The Rockit Live Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers complementary private lessons in conjunction with band sessions taught by professional music instructors. We believe that every young child should have the opportunity to experience the impact music has in life. Music has the power to build academic and social skills, unleash creativity, and develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Music touches the mind, the heart, and the senses. Students are given the opportunity to participate in multiple shows at the Count Basie Center for the Arts throughout the year as well as additional benefit concerts and charitable events. One on one instruction supplemented with immersive band training assists in facilitating our students to build confidence and talent that will last a lifetime.

The Scholarship Program runs year-round and includes the same audition requirements, private lessons, band rehearsal, and performance opportunities as the tuition based Rockit program. The Academy participates in fundraisers, charities, and other outside events to raise money that supports the expansion and growth of the Scholarship Program. All scholarships will be awarded for the term of one year with the option to reapply. Students will be reevaluated quarterly at the end of each term. The Rockit Academy is proud to accommodate young musicians in the area and give them the full Rockit experience at little to no cost!

Red Bank Middle School appreciates the strong relationship that has been developed with the Rockit Live Foundation.  It benefits our students and allows for some of our young musicians to have an opportunity to further pursue their love of music!  We are thankful for Rockit’s commitment to keeping arts alive in our schools and are grateful for the 9 scholarships awarded to our students so that they can join the Rockit music program.

– Maria Iozzi

Principal, Red Bank Middle School


How to Apply

Scholarship Audition Application:

All scholarship applications should be submitted by September 7th at 5pm in place of our general audition application. This application includes information about our full and partial scholarship as well as required supplemental paperwork.

Scholarship Audition Fee:

All auditions fees will be waived for scholarship students involved in previous Rockit sessions. All new incoming scholarship applicants will submit a $15 audition fee and will be subject to reimbursement upon acceptance into the program.