Scholarships

TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarship Application period for the 2022-23 CSOYO season opens on June 15 and closes on July 25, 2021. All applications and supporting materials must be received by the CSOYO Manager by this date to be considered. Applicants will be notified of any awards prior to the August 1, 2022 tuition deadline. 

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 2022-23 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.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


BOB BURKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

This full tuition scholarship is awarded to an oboe player who has been selected for CSOYO membership during the upcoming season, in memory of the late Bob Burks, principal oboist in the CSO.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


FLOY WANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: 

This full tuition scholarship is given to a new, first-year member of the CSOYO, in either the Prelude or Etude orchestra, each season in memory of Ms. Floy Wang, Etude & Prelude Conductor from 2014-2018.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


GARY WILKES SCHOLARSHIP: ***New this season!

This full tuition scholarship is awarded annually to two current members of the CSOYO Symphony orchestra. 

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


SANDY MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP: ***New this season!

This full tuition scholarship is awarded annually to two current members of the CSOYO Philharmonic orchestra. 

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


STUDENT MANAGERS:

Student Managers are needed for the 2022-23 CSOYO Season. Student Managers are selected by the conductors of each orchestra (2 each for Symphony & Philharmonic, 1 each for Etude & Prelude) and the CSOYO Manager. They receive a 50% discount off the regular tuition rate for their orchestra.

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE


OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

GRACE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP:

Grace Russell, a Chattanooga public school teacher, church organist and piano teacher, was an avid supporter of music education. This scholarship was established by her family to reflect the importance she placed on summer music experiences for young people. This scholarship is awarded annually 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.  This scholarhip application period will open in January 2023 and the scholarship recipient will be announced at the 2023 Side by Side Concert on February 27, 2023. 

COMPLETE APPLICATION HERE