Jaclyn Schmeichel

University of St. Thomas, (MA)

Alice T. Larsen Memorial Scholarship Recipient


I would like to extend my deepest thanks for the honor of receiving the Alice T. Larsen

Memorial Scholarship. It is an honor to receive an award named after a remarkable conductor,

musician, and woman. I am so appreciative of the numerous opportunities the FMC Endowment Fund has created for young educators in Minnesota. Scholarships to attend Conference, Dialogues, and Graduate School make our dreams for the future feel more possible. Especially in these recent times of uncertainty and economic decline, having an organization that still supports its members in this way is remarkable. Attending Graduate School has been my goal for a few years, but it has not been financially viable for me. Receiving this scholarship will allow me to attend the University of St. Thomas and learn more about the art of music education.

Again, I am truly grateful to the FMC Endowment Fund Committee for choosing me and allowing me to pursue this incredible opportunity. I am honored to receive this award and will do my best to honor the spirit and excellence that it represents. I look forward to starting this journey to become the best choral conductor and educator that I can be.