Click here for Audition dates and forms for 2021 Lane/Turvey Scholarships

Each year, the Huntsville Community Chorus awards the Albert Lane and Kenneth Turvey Scholarship. Named in honor of the late Albert H. Lane, who was prominent in Huntsville musical and artistic life for many years, and Kenneth V. Turvey, Director of Community Chorus for 40 years, these scholarships werer established to reward achievement and encourage excellence in vocal music.

Each scholarship recipient receives an award of $500; the Turvey Scholarship for graduating high school seniors and the Lane Scholarship for college students. In addition to the monetary awards, this year's recipients have the opportunity to perform with The Chorus. No Kenneth Turvey Scholarship was awarded for 2020.

Applicants must be residents of Madison County or members of a vocal performing group in this county. Selection is by audition, with two pieces selected from an HCCA-specified repertoire and one from the applicant’s choice. In addition, applicants are expected to demonstrate intentions of pursuing a serious course of vocal music study, meeting the approval of the HCCA Scholarship Committee.

Presenting our 2022 scholarship winner!

The 2022 Kenneth Turvey Scholarship goes to Julia Vallely.

Julia is a graduating senior at St. Peter's High School and has dual enrollment at Calhoun College. She is a member of several choral groups including the HCCA Youth Chorale and the Calhoun College Chamber Chorale. Julia will be attending Auburn University in the fall and will be studying Industrial Engineering.  She has been invited to join the Auburn University choir to continue her vocal studies.

Presenting our 2020 scholarship winner!

The 2020 Albert Lane Scholarship goes to Kenisha Hill Phillips.

Kenisha has sung in the Symphonic Chorus since 2013 and the Chamber Chorale since 2015. She is an apprentice in Encore Opera Huntsville‘s production of "Gilbert and Sullivan in the Rocket City." Kenisha studies voice with Amalia Osuga at UAH, where she majors in music business and minors in management and leadership. She hopes to pursue a career in arts management.

Congratulations, Kenisha!

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