the Choral Scholars Scholarship program


In 2008, while many churches were doing away with their sanctuary choirs, the CPC music department

sought a way to pass along the choral tradition to a new generation of singers, while at the same time

helping students with the heavy burden of college expenses.

Hence, the Choral Scholar Scholarship Program was born. 

It’s a win-win for all of us! Since 2008, the Choral Scholar Fund has given away over $60,000

in scholarship funds to high school and college age students in

the Choral Scholar Scholarship Program – students who have sung with the Centerian Choir

during the school year.  Many of the Choral Scholars sing with the Centerian Choir for several years, 

thereby creating rich relational bonds across age groups within the Choir.  

The multi-generational aspect of the Centerian Choir

is now a beautiful sight to see and hear on Sunday mornings and at concert events.  

Choral Scholars from previous years have been accepted to music departments in

colleges and universities such as UCLA, University of the Pacific, 

San Jose State University, Seattle Pacific University, 

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Emory College and St. Olaf College.



Choral Arts at CPC

For over 50 years, Centerville Presbyterian Church has consistently supported a rich choral music tradition. 

Through these years, Sunday by Sunday, the Centerian Sanctuary Choir has been leading and enhancing the

traditional worship experience with dynamic choral anthems, spirituals, classic hymn arrangements

and sacred classical music.  The development of the “Centerville Christmas Tradition Concerts” 

into a four-night event, the purchase of an Allen Renaissance Organ, semi-annual concerts of

classics with combined choirs and orchestras, choir trips to Carnegie Hall and

Lincoln Center in New York City, and the development of the  CenterPeace Orchestra and

Centerville Community Chorale have all brought the choral arts

to deeper levels of appreciation and  participation at CPC. 




Your Gifts Make a Difference

It is solely the gifts of God’s people and people from the broader community that make this

outstanding program possible. Your generous gift will help to send our

talented and deserving Choral Scholars to college!

Please consider making a contribution to the Centerian Choral Scholar Scholarship Fund.

It’s tax deductible and will help to bring countless blessings to these deserving young people.


Donations may be sent to, or dropped off at the church office, located at:

Centerville Presbyterian Church, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont, CA  94536

Make checks payable to: Centerville Presbyterian Church

In Memo area, please add: Choral Scholar Fund



Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018

Choral Scholar Scholarships Available for Singers!  

The CPC music department is now accepting candidates for the position of

Choral Scholar in the Centerian Sanctuary Choir for school year 2017-2018. 

Choral Scholars sing with the choir for a school year and then receive a $1000 scholarship. 

Candidates must be in grades 9 through 12 or they may be college students. 


Contact Director, Darryl Guzman at darrylguz@yahoo.com

for an application form, interview and audition.