A Community Treasure

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Scholarship Opportunities

The Ben Faigin Scholarship Fund


Benjamin Faigin, a gifted and passionate musician, left this world too young. Ben began his classical training in cello at age 9. He later expanded his repertoire to guitar (electric and acoustic) and piano. Ben was constantly experimenting with sound, and explored improvisation, composition, and music theory, as well as synthesizer music creation.


The Ben Faigin Musical Opportunity Fund has been established by his family and friends to provide young musicians, like Ben, with scholarship support for classical music training.


Scholarship Guidelines​​

The Ben Faigin Scholarship Fund will provide full tuition support ($1200) for a racially-underrepresented high school-aged musician from a low income family who competitively applies for a TYSA scholarship; who shows need and promise; and, who lives in the greater Tacoma area. This scholarship may be awarded to the same, or to a different, high school-aged orchestra student each year.


To apply for the Ben Faigin Scholarship:

1.  Please write and submit a short essay describing how this scholarship will impact you.

2.  Please record and submit a short video sample of your playing.

3.  Fill out and return the TYSA Scholarship Application (please see the link above). 


All scholarship applications should be sent to operations@tysamusic.org by September 15th.​



Scholarships for season tuition and private lessons are available.  If you have any questions, please contact us.


TYSA understands and appreciates that supporting a student’s music education involves a substantial financial commitment of their parents/guardians.  Scholarships are available with awards based on financial need. 


Scholarship applications are due on September 15th each year.