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Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Music Director Kayoko Dan invites applications for the first Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship.

This unique opportunity will allow students to learn score study techniques, orchestra operations, management and leadership skills, and rehearsal techniques.

Recepient(s) will receive:

  • $500 Scholarship
  • Seven lessons with CSO Music Director Dan during the 2017/18 season
  • Access to CSO rehearsal conducted by Dan and by other conductors (with their permission)
  • One ticket to all Masterworks and Chamber Series concerts during the 2017/18 season

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate university student at a regional institution, pursuing a music degree in during the 2017/18 academic year. Applicant must have reliable transportation to the Tivoli Center and Theatre in order to attend lessons and rehearsals, according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the student and Ms. Dan.  Proficiency in English is required.

Application Information

Please complete and submit the following:

  • Application form: Please complete and submit the online form or download, complete, and mail the PDF version, available below.
  • Letter of Recommendation. Please have your reference send this directly to Education Manager Sarah Marczynski at 
  • Upload or include a link to a conducting video. If none available, include a video or audio sample of a performance on your main instrument/voice.
  • Upload a video to Youtube and include a link in your application which introduces yourself and answers the following questions: Why do you want this scholarship? How will this scholarship help your career? What do you want to learn from this experience?
Applications must be received by May 31, 2017. All applicants will be notified of the decision by July 31, 2017.

Application (PDF)