Scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships and Prizes

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Scholarships and Prizes

The CJC awards unsolicited partial scholarships and prizes on occasion to qualified students based on a combina- tion of artistic merit, financial need and the particular needs of the program at the time of inquiry. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and earn a C or higher in all classes, to remain eligible for scholarships. Note: students receiving a scholarship who earn a non-passing grade of C– or lower in any required courses are respon- sible for retaking those courses at their own expense.

The following scholarships and prizes are awarded to CJC students who demonstrate a combination of artistic promise, commitment to excellence, and financial need on an as-available basis:

  • The Jamey Aebersold Scholarship
    Established in honor of Jamey Aebersold, one of the world’s leaders in jazz education and performance, the Jamey Aebersold Scholarship provides financial support for promising CJC students.
  • The William E. Robinson Scholarship
    The William E. Robinson Scholarship is awarded to a CJC student who demonstrates commitment to excellence in the fields of jazz and related styles of music.
  • The Sy Grossman Family Scholarship
    A scholarship fund created in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Seymour Grossman.
  • East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Scholarship
    A scholarship established by the California Jazz Conservatory in conjunction with East Bay Center for the Performing Arts to provide graduates of the Young Artist Diploma Program with partial scholar- ships to attend the California Jazz Conservatory degree program in Jazz Studies.
  • The Dick Hindman Prize in Jazz Piano
    First, second and third place prizes are awarded annually to three current California Jazz Conservatory students who demonstrate excellence in jazz piano. The Dick Hindman Prize in Jazz Piano was established in 2018 by Jacquelin and Sheafe Ewing in honor of revered San Francisco Bay Area jazz pianist and teacher Dick Hindman.

California Jazz Conservatory Scholarships Funds

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California Jazz Conservatory Scholarships Funds

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – JAZZSCHOOL COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
This is a general fund created to help students in need attend classes in the Jazzschool Community Music School. Funds are allocated at the discretion of the director.

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ANGELO J. MONTESANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund has been established in memory of beloved Bay Area jazz aficionados Angelo J. and Joanne Montesano.

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BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Black Youth Scholarship Fund has been established by Kim Nalley, San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues performing and recording artist, to forward the music education of deserving Black youth.

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BOB PARLOCHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created in honor of Bob Parlocha, former KJAZ and WFMT radio announcer, jazz historian and tenor saxophonist. The fund provides financial support for the Young Musicians Program, which is designed for instrumental and vocal students between the ages of 11 and 18.

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BUD SPANGLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created to pay tribute to our dear friend Bud Spangler — revered Bay Area jazz drummer, recording/concert producer and radio announcer.

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BUDDY MONTGOMERY JAZZ LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
An annual scholarship awarded to a CJC student based on merit and need. The scholarship is offered through The Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project, which was established to revitalize legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery’s efforts in promoting the jazz art form. The awardee is selected for his or her demonstrated achievements in performance and knowledge of the jazz genre. Funds received for this fund will be used to offset the cost of tuition for a conservatory student.

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DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Dick Conte Scholarship Fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte

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EDDIE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in honor of legendary Bay Area drummer Eddie Marshall, this scholarship is awarded to deserving drummers of all ages and levels based on a combination of merit and need.

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GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship fund was established in memory of cherished guitarist and longtime Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick to offset the cost of tuition for Girls’ and Women’s Jazz and Blues Camps.

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ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, honoring legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews, provides financial support for deserving CJC students. Founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels, he produced classic albums by some of the greatest artists in jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins.

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SY GROSSMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship fund for deserving CJC students created in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Sy Grossman.

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