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

Expectations
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.

Procedure
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 NoteIn 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

Betty Banghart

Betty Banghart

About Betty Banghart…

Betty had a strong interest in the mission of the Deer Creek Chorale, and the scholarship fund in her honor will allow its student members to continue to enhance this multi-generational community chorus.

Betty Banghart came to Baltimore as a young bride in 1939. She raised three children and then had a career as an educator. As headmistress of Boy’s Latin Lower School she devoted herself to the development of young men in all aspects of life.

Betty’s own musical talents were displayed in college, as a member of the Wheaton College modern dance troupe. Her interest in classical music continued throughout her life. She was a supporter of many local cultural activities including the Peabody Institute and the musical achievements of her daughter-in-law Martha Banghart.

2016-2017 Betty Banghart Scholarship Winners

The DCC is delighted to announce eight Banghart Scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 season!

Amber McCafferty - Gold Winner

Amber McCafferty – Gold Winner

Amber McCafferty, a junior at C. Milton High School, is a recipient of our Gold Level Award

Autumn Dennis - Silver Winner

Autumn Dennis – Silver Winner

Autumn Dennis, a freshman at North Harford High School, is a recipient of our Silver Level Award

Claire Chambers - Gold Winner

Claire Chambers – Gold Winner

Claire Chambers, a sophomore at Harford Community College, is a recipient of our Gold Level Award

Julie Foster - Gold Winner

Julia Foster – Gold Winner

Julia Foster, a sophomore at North Harford High School is a recipient of our Gold Level Award

Katie Allen - Silver Winner

Katie Allen – Silver Winner

Katie Allen, an eighth grader at Hereford Middle School, is a recipient of our Silver Level Award

Michele Hubner - Gold Winner

Michelle Hubner – Gold Winner

Michelle Hubner, a senior at Fallston High School, is a recipient of our Gold Level Award

Sarah Ross - Bronze Winner

Sarah Ross – Bronze Winner

Sarah Ross, a senior at Fallston High School, is a recipient of our Gold Level Award

2016-2017 Scholars

2016-2017 Betty Banghart Scholarship Winners

2015-2016 Betty Banghart Scholarship Winners

Olivia Benalcazar

Olivia Benalcazar

Olivia Benalcazar
Soprano Olivia has been a student at Park School, singing in the Park Singers as well as their Madrigals. She has also sung with the Maryland Children’s Choir, and has studied violin for 6 years. Olivia is excited about the Deer Creek mission that combines music and community service. She said in her application, “I think it’s meaningful to use my voice to reach out to others… showing the world what we can…accomplish with the power of song, (and) to touch them with something more divine than just a helping hand.”

Claire Chambers

Claire Chambers

Claire Chambers
Soprano Claire is a student at Fallston High School and sings with the Fallston Belles. She is also a past scholarship winner and it returning to sing with us. Claire says in her application, “I want to participate as a member of the Deer Creek Chorale this upcoming year, not just because of the opportunity to grow as an individual vocalist and sing in a diverse choir, but because I believe in the message that the Deer Creek Chorale delivers.”
Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross
Soprano Sarah is a student at Fallston High School, and has had a lifelong passion for music. Inspired by her mother’s great love for music, she has sung in many musical productions and participates as a member of the vocal team of her church’s worship ministry. In her application, she speaks of her love of music and her desire to be a part of Deer Creek Chorale. She says, “Deer Creek Chorale is also a unique opportunity because it is an inter-generational choir. To be able to learn from people with more experience and wisdom than me would be an honor.”