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The mission of the Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund is to provide the highest quality private music lessons for underserved youth in the Cincinnati community who show an interest in classical music and commitment to lessons.


Artistic Partner

We are honored to have concert:nova as our Artistic Partner, furthering our mutual mission of artistic collaboration in performance and  education to build new creative and expressive channels to engage the youth of our community.

Cincinnati Public School Partners

The School for Creative and Performing Arts is a K-12 Cincinnati Public School offering world class pre-professional arts training and advanced college preparatory academics. SCPA has partnered with the Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund to offer high quality private lessons to students pursuing their interest in classical music with one-on-one tutoring. 

Withrow University High School and Oyler School have partnered with the Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund to create hands-on, innovative programs that work best for their particular student populations. At Withrow, we fully fund private music lessons for select students during their school day, allowing them to stay focused on their studies while pursuing classical music passions. At Oyler, we've created a unique program that grows with the students and addresses the lack of music-based extracurricular activities in the area. If you have questions about eligibility or are interested in more information about these programs, we encourage you to contact us.

Administrative/Fiscal Partner

Activities Beyond the Classroom is our administrative/fiscal non-profit agent. ABC assists programs and community partners by administering their funds, thus ensuring that public school students can participate in activities that will help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

If you believe in our mission, please go to our donate page to support more youth!

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