Dr. Randi Carp Choral Music Education Scholarship

CMEA is proud to announce the creation of the Dr. Randi Carp Choral Music Education Scholarship, to be presented annually to a graduating high school senior who has chosen to pursue Choral Music Education as their career.

Dr. Randi Carp inspired so many students and colleagues with her boundless energy, her love for teaching, and her service leadership to music education throughout her career.  Her determination to not let cancer get in the way of her purpose in life was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Thanks to a generous commitment, a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student  as they begin their journey into a Choral Music Education degree and credential.  The scholarship amount may be increased through contributions made to the California Music Education Foundation (CMEF) when earmarked specifically for this scholarship.  CMEA members are encouraged to consider a tax-deductible contribution to the CMEF in further support of this scholarship. 

Criteria for the Choral Scholarship Recipient:

CMEA members may nominate a graduating high school senior who has committed to pursuing a degree in Music Education with a goal of earning a teaching credential and a career as a music educator in the public schools. The nomination will include a statement of support by the nominating teacher. This should include but not be limited to:

  • The students abilities as a musician/vocalist
  • The students leadership abilities and experiences that indicate their abilities to be a music educator
  • The musical heart of the student…the intangible…that which defines who they will become as a music educator

The nominated student will provide 1) an appropriate resume that represents the body of their work that has led them to this point,  2) a statement of intent that includes their post-secondary goals, including where they plan to pursue their studies.  They must answer the question of “Why I want to be Choral Music Educator”.

The application window is open now and will close on January 21, 2020.


Nomination Form
to be completed by nominating teacher

Student Application Form
To be completed by nominated student

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To donate to this fund by check, please make checks payable to CMEF.
Donations can be mailed to:
The California Music Education Foundation · c/o CMEA · 2417 N 11th Ave · Hanford, CA 93230