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DEBORAH S. DAY MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given to a freshman music major from northwestern Pennsylvania.  The student will receive the award based on outstanding performance in voice or instrumental music at a competitive audition.  Financial need is not a factor.

DR. AND MRS. ARNOLD E. DENTON MUSIC DEPARMENT SOPHOMORE SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Denton are the parents of Dr. David B. Denton, Music Faculty member.  They have been donors to the department, especially in the area of supporting the piano studio.  This donation has been especially marked to be used toward Music Department scholarships.  The student must be pursuing a music degree (BAMU or BAMU/TC). Only students who begin their college coursework at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in the fall semester and complete the academic year in the spring semester are eligible.  Students who begin courses in the summer or spring are not eligible.  Students who complete the fall semester and drop out and return at a later time are not eligible.  Transfer students are not eligible.  

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY GUITAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Erik Mann joined the faculty of Edinboro University in 2005. He teaches Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, and Class Guitar. Mr. Mann received his bachelor's degree from Towson University and his master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has studied with Jason Vieaux, John Holmquist, and Ronald Pearl, and has performed in master classes with such world-renowned artists as: David Russell, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet, the Assads, and many others. The award shall be utilized to help inspire students toward academic excellence and achievement at Edinboro University.

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY PIPE BAND SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Edinboro University Pipe Band Scholarship is to encourage individuals who are active and accomplished pipers or highland style percussionists (snare, bass and tenor) to attend Edinboro University and participate in the pipe band. The recipient is required to participate fully in the pipe band ensemble, including playing at concerts, competitions and University events as required. The recipient is required to assist the Pipe Band Director as requested by running sectionals, working with inexperienced members of the pipe band or as otherwise instructed by the Director.

ESTHER ALICE ESTOCK MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given to a sophomore music major who demonstrates outstanding music aptitudes and who possesses the potential for superior performance in the classical music field.  Once awarded, it may be continued into the student's junior and senior years if QPA and performance standards are judged superior to those of other candidates.  Financial need is a factor.

FRESHMAN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Edinboro University and the Erie Philharmonic have collaborated with tremendous success under the leadership of Dr. Frank G. Pogue.  The University has generously provided a rehearsal venue—the Louis C. Cole Auditorium—to help defray costs.  The University has contributed to concerts that reach a broad and diverse audience including the Martin Luther King Concert and the Erie Heritage Festival; and continuously supports efforts of the Friends of Music Committee in their quest to provide annual performances by the Erie Philharmonic on campus.  The student must demonstrate outstanding musical aptitude as well as academic excellence.  Musicianship and performance ability demonstrated in applied lessons, ensembles, and student recital performances may be considered in making the award.

GORDON AND PAT FLOOD MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is offered annually to an entering freshman who demonstrates outstanding musical aptitude. Eligible candidates must have completed basic college preparatory courses while in high school. The student must have a minimum of a 900 SAT or ACT equivalent.  The student must audition with the music department and must graduate from high school in the top 50 percent of his/her graduating class.  The student must have successfully completed 4 years of academic English, 3 years of academic social studies, mathematics, and science with a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5.

DOUGIE BLEU HORTON COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL MEMORIAL AWARD

This scholarship was established in honor of Douglas "Dougie" Bleu Horton, who loved listening to all types of music and enjoyed singing.  To that end, the Horton Family has established this award program to provide increased access to music theory and instruction.  Candidates will be selected from the enrollees in the Edinboro University Community Music School.  The award will be directed to students who demonstrate a financial need and require financial support to enroll in music instruction classes. 

SUE MANCHESTER HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Sue Manchester's parents not only to honor her memory, but to also encourage the same love of music and enthusiasm for living that she demonstrated during her short life.  The student must be a freshman pursuing a music degree and have a minimum high school cumulative QPA of 2.50.  The student must demonstrate outstanding musical aptitude as well as academic excellence.  Musicianship and performance ability demonstrated in applied lessons, ensembles, and student recital performances will be considered in making the award.  Financial need may be a factor.   

MUSIC DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Varying in value, these scholarships are available to students who are majoring in music.  Financial need is not a factor.

MARY L. ROSSON VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was developed by Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell Rosson.  Several scholarships are offered to declared music majors or incoming music majors who have a concentration in solo voice studies or vocal accompanying.  The recipients must provide service to the solo department through solo voice performance or the accompanying of vocalists, as designated by the voice department.  The recipients must audition with the music department, be full-time students, be freshmen with a grade point average of 3.0 in a college preparatory curriculum, or transfer students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Financial need is not a factor.

DONALD AND DOROTHY WHEELER FAMILY DOUBLE REED SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Donald and Mrs. Dorothy Wheeler have developed this scholarship to thank the University for all it has provided their family, and to encourage the same type of dedication to learning they have displayed all their lives.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and who has a minimum QPA of 3.0.  The student must be pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree and be enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.  The student must play a double reed instrument, specifically, English horn, oboe, bassoon, or the contra-bassoon.  Candidates must audition for a minimum of 15 minutes on their applied musical instrument before the members of the Music Department Scholarship Committee.  The student must demonstrate outstanding musical aptitude as well as academic excellence.  Financial need is a factor.