High School Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program is an intensive program that prepares high school-aged students for their professional futures in any field.
To be a CMC Fellow takes focus, leadership, and cooperation.
The program’s focus is on chamber music, music pedagogy, and arts entrepreneurship, but students learn skills for career building, college preparation, and future internships that are valuable in any professional field.
The Fellowship Program is an intensive program that prepares high school-aged students for their professional futures.
Expectations for students are college-level, and include responsibilities such as answering emails independently, being at CMC for specific hours, representing CMC within the community, and managing multiple responsibilities. Students in the program also mentor less experienced students and assist with weekly program administration.
Acceptance into the program is competitive, and accepted students receive partial tuition credits. Applicants must be of high school age by the upcoming school year. Applicants must have had at least one semester of participation in a prior CMC program and be enrolled in Spring Festival as part of the application process. Students are chosen on the basis of their potential contributions to the program: i.e. musicianship, interest in mentoring, and willingness to provide administrative assistance (i.e. material preparation, classroom preparation, orientation and weekly check-in, assisting in the music library, coaching assistance, office assistance, gig coordinating assistance, PR assistance).
Practical Work Experience
In addition to gaining practical work experience, students are given valuable networking opportunities and access to workshops organized by the Fellowship Program Director. Topics include:
- Arts Leadership
- Public Speaking
- Administrative Skills
- Healthy Music Making
- Alternative Music Styles