The Young Player Award provides full registration for cabin accommodation, including meals, for the upcoming NESI event.
If the award winner is under 18, we will also provide the same
accommodation for the required accompanying adult. At the winner's
option, the cash value of the cabin accommodation may be applied to the
cost of lodge housing instead. The award is given only once to the same
person, but winners will be eligible for a 50% reduction in the cost of
cabin accommodation for the next three consecutive NESI events (or an
equivalent cost reduction in lodge housing). Eligibility for that
discount period ends with the awardee's 26th birthday. If the winner is
under the age of 18 during any or all of those three events, the same
discount will be provided to the required accompanying adult.
The NESI YPA is intended to find and
encourage a young player who demonstrates a growing interest and
engagement in music with a free-reed instrument. Commitment to becoming
a better player is the primary criterion for selection. Advanced
proficiency on the applicant’s instrument is not required.
The applicant must:
must be submitted by June 15th. All applications will be reviewed by an
individual or committee comprised of or appointed by the NESI
applicant will be selected and notified no later than July 1st of the
current year. The award winner must confirm his/her intention to accept
the award by July 15, or another winner will be selected.
- be 25 or under by Sept. 1 of the year of the NESI event for which the award is given;
- be a player of concertina, button accordion, or piano accordion
identified in writing by a teacher or other adult free-reed player as
serious about his/her advancement as a player of his/her instrument
- if under 18, be accompanied to the event by a responsible adult who will remain on site for the duration of the event
Young Player Award Application Form