The Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship
Marjorie Spevak was 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 had 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 2022 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarships is now closed.
The CMA Young Soloist Competition
In 2021, CMA announced the CMA Young Soloist Competition. Iowa High School seniors who plan to pursue a music degree will annually vie for one of four scholarship awards.
1 Grand Prize Winner ($5,000 Scholarship)
3 Finalists ($2,500 Scholarships)
To enter the competition, students submit performance videos (up to 25 minutes).
How it Works
The competition focuses on piano, woodwinds, strings, and brass instruments. The scholarship may be used toward expenses necessary for the student to advance his or her music study, including but not limited to: college tuition, room and board, instrument purchase reimbursement, etc.
Applications for the 2022 competition are now closed. Please join us for the final round of competition at Plymouth Congregational Church on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM.