Band Director Academy Tuition & Scholarships

2023 Academy Tuition
$400 / General Tuition
$350 / 2022-23 Essentially Ellington members
$300 / Undergraduate or Graduate music education students
$200 / NYC Teachers

Travel Reimbursement Scholarships
JALC is pleased to offer scholarships to directors who need assistance in covering the cost of attending BDA. These monetary awards are intended to help defray costs of transportation and accommodations. Scholarships will not cover all travel and accommodation expenses.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a letter on your school’s letterhead indicating the following:

  • Estimated total expenses for transportation and hotel costs
  • Anticipated income from your school, band boosters, self, and others
  • Short paragraph explaining your financial situation, anticipated fundraising events, special circumstances, and any other information you may deem important

Submit scholarship requests by Friday, May 12, 2023 to

Checks are disbursed at registration on the last day of the Academy.