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Harold J. Cadek Memorial Scholarships

The funds providing Cadek Conservatory scholarships are gifts from long-time friends of the Conservatory.  The Cadek Conservatory offers scholarships to students demonstrating outstanding ability and accomplishment on an instrument or voice.  Auditions are held each spring and all scholarship awards are contingent upon the applicants' enrollment at the Cadek Conservatory of Music for the entire academic year immediately following the auditions.  There are two audition categories, Incentive, for less advanced students and Achievement for advanced students. Scholarship awards are applied to a student's Cadek Conservatory tuition only.  All other fees must be paid by the student.  Scholarship award amounts range from $60 to $1,000.  Audition scholarship applications become available February 1stTo apply:
  1. Applications must contain the audition pieces recommended by their current music instructor and signed by the instructor.
  2. Applicants under the age of 18 years must be signed by the student and parent or guardian.
  3. There is a $10 application fee.
  4. Incentive Category - only currently registered Cadek Conservatory students may participate. Awards range from $60-$150.
  5. Achievement Category - for advanced students from Cadek Conservatory and any non-professional students from throughout the community.  Awards range from $200-$1,000.
  6. All awards must be applied toward lessons at the Cadek Conservatory of Music for the  entire academic year, the fall and spring terms.
  7. First round of auditions will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 1:00 PM. Second round of auditions will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1:00PM.  If you wish to participate, please contact your instructor as soon as possible so they may begin preparing your audition pieces.
  8. No refunds or transfers of scholarship awards are allowed. Awards will become void if student/parent requests to change instructors.
  9. Deadline for applications is April 1st.
  10. Deadline for recipients to return acceptance letters is June 15, 2014.
  11. All recipients must register with the Cadek Conservatory of Music by registration deadline of August 1, 2014

The audition application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid (Need-Based) Scholarships

Annually, a limited number of need-based scholarships are available to currently registered Conservatory students.  Awards vary depending on each applicant's need.
  1. Applications become available in the Cadek Conservatory office and online May 1st each year.
  2. Applications must include a financial statement from the head of household and a letter of recommendation from the student's current instructor.
  3. Applicants must provide documentation of family income (tax records or 1040 forms). 
  4. Applications must be signed by parent, guardian, or adult student at least 18 years of age.
  5. No refunds or transfers of scholarship awards are allowed.
  6. Deadline for financial aid applications is July 15th.
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