Financial Aid Reference Sheet
For students applying for a financial aid award at the Community Music School of Springfield. Confidential reference statements must be completed by a teacher, coach, instructor, community leader, religious leader or faculty member. They will not be accepted if they are filled out by a family member.

All applicants must submit two (2) Confidential Reference Statements. You can do this by sending a link to this form to your references, or by printing out the reference sheets from our website and having them filled out on paper. All applicants currently studying at CMSS must have one reference from their CMSS individual instruction teacher. It is preferable that the second reference also be from a music teacher. However, a reference from an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary school teacher is acceptable.

Your comments are an important aspect of this application process. Please complete this form carefully. All information you provide will be treated confidentially.

Name of Applicant *
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Instrument/Discipline *
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How long have you been acquainted with the applicant? *
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Has the applicant maintained sincere interest in their studies? Please describe 3 examples. *
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Comment on any other qualities of the applicant and provide your opinion of the applicant's promise in the future. *
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At what level is this student currently studying their instrument? *
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Do you have a recommendation for the most appropriate length of a private lesson for this student?
Please indicate your personal rating of the applicant using a scale of 1 - 10, where 10 is the highest rating, 1 is the lowest. If you feel you have no basis to judge certain criteria check N/A.
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Dependability
Initiative
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Musical talent independent of training
Technique
Musical creativity
Artistic interpretation
Musicianship
Overall impression
Your Name *
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Title or Position *
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Email
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Phone *
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