The Dorothy Beyerle Scholarship, now known as the Beyerle/Fry Memorial Scholarship, was created in 1990 after a generous donation was made to the McCall Music Society in memory of our dear friend and arts patron, Dorothy Beyerle. Since that time the scholarship has received numerous contributions from individuals, the society’s original Summerfest fund, the MMS endowment, and the general fund. The MMS board put aside part of the funds to create its own endowment for future scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist talented and dedicated young local musicians.


The applicant must be (1) under nineteen years of age and (2) must be a resident of Valley, Adams or Idaho County.



Scholarships may be used for two purposes: (1) summer music camps or (2) other musical pursuits.

The MMS board has found that summer music camps are a wonderful way to integrate summer fun with exceptional music training, therefore this is the major focus for this scholarship. There are many great camps right here in Idaho.

You may also apply for a scholarship that may further your horizons in other ways such as funds toward a new instrument, or ongoing music lessons.

The ReY Vertrees Post High School Music Scholarship

The McCall Music Society recently developed its Post High School Music Scholarship for students who wish to pursue their musical endeavors both as instrumentalists and as vocalists upon graduation.  Scholarship amounts will vary between $1,500 and $3,000 and will be awarded based on number of applicants and whether attending college, private lessons, or attending summer music camps each year.  


The applicant must be:

(1) a resident of Idaho’s West Central Mountains, including McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, and New Meadows. 

(2) a graduating high school senior enrolling in a four-year college majoring in music, music education, or similar music related field.

(3) a graduating high school senior not going to college but wanting to independently continue their musical studies through live, face-to-face lessons with a qualified instructor. 

(4) a graduating high school senior and attending an approved musical summer camp. 

For more information, please contact our Scholarship Committee:  Richard Surbeck at (208) 315-0905 or [email protected].