Financial Aid & Scholarships

Need-Based Financial Aid: Available for qualified students participating in any NMS activity.

Endowed Scholarships (merit or need-based): Named endowed funds providing annual awards to students in specific activities.

Student Sponsorships: Provided by individual corporations or foundations to underwrite full or partial tuition for specific students.

Tuition-Free Programs

The DELTA Initiative: Developing and Empowering Leadership Through the Arts. A program for dedicated New Haven middle and high school students offering lessons, classes, and ensembles in music or dance, combined with leadership development.

Dance for PD®

Dance for PD®: NMS is proud to be the licensed Dance for PD® affiliate for Connecticut. These dance classes serve adults with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders.

Premier Ensembles: Auditioned ensembles offering pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Includes Premier Jazz, Premier Winds, Premier Strings and Premier Dance Co.

Sherry & Alivia Craft Steel Band: A steel band for teens that play popular music, West Indian songs and jazz.