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Gino James DiMario Memorial Scholars Program

The Gino James DiMario Program offers motivated music students an opportunity to expand their studies through a year-long program that includes special recital performances, community service opportunities, concert attendance requirements, essay writing, faculty evaluations and other educational opportunities. The program culminates in a portfolio that students submit in mid-April. Student portfolios will be reviewed for Gino DiMario tuition scholarships for the 2017-18 school year.

DiMario Program participants must actively engage in music making and enjoyment, and demonstrate their love for and commitment to a wide range of musical experiences. Program participants are expected to represent the school in the community through performances, community service projects, and attending concerts offered by the many cultural organizations and groups in the area. Program participants also have opportunities to participate in workshops and sessions specifically for the program, such as performer etiquette and handling stage fright.

Application Process and Program Timeline

  • October 12, 2017 – Application due to Preparatory office
  • October 29, 2017 – DiMario Studnet (Halloween) Recital
  • January 15-30, 2018 – Mid-year faculty evaluations due to Preparatory office
  • April 8, 2018 – Showcase Concert for all Program Participants at Twin Towers (required performance)
  • April 21, 2018 – Portfolios and final teacher evaluations due
  • May 12, 2018 – Achievement Festival (required performance) and DiMario Scholar award ceremony

Age Categories and Awards

  • Young DiMario (Grades K-4) – one scholarship of $400
  • Middle DiMario (Grades 5-8) – one scholarship of $600
  • Older DiMario (Grades 9-11) – one scholarship of $1,000

For more information and to apply, please download the DiMario Program guidelines and the 2016-17 application.

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Gino James DiMario

Gino: The Scholarship and the Story

Gino DiMario, right, was 4½ years old when he began taking lessons in CCM Preparatory’s Suzuki Piano program. Gino loved music and his activities here, but he died at the age of 8 on Feb. 19, 2005, after performing in his first CCM Concerto Competition. In his memory, a scholarship fund has been created with the generosity and support of Gino's parents, Michael and Sharron DiMario.

The scholarhip program is intended to reward CCM Preparatory music students who show the determination, commitment and creativity that Gino embodied. To date approximately $16,000 in scholarships have been awarded to deserving students.

DiMario Scholarship Recipients

2017-2018
Henry Campbell
Anthony Dorsey
Sebastian Morales
Joe Welage

2016-2017
Gina Fanelli
Ishana Galgali
Maggie Leahy
Luke Orth
Oliver Powell
Mina Shen

2015-2016
Sophia Suwiryo
Lilyanne Thoroughman
Faith Min
Madison Thiel
Olivia Puntenney
Diego Godoy

2013
Chisato Fuji
David Godar
Janise Hambrick
Emily Susanto,
Nicholas Wibowo

2012
Katrina Chandra
Eli Davis
Yangxing Ding
Irena Kuan
Joshua Siderits
Juju Stojanovic

2011
Zoe Cheng
Lauren Everett
Luke Lentini
Anna Rayburn
Alex Ying
Nicole Yoon

2010
Tristan Britt
Gabriella Geis
John Nguyen
Abraham Mancino
Louise McKinney
Kathy Qian

2009
Domenic DiFrancesco
Sara Dreibelbis
Jenny Liu
Natasha Saputra
Olivia Fehrenbach

2008
Matthew Adams
Isabella Geis
Stephan Freeman
William Smallwood

2007
Theo Baker

2006
Rishabh Chatterjee
Sam Nash

2005
Benjamin Cail
John Pettengill
Mary DeMatteo
Hannah Fereshtehkhou