As many of CMC’s patrons know, our scholarship programs – both the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship and the CMC scholarship – are a cause very near and dear to our hearts. We are pleased to play a role in fine music education that four young men receive at Charleston Southern University and the College of Charleston each year. Using proceeds from our annual concerts, CMC awards a total of $10,000 in music scholarships each year. One of the most rewarding aspects of the scholarship program is having our scholars sing with us throughout the concert season. These guys take the time out of their business school schedules to show up for rehearsals each Monday night and to perform in our three concerts. They bring such energy and enthusiasm for singing that it lifts the entire group up. Pictured above, left to right: Andrew York (CMC Vice Pres), Jack Evans (CMC Pres), Chris Prohaska (scholar), Jackson Varner (scholar), David Nagelkirk (scholar), and Ricard Bordas (Chorus Director). The other rewarding part of the scholarship program is following the successful careers of our scholars. The “poster child” has to be William “BJ” Bennett. He was one of our very first scholars and is now the director of choruses at Cane Bay High School, as well as a recent Grammy nominee! At a our Spring 2015 concert, BJ shared with the audience how influential the CMC scholarship was in his music education and career. We are so proud of all that he has accomplished! What this video and you’ll see why.