Marin Music Chest
The Marin Music Chest provides financial support and performance opportunities to talented, promising, young Marin County students of classical music and, when possible, assists other non-profit organizations with similar goals.
About Our External Scholarship Program
Besides providing merit-based scholarships for accomplished young musicians, Marin Music Chest is proud to support several non-profit groups that encourage teens and pre-teens to appreciate and play classical music. Using funds generated by our endowment, never donations from our supporters, we make contributions to organizations that help young people pay for music lessons, rent instruments, and attend concerts. Among recent recipients of these “External Scholarships" are Arts Plus Scholars Foundation in Marin City and Sausalito, the Marin Girls Chorus, the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Music Teachers Association of California (Marin County branch).
Founded in 1933, the Marin Music Chest is a private, non-profit organization, staffed by a volunteer Board of Directors with an extensive musical background as well as an Artistic Council who have backgrounds in music as a profession. The Artistic Council plays a key role in the scholarship awards process. Both groups are dedicated to supporting the Mission of the Music Chest and to help foster a greater interest, appreciation and support of classical music and young musicians in Marin County.