NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available to musicians who successfully audition and are selected to an orchestra for the 2020-2021 season. Applications for these scholarships will open in June once membership notification letters have been sent. Applications can be completed online and applicants will be notified prior to the final tuition deadline in August.
2020 CSOYO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – Coming soon!
BOB BURKS SCHOLARSHIP: This full tuition scholarship is awarded to an oboe player who has been selected for CSOYO membership during the upcoming season, in honor of the late Bob Burks, principal oboist in the CSO.
BOB BURKS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – Coming soon!
STUDENT MANAGERS: Members may apply to serve as a Student Manager each season for their orchestra. Student Managers must be available to arrive early and stay late for each scheduled rehearsal in order to set up and break down chairs and stands in rehearsal rooms and venues, and assist the conductors in other ways as needed. There are 2 Managers each for Symphony and Philharmonic, and 1 Manager each for Etude and Prelude. Student Managers must have 1 previous year’s experience in the CSOYO (in any orchestra) in order to apply. Student Managers receive a tuition discount if selected. Applications will open in June once membership notification letters have been sent. Applications can be completed online and applicants will be notified prior to the final tuition deadline in August.
2020 CSOYO STUDENT MANAGER APPLICATION – Coming soon!
GRACE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship in the amount of $2000.00 is awarded to a current CSOYO member who plans to attend the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and applied to their tuition for this festival. More information about the SSMF can be found HERE. In addition to the application form below, a recommendation letter from a parent or guardian, plus an evaluation letter from the member’s private teacher are required. The recommendation letter should be submitted to the CSOYO manager separately at csoyo.chattanoogasymphony.org. The Teacher Evaluation Form will be sent to the applicant’s private teacher by the CSOYO Manager upon receipt of the application.
The 2020 Grace Russell Scholarship application is now closed.