Children's Music Foundation

Simply put, our mission is devoted to the student--making the most of your musical talent and helping you achieve your goals.

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Special Acknowledgement

The Children's Music Foundation wishes to acknowledge The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette for continued monetary support along with McGuire Music and Sound for support of the Harold Hooper Guitar Scholarship.  Other yearly business contributors include The Lafayette Kiwanis Club, Lafayette Foot Clinic and the Lafayette School Corporation.

About CMF

Founded in 1995, the Children’s Music Foundation was recognized under 501 ( C  ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1998. 

The Children's Music Foundation goal is to provide music lessons scholarships to children who are musically talented and/or gifted and who qualify for financial assistance.  Children in grades three through twelve, attending public, private, or charter schools or being home-schooled have received scholarships.  Many of these scholarships have continued for several consecutive years.

To be considered for scholarships by the Children's Music Foundation, students must be recommended for their talent and interest in music by local school music teachers.  They must be residents of Tippecanoe County and qualify for the federal "free or reduced" lunch program administered by schools throughout the county.  Each fall, the Board of the CMF requests and reviews the recommendations of music teachers and selects as many qualified students as funds permit.  Initially granted for the school year, scholarships may be continued through high school if funds are available and if, at the end of each school year, music teachers provide positive evaluations of their students' commitment and musical progress.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President: Barbara Reed

Vice President: Nancy Clark

Secretary: Janice Spitalniak

Treasurer: Thomas Schmidt

Member:   Sally Alkire

Member:   Marilyn March

Member:                  Marcy Miller

Contact Us

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Children's Music Foundation

196 E 650 N West Lafayette, IN 47906



Music teachers click on download below and print the  from to recommend a student.

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Forms must be postmarked by September 13th.

CMF Application for Assistance form (rev2019) (pdf)


CMF Application for Assistance form (rev2019) (rtf)