CMC’s scholarships and the emerging John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship program are among the most important and rewarding elements of the Charleston Men’s Chorus. Using proceeds from our annual concerts, we award a total of $10,000 in music scholarships each year to students pursuing a degree in vocal music or choral conducting at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University.
We are particularly proud of William “BJ” Bennett, one of the first CMC scholars, and all that he has achieved in his still-young career. BJ is the director of choirs at Cane Bay High School in Summerville and was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Music Educator Award for making a “remarkable impact on students’ lives.” Bringing things full circle, one of BJ’s former students, Chris Prohaska, is currently a CMC scholar. BJ spoke at our Spring 2015 concert about how the CMC scholarship impacted him. A huge THANK YOU to all of our supporters who have helped us to make a profound impact in young men’s musical lives.