Scholarship applications are now closed for 2021. 

The KE Creative Team is SO excited to be able to offer up to 10 generous, needs-based scholarships to attend M School this fall! TEN!


This means that if you are someone who:


  • is currently attending college and studying music

  • is a recent graduate of any music program

  • has been severely financially impacted by the pandemic 

  • is transitioning careers and wants to dig deep into developing YOUR OWN music career


YOU are eligible to apply for an M School scholarship!

The Details...

Who is eligible for the scholarships?



Any musician, any age, any country, etc.

These are need-based scholarships, so it's only open to musicians who need financial help.

How will I benefit from an M School Scholarship?

I’m so glad you asked! M School Scholarships are valued at $500, which covers almost 40% of the costs to attend M School! 


As a scholarship recipient, you also get the following:


  • UNLIMITED ACCESS to the 14-week M School course materials and modules

  • MENTORSHIP and ACCOUNTABILITY from Katherine and the KE Creative Team each week! 

  • A feature on social media and on Katherine's website


This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!!

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How do I apply for an M School Scholarship?

Our M School Scholarship Application is an easy process but will require some thoughtful responses and creativity on your part. We highly recommend that you prepare the video portion of the application before filling out the Google Form!


You’ll need to answer all of the questions in our M School Scholarship Application Google Form for your application to receive consideration.


These scholarships are needs-based, so we’ll ask short-answer questions like:

  • What do you currently do to earn income?

  • What's the overall range of your income per year? 

  • What's your total household income per year? 


These questions are to help us verify your eligibility to receive a needs-based scholarship for M School. 


Now, here’s the fun part!

Create a 1–2-minute video essay (à la TikTok) where you will answer the following:

  • Tell us about yourself!

  • Share why you deserve a scholarship for M School.

  • What is your dream career, and how will M School help you get there?

  • Share a fun fact about you!


Next, you’ll create an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link and copy-paste it into the answer box found on the M School Scholarship Application. This will only be viewed by members of the Scholarship Committee and the KE Creative Team. 


If you have any additional questions about the application process or eligibility requirements, please send us a message at info[at]

What’s the deadline for applying?

Timeliness is important here! Here are the M School Scholarship Application deadlines:


  • Scholarship Application OPEN DATE: Monday, 8/23/2021

  • Applications DUE BY: 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, 9/1/2021

  • Scholarship Notifications SENT BY: Saturday, 9/4/2021

  • M School registration closes Tuesday, 9/7/2021

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These three amazing entrepreneurs, humans, and friends of KE Creative will be selecting up to 10 scholarship recipients. 

The Scholarship Committee

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Brian Corbin

About Brian

Brian Corbin is an active clarinetist and business owner based in Honolulu, HI. As a performer, teacher, craftsman, and entrepreneur, Brian interacts with the clarinet world from a unique perspective.  Drawing on his performing experience and acquired instrument repair knowledge, he has developed custom clarinet equipment for professionals and students. Brian has expanded his role as the founder of B. Corbin Clarinet Products to include US distributor and instrument design collaborator with clarinet manufacturer Royal Global. His knowledge of clarinet equipment and pedagogy helps him empower students, teachers, and performers of all levels to make confident, informed decisions regarding clarinet and clarinet accessory selection. 


Brian has performed with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University. His primary teachers include Howard Klug, Deborah Bish, and Jonathan Holden.


Nicole Riccardo

About Nicole

Nicole Riccardo is a flutist, educator, and founder of NR Media - a digital marketing agency specializing in helping classical musicians build and grow their careers.


She is a frequent guest artist at festivals and universities. BM & MM Florida State Univ.

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Taylor Irelan

About Taylor

Taylor Irelan is the Piccolo/3rd flute with the Venice Symphony, Artistic Director of The Tampa Flute Studio, creator of Flute is a Drag, and a frequent performer and commissioner of new music with his flute and piano duo with Croatian pianist, Andrea Feitl.

He also serves on the NFA Diversity and Inclusion committee and is a co-facilitator for LGBTQIA+ youth at Metro Inclusive Health.

MMus Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BMus University of North Florida.

We can't wait to see your applications!

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at


Good luck!

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