Native Rhythms Flute School

Paula Ellis by the riverPaula Ellis Scholarship Fund

The Paula Ellis Scholarship Fund is providing scholarships for two participants to attend the Native Rhythms Flute School, free of charge.

Paula Ellis was not only a wonderful Native American Flute player, but a generous and giving person. Unfortunately, she passed away way too soon, but her flute melodies and infectious laughter will stay with us forever.

In her memory, her husband, Byron Ellis, has set up the Paula Ellis Scholarship Fund that will cover the registration fee for two participants, free of charge, to the Native Rhythms Flute School.

How to Apply

Paula Ellis passed away in early 2017. She played the Native American Flute beautifully and wanted everyone to have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the flute regardless of their financial situation. That is how this scholarship came about and how her husband, Byron Ellis, is now continuing her legacy.

If you want to learn or continue learning to play the Native American Flute, but are financially limited, please apply for a scholarship! Submit a brief essay describing your experience with the Native American Flute and how this scholarship would help you in your flute journey.

Send your essay to Vera Shanov ( by AUGUST 31st, 2018.

We will notify all applicants, if they have or have not been selected, the latest by SEPTEMBER 30, 2018. The selected applicants can then make plans to attend the NATIVE RHYTHMS FLUTE SCHOOL.

Paula Ellis by the river


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