Pinetop Perkins Foundation Announces Scholarships

for the 2012 Master Class Workshops

June 13-15, 2012
Press Release - January 27, 2012
Clarksdale, MS

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of nine scholarships for the 2012 Master Class Youth Workshops in Guitar, Piano and Harmonica. Held in Clarksdale Mississippi June 13-15th, 2012 and open to the young and the young at heart, scholarships are available to youth ages 12 to 21 nationwide.


Two scholarships are sponsored by The Honeyboy Edwards Fund at the National Blues Museum. They are earmarked for harmonica and guitar, and are in the amount of $600 each;
Six scholarships are available from The Pinetop Perkins Foundation. They are up to $600 each and will be split between those attending the harmonica, piano and guitar workshops;
One guitar scholarship has been set aside by donations earmarked to honor legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin. The amount of the award will be determined by donations received in Hubert's name by April 15, 2012.

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is April 15, 2012. More detailed information on the scholarships can be found on the website at

The master class workshops are led this year by three internationally renowned, award-winning blues artists: Gary Allegretto will lead the harmonica workshops offered for the first time this year; Bob Margolin comes back to direct the guitar workshops; and Ann Rabson returns this year to lead the piano workshops. Complete information on each workshop leader can be found on the Pinetop Perkins Foundation website:

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The primary mission of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.

Donations to the Pinetop Perkins Foundation are welcomed and go towards scholarships to enable youth to attend the annual Master Class Workshops.

The workshop was a great opportunity for my kids! They expanded their musical horizons, learned new ways to play the blues and gained a greater appreciation for the stories behind the blues. -Dar Bigger (parent of attendees)

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