School of the Piedmont News

Community Music School of the Piedmont is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Kathe-rine Jameson Piano Scholarship. The scholarship honors the late Katherine Jameson, a well-known and much-loved musical educator in our community.

“Katherine was our first piano instructor at CMSP”, said Martha Cotter CMSP Executive Director. “She was devoted to music and to educating children about the power and joy of music. Katherine taught all ages, from early childhood through adult students. She covered the widest spectrum, from shy beginners to promising, motivated musicians. She met her students where they were and helped to launch their progress. Many of her former students have continued their musical studies and they credit Katherine with inspiring them to do so”.

CMSP now invites students with a dedicated interest in piano instruction to apply to receive the Kath-erine Jameson Piano Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship, which is organized in partnership with Katherine’s family, will provide one student with piano instruction from the CMSP for one academic year.

Students between the ages of 10 and 18, regardless of previous piano instruction, are eligible. They must have demonstrated a passion and ability for music. The application consists of two things. First, submit a letter of recommendation from someone outside their family (ideally a music instructor) fa-miliar with their musical interests. Second, write a 500-word essay on the role that music plays in their life and why they consider musical study to be an important and valuable undertaking. A success-ful essay will also demonstrate the student’s interest in studying the piano in particular.

The Scholarship Committee will accept applications from September 1 to September 30, 2017. A committee comprised of piano faculty and CMSP board members will review the applications and announce the winner by October 15, 2017. Lessons through the Katherine Jameson Piano Scholarship will be available beginning the month of November.

Serving our community since 1994, CMSP is dedicated to providing high quality music instruction and performance opportunities to all members of our Piedmont community, offering private lessons and group classes on a wide variety of instruments.

To apply for the Katherine Jameson Piano Scholarship please go to our web-site: