Choral Society offers an annual music education
scholarship to area High School students who are intending to pursue
a career in music or music education. This scholarship was
established and dedicated to our long time Artistic
Director/Conductor Lee H. Pritchard. Maestro Pritchard founded the
Choral Society in 1978 and the Society did this in
celebration of his 25th Anniversary with the group. Our
Director is an avid supporter of our activities and particularly the
endeavors of young people in our region.
Students who reside in the school districts of our
members are given the opportunity to apply through their High School
music teachers or guidance counselors. Criteria for the award are
based on scholastic achievement as well as active participation in
the music activities of their school and community. Students must
submit an essay to the Scholarship Committee indicating what music
means to them and why they wish to pursue music as a
career. Students must also indicate where they intend to continue
advanced study in music.
mailed to Hudson Valley school districts in January and subsequently
reviewed by the Committee for awarding in May/June at our Annual
Meeting. The award will initially be about $500.00.