Boxwood Canada

Young Artists Outreach


Fred Kasper Memorial Young Musician Outreach

Thanks to the generosity of our individual and corporate donors, Boxwood is pleased to continue the Fred Kasper Memorial Young Artists Outreach program and offer pre-paid 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.

2018 Young Musician Outreach Program

The 2018 Fred Kasper Memorial Young Musician Outreach is open to all applicants who will be under 30 years of age as of July 1, 2018. Scholarships are open to players of all instruments, singers and dancers. We typically receive funding to grant two applicants: One to a young artist who is in primary or secondary school (age 18 or under), and second to a young adult (age 19-29).

Applicants are asked to submit:
• a letter describing their artistic experience and future goals.
• letters of support or reccomendation from teachers or colleagues are also helpful.
• an unedited video or sound recording sample of your playing, singing, dancing is required.

Application deadline is May 15, 2018. Files can be sent as a link or as attachments. Please send all applications to with 'Fred Kasper Memorial' in the subject line.

Our winners will present a shared 30 minute recital on Wednesday July 25 @ 12 noon at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Admission is free and all are welcome; please join us to congratulate these wonderful young musicians!

Accommodations for 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.