GRADUATE STUDY SCHOLARSHIPS
The F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund Committee is pleased to announce the awarding of graduate study scholarships to the following ACDA-MN members:
Eliza Snortland — North Arizona University
William White — University of Kentucky
Reid Larsen — University of St. Thomas
Marie Scholtz — University of St. Thomas
Laura Tempel — University of St. Thomas
Alexandra Thrasher — Michigan State University
Due to the generosity of donors to the FMC Endowment Fund, a total of 282 Minnesota choral directors and students have received more than $185,000 in scholarship support since 1997.
SUMMER DIALOGUE SCHOLARSHIPS
The next FMC scholarship offerings will focus on awards to attend the annual ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue, August 2-5, 2016 at Saint John’s University in Collegeville. On-line applications are due June 1 in the following award categories:
Full Scholarships ($360 value) will cover registration and housing fees. Teachers with 0-2 years of experience, including recent college graduates are eligible to apply.
Partial Scholarships ($240 value) will cover the registration fee. This scholarship is available to first-time attendees, regardless of years of teaching experience.
Go to: forms.acda-mn.org/summer-dialogue-scholarships/
WORLD CHORAL SYMPOSIUM SCHOLARSHIP
Every three years, the International Federation of Choral Music sponsors a World Choral Symposium. The next international event is scheduled for July 22-29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The FMC Endowment Fund Committee will sponsor one ACDA-MN member to attend the symposium with a $3000 scholarship. Applications will be due on December 1, 2016. More details to follow.
MORE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES in 2016-17
HONOR CHOIR SCHOLARSHIPS — The FMC Committee has undergone a major study and process to launch a new scholarship program that will assist Minnesota honor choir students to participate in the ACDA-MN state honor choir program. Need-based scholarships will be offered to qualified students beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
A new scholarship program developed with funds from the ALICE T. LARSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP account will award a female Minnesota choral director with funds to pursue graduate studies in choral music. The first ATL scholarship award will be presented in the spring of 2017. Funds for this named scholarship program began to be raised in 2012 and now have reached over $28,000 in value. The ATL scholarship program is overseen and managed by the FMC Endowment Fund Committee and honors the memory of Alice T. Larsen, long-time director of the Manitou Singers and Professor of Music at St. Olaf College (1955-1989).