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Scholarship applications are due by May 20, 2022. 

The KE Creative Team is SO excited to be able to offer up to 3 generous, needs-based scholarships to attend M School this summer!


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 $300!

Scholarships are ONLY for the M School Bundle which includes both Foundations and Launch Lab.


As a scholarship recipient, you also get the following:


  • UNLIMITED ACCESS to the full M School course: Foundations and Launch Lab 

  • 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: Thursday, 5/12/2022

  • Applications DUE BY: 11:59PM EST on Friday, 5/20/2022

  • Scholarship Notifications SENT BY: Wednesday, 5/25/2022

  • M School registration closes Tuesday, 5/31/2022

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These three amazing entrepreneurs, humans, and M School grads will be selecting up to 3 scholarship recipients. 

The Scholarship Committee

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Jamie Sanidad

About Jamie

Jamie Sanidad is a performing oboist, private instructor, and reed maker in the greater Seattle area. In addition to teaching her private studio, she also coaches oboe sectionals in middle and high school band classes.


Through her oboe reed business, PNW Reeds, she makes and sells reeds and reed-making materials to oboists across the country.


She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Washington under the instruction of Mary Lynch, and previously completed her undergraduate studies with Linda Strommen at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


A teacher to grade school oboists as well as to working professionals who play on the side, she hopes to both inspire and nurture a love for music in all of her students. When she is not playing the oboe or working on reeds, Jamie enjoys tending to her houseplants, playing with her dog, and rock climbing.


Nicole Schaffer

About Nicole

Nicole Schaffer is a flutist and educator who grew up on a sailboat. 


Cruising in Mexico with her family inspired a strong sense of adventure and a curiosity towards other cultures - influences that also guide her approach to classical music.  She loves exploring lesser-known stories that open the door to a more diverse perspective on music history.  

Nicole is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer with a BM in Music Performance and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University.  Those experiences paved the way for a varied career that has included teaching flute lessons, coaching international youth groups, and developing educational resources for remote library programs in Fiji.  However, grassroots community-building, collaboration with diverse people, and a passion for learning live at the heart of all her favorite projects.  

When local mask mandates allow, you can find her performing with the ah tempo Flute Choir and the Woodinville Concert Band in the greater Seattle area.

Jacob Murfin

About Jacob

Jacob is a clarinetist from Michigan. He enjoys teaching and sharing the beauty of playing and learning music. Jacob has taught everything from private lessons to running small ensemble rehearsals. Jacob earned his Master’s (‘20) and Bachelor’s (‘18) from Western Michigan University. When he's not teaching music, you can find Jacob running his local city pools, hiking on a nearby trail, or reading a new book.

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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