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Hickory Tree Chorus’ commitment to vocal music education extends to the community. Each year Hickory Tree Chorus awards a $1,000 Scholarship to an area high school senior woman who intends to pursue a career in vocal music, selected on the basis of her application and her vocal musical talent.
Meet Our 2014 Scholarship Winner
On July 16, 2014 the Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International will award its Annual $1,000 Scholarship to Katherine Merwin. Katherine is a graduating senior at Morristown High School. She is enrolled at Boston University as a a double degree student pursuing degrees in both vocal performance through the College of Fine Arts and something undecided (possibly literature) in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Katherine has performed with numerous choirs throughout high school including the All-Eastern Choir of 2013, the New Jersey Mixed Chorus of 2011, 2012, and 2013, the New Jersey Region I Chorus of 2012 and 2013, and her high school’s choir. She was ranked number two out of all choristers in both All-State Choruses for 2013 in New Jersey and first in the Northern Region in 2013. In 2013-14 she was also a finalist for the New Jersey Governor’s award in Vocal Music. Katherine began singing in the Girl’s Choir at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown and is still a member of their Choir of Men and Women.
Katherine has performed in all four of her high school musical productions. In 2013 she played the role of Doria in Marvin Hamlisch’s Smile. This year she also played the role Maria in West Side Story at Delbarton School. Katherine won first place in Morristown’s Got Talent in 2013 with her friend and pianist, Julia Cipriani. After receiving her award at HTC's rehearsal on July 16th, Katherine will perform for the chorus, friends, family and guests. All are welcome to attend.
The Hickory Tree Chorus will announce a call for applications in January 2015. Qualified high school senior girls with good academic records and exceptional talent in vocal music are encouraged to apply. Students should also have applied for acceptance into a music program at a college or university. Applicants must submit an application, a CD which should include at least two vocal performances, demonstrating her particular talent, and post a short personal unlisted Youtube presentation. CD’s may include accompaniment, as needed. Music Educators please encourage your students who have exceptional talent to apply. Applications will be sent to high school guidance departments in more than 50 communities in the New Jersey area.
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