Husting Studio Scholarship Fund- Year 3


I’m excited to announce that my Scholarship for the 1718 School Year is going to look a little different- and it’s going to reach a lot more music learners!

I’m developing a collaboration with Elizabeth Winslow, the band director at Richfield Senior High School, in order to bring high-quality brass instruction to her band kids. I’ll be offering private lessons, clinics, chamber ensembles, and sectionals- but I’m going to need your help to do it. Donating to my campaign will help pay for my time, skills, and program development. There will be more content as the program begins and I meet the kids, so stay tuned.

About Richfield SHS: Richfield is a inner-ring suburb of the Minneapolis area. The high school is about 67% students of color, and the median income falls around $55k/year. There is a strong need for support within in the music program, helping to develop a culture that values private music instruction and life-long musicianship.

Thank you in advance, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this school year brings!

Husting Studio Scholarship: Year 2!

Friends, family, students and student families, fans, random internet lurkers,

I am pleased to announce that on Friday July 15th I made my second annual campaign to fund scholarship to my studio for low-income low brass students live on GoFundMe. The campaign is running strong at nearly $1000 after only 4 days- which is where I set my goal for Friday, July 22nd! This year, I’m hoping to double contributions so I can expand the program to 2 full or 4 half scholarships, and offer clinics to school band programs that can’t otherwise afford outside coaching.

Here’s the link: Husting Studio Scholarship 2016

Please consider visiting for more information, donating if you can, and sharing the link with your circle! I really appreciate all the help and support this little project has gotten this past year, and I can’t wait to see where it grows.

Scholarship update- meet my new students

Dearest supporters and friends of my recent scholarship campaign:

I’m pleased to announce that I have selected and begun lessons with my two scholarship students!

Alex B. is a senior at Fridley High school, a student of Mike Pearson. He’s been playing trombone for almost 8 years and also plays bass trombone and tuba. He hasn’t had lessons since he began band in middle school and is excited to learn more about technique and theory. He hopes to start classes at Anoka-Ramsey Community College next fall.

Paul B is Alex’s classmate at Fridley, in his junior year. He’s been playing for 6 years and has never had regular lessons. He also plays bass trombone in the school’s jazz band. He wants to know more about his instrument and the types of music he can use it for, as his musical palate is extremely¬†varied. After high school he has plans to join the Air Force.

I’m really excited to see what these two do this year and what their progress will be! Thank you again for all your help in making this a reality.

Goal Accomplished!

We did it! We funded my Husting Studio Scholarship Fund in less than 2 weeks! I am so honored, humbled, thrilled, overwhelmed, and frankly, amazed by all the generosity and support my community has shown in helping me provide music lessons to underprivileged youth. Because we funded it within my goal time of 11 days, I’ll offer two students the opportunity to take lessons!

The campaign will remain live until the end of the month. Any additional donations will go toward additional materials for the students, or possibly toward organizing a studio recital.

My next step is to find candidates for the scholarship and then go through the hard process of choosing the best one! I’ll be emailing band directors at schools with a large population of children receiving the free or reduced lunch program and asking them to nominate students they feel would benefit from the experience. From there, the student will fill out my Scholarship Application and tell me a little bit about why they want lessons.

If you are a band director and you think you have a student who’d be a good fit for my studio, please contact me at lahusting AT gmail DOT com, or fill out the contact form.

Thanks again to all who participated. You have no idea how grateful I am that this was so well-received. I look forward to meeting my new student and getting started!