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Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship

Each season, one student receives the opportunity study conducting under the direction of CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan.

Scholarship Recipients Receive:

  • $500 Scholarship
  • Seven lessons with CSO Music Director Dan during the 2019/20 season
  • Access to CSO rehearsals conducted by Dan and by other conductors (with their permission)
  • One ticket to all Masterworks and Chamber Series concerts during the 2019/20 season

What you will learn:

  • Score studying
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Orchestra operations


  • Must be a college (undergraduate or graduate) music student in the Chattanooga area
  • Proficiency in English

Application Process:

  • Due April 1, 2019
  • Notification by May 1, 2019
  • Submit the Online Application Form (at the bottom of this page) that includes the following:
    • Resume
    • Supporting material
      • Link to a conducting video preferred
      • If none available, video/audio of a performance on your main instrument is acceptable
    • Include the link to a video answering the following questions:
      • Introduce yourself: name, college you attend, your major, etc.
      • Why do you want this scholarship? How will this scholarship help your career?
      • What do you want to learn from this experience?
  • Letter of Recommendation (have your reference send it directly to



Scholarship Application

Please complete your application by April 1, 2019. This scholarship is open to Chattanooga undergraduate and graduate music students.