Dawn Thomsen

Dawn Thomsen

Thank you for your extraordinary support of ACDA-MN’s FMC Endowment Fund in 2018. Together, we provided 60 people with more than $22,350 in scholarships last year!

  • The Alice T. Larsen Memorial Scholarship
  • 3 Graduate Study Scholarships
  • 7 ACDA Conference Scholarships
  • 15 Summer Dialogue Scholarships

Driven by your input and advice, need based scholarships for students of ACDA-MN members who are selected for the ACDA-MN state honor choir program was created in 2016. This year, scholarships were awarded to 32 students!

And, for the first time this year, we supported two students in attending the ACDA Next Direction Student Leadership Conference, which brings together talented and engaged high school students from across the country who are interested in pursuing a career in choral music.

Your generosity truly changes lives. Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship recipients!


More than 282 people donated to support our scholarship program in 2018! We are so grateful to the 195 ACDA-MN members who, together, contributed $18,343 to the FMC Endowment Fund this year, while friends, family and the general public contributed $5,703 and corporations / foundations contributed $3,150.

We also recently received a new pledge to our Legacy Circle, which is our program to celebrate people who designate ACDA-MN’s FMC Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in their will or estate plan. It’s a terrific and meaningful way to establish your legacy and ensure the future of outstanding choral music in Minnesota. You can find more information on our website or don’t hesitate to reach out to me at dawn@bricksandbone.com.

On behalf of the FMC Endowment Fund Committee and our scholarship recipients, thank you again for a blessed 2018. May you enjoy health, happiness, and wonderful music throughout 2019!