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UW-Eau Claire Department of Music and Theatre Arts
Announces Scholarship Winners for 2003-04

 MAILED:  May 14, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - The Music and Theatre Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently announced scholarship recipients for the 2003-04 academic year.

A $1,000 Morris Hayes Scholarship was awarded to sophomore Joshua Andrew, Eau Claire. This scholarship is awarded to a student who participates in a choral organization, has a 3.0 GPA or better, and has provided service to the Choral Division.

A $1,000 James and Elizabeth Kleiner Scholarship was awarded to senior Jonathan LaFlamme, Duluth, Minn. This scholarship is open to an undergraduate student of any liberal arts major with preference given to music majors. The recipient also must have a 3.0 GPA or better and participate in a music ensemble at UW-Eau Claire.

Senior Christina Burgess, Wausau, and junior Catherine Heidke, Muskego, were recipients of $750 Caldwell and Georgia Johnson Scholarships, awarded to music majors of at least junior standing. Preference is given to music majors with an emphasis in choral education.

A $600 Carson W. Proctor Voice Scholarship was awarded to senior Amanda DePons, New Berlin.

Stephen Rosolack Memorial Scholarships were presented to sophomore Claire Blauvelt, Waukesha, and freshman Jill Redding, Hudson. This $500 scholarship is presented to students participating in the Women's Concert Chorale. Blauvelt also received a $400 Peter and Karen Fadness Organ and Choral Scholarship, given to a music major or minor, with preference given to a student studying the organ. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Seniors Jacqueline Cobian, River Falls, and Matthew McVeigh, Stevens Point, were each awarded a $500 Rhodes and Roberta Lewis Scholarship. One of these scholarships is awarded to a music education major (McVeigh) with a 3.0 GPA who is an active member in the Music Educators National Conference. The second scholarship is presented to a music performance major (Cobian) with a 3.0 GPA who is an active member in the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association or the International Association of Jazz Educators. McVeigh also received a $300 Mary-Charlotte H. Crill Scholarship, awarded to a music major with a 3.0 or above cumulative and major GPA who aspires to excel on a personal and professional level in music.

Senior Matthew Steinbron, Eagan, Minn., was the recipient of a $500 Baker-Smith Musicology Award, given to a music major in recognition of excellence in the areas of music history and theory.

Senior Kendra Sampson, Cottage Grove, Minn., was the recipient of a $500 Colleen Ferg Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding vocal music degree student who is active in the vocal and choral music program.

A $500 Edith Werdermann Hofrichter Scholarship was awarded to sophomore Jessica Wahl, Verona. This scholarship is awarded to a music major of sophomore standing with a 3.0 GPA or better who participates in the University Symphony Orchestra.

George C. Barland Scholarships were awarded to senior Richard Cedergren, Chisago, Minn.; junior Brynn Llewellyn, Appleton; sophomore Nicole Peters, Maplewood, Minn.; and freshman David Peet, Dawson, Minn. This scholarship, which totals $2,000 combined, is given to music majors who have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 in all course work, a 2.75 GPA in music courses and who are registered for a major choral ensemble and for applied voice.

Ten students were chosen to receive $500 Cabaret scholarships on the basis of their contributions to the choral ensembles and the annual Cabaret. Scholarships were awarded to senior Sarah Eichen, Burnsville, Minn.; senior Abby Fromader, Platteville; senior Justin Lundberg, Eau Claire; junior Lindsey Andress, Suamico; junior Stephen Howe, St. Paul, Minn.; junior Jane Schutt, Marinette; sophomore Stacie Olson, Neenah; sophomore Kenyon Scheurman, River Falls; freshman Mark Lundin, Blaine, Minn.; and freshman Marilyn Spiess, Waconia, Minn. The students will be recognized at the 26th annual Cabaret in January 2004.

Senior Dawn Holte, Sheboygan, was awarded a $400 Herbert and Geraldine Juneau Scholarship, given to a music major, with preference given to a music education major. Holte also received a Vaughan-Young Tuba Scholarship, along with Andrei Strizek, Sun Prairie. This $200 scholarship is awarded to tuba students who have received a recommendation from Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music.

Senior Jeffery Specht, Arden Hills, Minn., was the recipient of a $350 Larry Bauer Phi Mu Alpha Service Award, given to a music major or minor of sophomore status or higher in good academic standing.

Senior Sarah Goerg, Appleton, was the recipient of a $300 Leo J. Christy Music Scholarship, awarded to a woodwind major in either music education or applied woodwinds with a 3.0 GPA or better. Preference is given to bassoon and clarinet players.

Junior Christine Schweikert, Coon Rapids, Minn., received a $300 Robert Gantner Music Scholarship, awarded to a music major of junior standing with a 3.0 GPA or better. The recipient also must show potential for success as a teacher, performer, composer or therapist.

Senior Bryan Jaeckel, Waunakee, was the recipient of the $200 Music Educators National Conference Scholarship.

In addition, senior Tim Doleysh, Appleton, was named the Outstanding Senior in Music and senior Robert Vanderloop, Kaukauna, was named the Outstanding Senior in Theatre Arts.

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Updated: May 14, 2003