summer music clinic scholarship program

Today’s students are the great musicians of tomorrow.

The Chorus has a deep commitment to promoting choral music among young singers, a commitment so deep it is stated in our Constitution:

Article III. 4. Sponsor activities to encourage talented local individuals to continue choral training and participation.

Each year the Chorus provides local high school students who have an interest in choral music with full-price scholarships to the Summer Music Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our hope is to encourage these students to continue their interest in music, whether as a career or simply as an avocation.

Since 1991, the chorus has awarded over $51,000 in scholarships to 116 high school students. In the last ten years alone, over $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to 57 students. The winners are among many talented juniors and seniors who gather for a week to improve their performance under the guidance of UW faculty and staff. While their stay on campus is brief, it can make a big difference.

One of the awards each year is named in honor of Julia Landmark Foster, our beloved accompanist of 57 years. The recipient of the Julia Landmark Foster award has demonstrated performing interest in both choral and piano literature.

Students must be nominated by their school’s band, choir, or orchestra director. Information about applications for the 2019 scholarships will be available soon. Contact us for more information.

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Director Pat Gorman, past scholarship recipients, and Scholarship Chair Barb Kohler.