Membership/Member News

CMC Membership Guidelines



To become a member of the CMC, the applicant must be recommended by a current member. Two other members of the club who know the applicant personally must also provide an endorsement.  Information about the applicant is then relayed to the Board of Directors for a vote of acceptance.  Once accepted, the new member is required to pay annual dues.  The initial dues may be pro-rated based on what point in the current music season (June 1 through May 31) the person joins.

All members are encouraged to preserve, promote and encourage the fine arts, particularly music.

Although many of the Club’s members are musicians, there are no requirements that a member be a musician; some members are simply music lovers.

Member News

Dr Glenn Draper

Dr Glenn Draper

Evelyn Gibbs

Evelyn Gibbs

June 15, 2019 - We are so very saddened by the passing of Dr. Glenn Draper, a long-time supporter of the CMC, along with his wonderful wife, Lounelle, who serves as the CMC’s Corresponding Secretary. We loved Dr Glenn’s enthusiasm, warmth, and humor, and looked forward to seeing him at the various CMC events. We will miss him greatly and look forward to seeing him again in eternity A beautiful obituary can be seen at

March 17, 2019 - It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the Chattanooga Music Club Secretary General, Evelyn Gibbs. Evelyn was a stalwart member of the CMC, serving as the President in 1974-76 and in many other roles through the years. We will all miss her. A detailed obituary may be seen at

If you would like to donate to the Chattanooga Music Club in honor of Evelyn, please click here.

March 6, 2019—Our sincere sympathy is extended to Barb Storm in the recent passing of her father, Donald Albert Storm.

January 22, 2019—Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Treasurer, Dr Ralph Altman, in the recent passing of his beloved wife, Dorothy.