It is my pleasure to announce that this year Shakuhachi Summer School offers a grants that will cover part or full fee for PSS participation for chosen applicants. Since most of the money was collected among the PSS’08 participants it is a very meaningful act of solidarity of international shakuhachi community.

This scholarship is dedicated to those who are undergoing a harsh financial situation that would otherwise forbid them to take part, as well as, to those who come from countries where the shakuhachi is not firmly rooted, yet their talent and determination are beyond discussion.

If this doesn’t apply to you specifically, perhaps you know someone who would need such help. Please let them know.

Please send application letters to this email address: mmardias (at) hotmail (dot) com. Letters of recommendation are welcome but not necessary.

Marek Matvija