Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship

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

Scholarship recipients receive: 

  • $500 scholarship

  • 7 lessons (in person or via zoom) with Kayoko Dan during the 2021-22 season

  • Access to Chattanooga Symphony & Opera rehearsals conducted by Kayoko Dan and by other conductors (with their permission)

  • One free ticket to all Masterworks and Chamber concerts during the 2021-22 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 July 1, 2021
  • Notification by July 15, 2021
  • Please submit the following: 
    • Letter of recommendation (please have reference send directly to amorgan@chattanoogasymphony.org)
    • Completed application using the form below that includes: 
      • Resume
      • Supporting Material 
        • Link to a conducting video preferred 
        • If no conducting video is available, please include video/audio of a performance on your main instrument/voice 
        • Upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo and include the link in your application form. Please address the following: 
          • Introduce yourself, including name, college you attend, and your major. 
          • Why do you want this scholarship? How will this scholarship help your career? 
          • What do you want to learn from this experience? 

Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship Application Form

College you will be attending in Fall 2021:*
Degree being pursued:*
Primary intrument/voice:*
Please upload your resume:*
Please provide a link to a conducting video or other supporting material:*
Please provide a link to your introduction video:*