Chang/Chavkin Musicians Scholarship

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Through a generous donation from Laura Chang and Arnold L. Chavkin, CMC is proud to offer two $5,000 scholarships to committed young musicians who show financial need and outstanding artistic merit. These awards are available to current and new CMC students through an audition and interview process.
Please read the eligibility requirements and then fill out a form Here.


Ages 12 and up

  • Minimum four years of instrumental study (exceptions may be made by the audition committee).

  • Must participate in all CMC activities with outstanding responsibility, attitude, and attendance.

  • Qualifying instruments: All Strings, All Woodwinds, and Piano (Brass may contact for consideration).

  • Please view our repertoire guidelines for level of entry.

  • Family income must be under $125,000 annually for a family of four.*

  • Must contribute $500 towards tuition.*

*Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the audition committee

Scholarship Details

Recipients of the scholarship award will receive full tuition to CMC for Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions.

  • A stipend for weekly 60 minute private lessons from an approved teacher for one year is also included.

  • Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in all CMC programs: 

    • Chamber Music 

    • Orchestra 

    • Solos

    • Music Pods 

    • Masterclasses 

    • Performances 

How To Apply

Applications are now being accepted for our 2019 - 2020 scholarships. Here are the steps to apply: 

  • Fill out an application (Due: Friday, May 10, 2019). 

    • Application will include a prompt for a brief essay

    • A recommendation from your private teacher is required

    • Tax documents proving financial need will be requested at a later date

  • Auditions and interviews will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 

    • 2 contrasting works of the students' choice - may include one etude

    • 2 scales with arpeggios

    • Sight reading

    • Brief interview with the audition committee

Good luck and see you at the audition!