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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.
2014 Applications Now Being Accepted
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 have been sent to high school guidance departments in more than 50 communities in the New Jersey area. Completed applications and CD’s must be received by April 18, 2014.
Click here or scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the application.
Meet Our 2013 Scholarship Winner
On July 17, 2013 the Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International awarded its Annual $1,000 Scholarship to Michele Currenti, a graduating senior at Mountain Lakes High School.
Michele is a "Double Degree Student" at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester pursuing degrees in both vocal performance and brain and cognitive science.
Michele has performed in musical activities (choral and instrumental) throughout middle and high school including performing as a featured soloist with MLHS Chamber Choir during their European tour, playing the clarinet in the MLHS Wind Ensemble, and performing in MLHS productions of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, and “Into the Woods”. She received a CAPPIES Nomination for best comedic actress for her role of Ms. Jones in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.
She has had the honor of performing with the NJSMA (New Jersey School Music Association) Region I Chorus, NJMEA (New Jersey Music Educators Association) All-State Chorus, as well as the MENC (National Association for Music Education) All-Eastern and All-National Choruses. This year she was ranked number 1 soprano I in the state by NJMEA. She is also a frequent cantor and active member of the Saint Catherine of Sienna church choir.
Most recently, Michele was the winner of the 2013 Montclair State and Opera New Jersey Curtain Call Award Competition. Michele accepted the award and performed for the chorus at our rehearsal on July 17th.
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