Marjorie Spevak is a long-time supporter of CMA, serving many years on its Board of Directors and contributing generously of her time and financial resources to ensure its success. Marjorie has a passion for education, having served for fifteen years on the Des Public School Board and championing fine arts education in the schools.
In 2016, CMA established the Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship to honor Marjorie by awarding two $500 scholarships annually to two students – one attending middle school and one attending high school – wishing to further pursue the study of music.
How it Works
The scholarship may be used toward expenses necessary for the student to advance his or her music study, including but not limited to: music lessons, instrument rental or purchase, or a summer music camp or program.
The application period for the 2020 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarships is closed. The 2021 application period will open February 1, 2021.
”Thank you for this scholarship. I plan to use the scholarship for future piano camps at Wartburg College and string camps at Des Moines Symphony.Academy. I am excited to attend these camps when things get back to normal!Zoe Podlich2020 Scholarship Recipient
Zoe Podlich is a 7th-grade student at Summit Middle School in Johnston, Iowa, where she studies piano, violin, and percussion. She performs with the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestra (Sinfonia, First Violin), Summit Middle School Band (Percussion), and Summit Middle School Choir (Group Soloist).
”I will use this scholarship towards an acoustic-electric guitar to play in the youth band church, as well as some new equipment like a guitar stand and new strap. I would also like to take lessons for guitar and bass.Tyler Johnson2019 Scholarship Recipient
Tyler Johnson is a sophomore at Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School, where he studies trumpet and bass. He has performed with the EBF High School Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz I and II. He also performs with the youth worship band at church.
Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship
The application period for the 2020 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarships is closed.
Scholarship applications for the 2021 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship will be accepted beginning February 1, 2021.