About the Fellowship

CIM's Musical Pathway Fellowship (MPF) provides exceptional artistic training for Black and Latinx students who are interested in studying classical music through the Academy. Fellows (grades 6-12) and Apprentices (grades 1-5) receive significant scholarship funds to meet each family’s needs, mentorship, and other resources to support their study.

This immersive experience centers around performance while holistically supporting students ​through community building, mentorship and networking, academic support, college counseling, and audition preparation. Upon graduation, Fellows will be equipped to successfully audition for conservatory or university music school. 


Each Musical Pathway Fellow receives

  • Full participation in Academy curriculum
  • Individualized advising and mentorship
  • College application and audition guidance
  • Focus topic interest sessions
  • Summer study scholarships
  • A graduation certificate signed by CIM President and CEO Paul Hogle

CIM endeavors to meet the demonstrated need of each family participating in the Musical Pathway Fellowship to minimize financial barriers to participation. Full scholarship packages are available for qualifying families, and, in some cases, scholarship packages may include funding to help defray costs above and beyond the cost of tuition.

The Musical Pathway Fellowship is generously supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Hershey Foundation, KeyBank Foundation, the David and Inez Myers Foundation and the WC & EJ Thornton Foundation.


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