Manhattan School of Music Scholarships

At First Initiative Foundation (FIF), we are very happy to extend our international outreach by pledging scholarship support funds to the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in New York. The school is home to some of the most superb music scholars from the US and worldwide, and offers training in classical and jazz genres as well as musical theatre.

The FIF scholarship supports students from Hong Kong, enabling them to travel to New York and study amongst some of the most promising musicians of their generation.

Claudia Ng is the current recipient of the First Initiative Foundation Scholarship at MSM, and is an exceptional clarinetist from Hong Kong. Before continuing her studies at MSM, Claudia studied the clarinet at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA), and was a regular prizewinner at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, as well as international competitions in Beijing and Italy. The FIF scholarship allows Claudia to complete her studies at MSM in addition to a summer music program. Claudia is a talented, deserving student and FIF is pleased to help her pursue a future career as a clarinetist.