About the Program

The Musical Pathway Fellowship (MPF) Program—sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation and George Gund Foundation—is designed for African-American and Latinx students entering grades 5-10 who are interested in a music career. The program provides exceptional artistic training delivered by CIM faculty. One-on-one lessons, ensemble experience and participation as well as training in music theory and eurhythmics are offered. MPF will provide ongoing, multi-year support to students, including comprehensive music instruction through high school, with a goal of preparing them to enter a conservatory or university music program upon graduation. Fellows will receive a full scholarship covering all areas of study in the program. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the MPF program. Please get in touch if you have questions about the program or application and audition process.