The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) is committed to inspiring the community in music and education. EPSMF strives to reach young people with potential and commitment to their natural gifts and musical aptitudes. The Instruments for Young Lives program is designed to assist talented young musicians with unmet financial need. Students are selected to receive a step-up musical instrument to support their talent and music education. The gifts of musical instruments through the Instruments for Young Lives program are one-time awards to recipients. Recipients will become participants in the EPSMF outreach and community leadership programs.

APPLY FOR THE 2020 IYL Program

Eligibility is limited to classical instrumentalists (ages 8 thru 18) who have not yet entered their senior high school year during the academic year 2019-2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be interested in pursuing their music education, performing community outreach, and demonstrate:

  • Exceptional musical talent

  • Unmet financial need

  • Solid academic achievement

  • Discipline in their music education

  • Strength of character