W. Allen, Boynton Middle School Band Director and Director of the IYB Summer Music Program, notes “The scholarships are a gift from their daughter to the youth in our community. I am very thankful for these scholarships that allow students who might not otherwise be able to participate in the Summer Bands and Orchestra at Cornell University’s Lincoln Hall. It’s a great opportunity to be part of this special program.”

The Summer Band and Orchestra Program runs June 27 through August 1 with flexible enrollment to allow for summer camps and family vacations. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Cornell University’s Lincoln Hall. Allen directs the band program and Mark Lewis directs the orchestra program. Four ensemble sections are available from beginning to advanced, with sessions starting at 6:30 p.m.

Registration forms and scholarship information are available at the IYB or online at www.iybrec.org and for the online form at https://register.communitypass.net/reg/cat_program_class_detail.cfm?season_id=20718&program_id=969428. Questions may be directed to the IYB staff at (607) 273-8364 or by contacting Allen at (607) 274-2295.