HCCA 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, the scholarship was established to reward achievement and encourage excellence in vocal music.

Two $500 scholarships are awarded; the Turvey Scholarship for a graduating high school senior and the Lane Scholarship for a college student. In addition to the monetary awards, this year's recipients have the opportunity to perform with The Chorus during its 2018-2019 season.

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 2018 scholarship winners!

The Kenneth Turvey Scholarship goes to Grace Collins.

Grace Collins, a graduate of Buckhorn High School is entering the University of Alabama Huntsville in the Fall of 2018. She is double majoring in Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Education. Grace was the 2018 Alabama Vocal Association State Outstanding Choral Student and the District 5 winner of the Future Music Educator Scholarship. She has participated in Madison County Honor Choir for 6 years. Has been in Alabama Allstate for 4 years and also, in HCCA Children and Youth Chorales for a total of 7 years. This year Grace placed 3rd in her division at the South Eastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has competed in AVA Solo and Ensemble and various theatrical competitions and frequently received superior ratings. She has been heavily involved in B.H.S. Choral and Theatrical Departments for the past four years. She is currently studying under the direction of Martha Brouse at Belle Voce Studio. Grace is very excited to start her journey of becoming a High School Choral Director and a Professional Vocalist.

The Albert Lane Scholarship goes to Miranda Shapiro.

Miranda Shapiro is a student at The University of Alabama majoring in Vocal Performance with a minor in Russian. She hopes to be a voice teacher in the Huntsville area. A member of The University of Alabama Opera Theatre, she recently performed the roles of The Waitress in The Blind Date by Jordan Jenkins and Charlotte Cummings in Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story by Amir Zaheri, and appeared as an ensemble member in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai. She sang in UA’s Women’s Chorus and is currently a member of their University Singers choir. She takes voice lessons from Dr. Susan Williams.

Congratulations to Grace and Miranda!

Application forms and guidelines for 2019 scholarships may be obtained by contacting Anne Chelekis at (256) 603-6688, or downloaded here:

Scholarship Requirements Email Cover Letter Scholarship Application

For more information, contact the Chorus Office at 256-533-6606; or email: achelekis@att.net.

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