Betty Banghart Scholarships
The Betty Banghart Scholarship Fund was established to support the development of musical talent in young people and is open to students formally participating full or part-time in education (public, private, or home) and at least 15, but not more than 22, years of age on the date of the first rehearsal. They must have an endorsement from a music teacher/choir director that can credibly describe their musicianship and capacity for participation in the chorale.
There are three levels of awards:
- Gold – which covers costs of membership and music
- Silver – which covers the cost of membership
- Bronze – which covers the cost of music
Recipients of the Deer Creek Chorale Scholarships will be expected to participate fully as a member of the choir for the season; meeting or surpassing the DCC standards for attendance, participation, and performance. It is also expected that recipients will be good ambassadors of the chorale by sharing and promoting its vision and mission with family, friends, and others.
Interested students who meet the requirements as described should complete the official Scholarship Application (see below) and provide all of the requested information. This may be done either through an On-Line Application or by downloading the PDF version and submitting it by mail. In addition applicants should write a brief letter or essay describing his or her qualification for the scholarships, and submit a letter from one of the applicant’s references endorsing the applicant’s musical capacity. (Again, these can be uploaded on-line or submitted by mail.) The application, essay, and letter of recommendation must be submitted and received no later than September 1st. Mail it to the attention of Wayne Perry, Assistant Music Director, Deer Creek Chorale, P.O. Box 1302, Bel Air, MD. 21014. Please Note – In the case of a student under the age of 18 applying on-line, a Parent Letter of Support with Parent Signature must be scanned and uploaded with the application, scanned and emailed, or simply mailed to the Deer Creek address.
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and announcements of the recipients will be made prior to the first rehearsal of the season in September. Check our Calendar for the exact date.
Application Information: Banghart Scholarship Information
Applications: On-Line Banghart Scholarship Application
Download Mail-In Banghart Scholarship Application