plus📅TriangleTriangleclockplusemailoutfaxinstagramlocationGroup 13phonepinterestplayplus💲search

Cosimo C. Abato Clarinet Scholarship

Established in 1995 in memory of Mr. Abato through the gift of many donors to support clarinet students.  Abato studied clarinet at Peabody, but had to stop in 1943, likely due to WWII. He went on to play in the Baltimore Symphony and the U.S. Army Field Band.

The Denes Agay Piano and Composition Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Dr. Agay and his wife, Mary Roberts Agay, of Baltimore for piano or composition students. Dr. Agay, who graduated from Liszt Conservatory in Budapest and Budapest University (Law), was a composer of works for piano, orchestra, band, chorus, and voice, as well as a music consultant, teacher, and compiler of several anthologies.

Elaine Austin and Oscar J. Kurtz Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Baltimore-area resident Oscar Kurtz in memory his wife. The award supports a student studying piano, string instrument, or woodwind instrument.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Lindred Scott Bendann Endowed Scholarship in Violin

Established in 1997 by the estate of Dorothy Scott Bendann of Baltimore, in memory of her mother.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Michael R. Bloomberg Scholarship Funds

Established in 1996 by the Honorable Michael Bloomberg, ENG ’64, famed New York City mayor and philanthropist, to endow two scholarships. Gifts from Mayor Bloomberg were also used to create a challenge fund that matched other gifts of $20,000+ for endowed scholarships.

The Yale Brody Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998 by William R. Brody, former president of the Johns Hopkins University, and his wife, Wendyce Brody, in memory of his father, a physician who worked his way through medical school playing piano during screenings of silent movies, and later in life took up the French horn. The scholarship supports horn students at the Conservatory.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Guitar

Established in 1999 by Max Corzilius in memory of famous jazz guitarist, Charlie Byrd. In 1962, Stan Getz and Byrd released the album Jazz Samba, which helped to start the bossa nova trend in 1960s American jazz.   A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Byrd moved to Annapolis in 1973 and was a regular at jazz clubs in Annapolis and Silver Spring.  During these years he was collaborating with Latin jazz great Cal Tjader on the album Tambú, and formed the Great Guitars with guitarists Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel and drummer Johnny Rae.  He was honored as a “Maryland Arts Treasure” by the Community Arts Alliance of Maryland in 1997, and made a Knight of the Rio Branco by the Brazilian government in 1999.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Elizabeth Rountree Church Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1995 by the estate of Elizabeth R. Church (UC ’27, Piano) and her daughter Lynne H. Church, a former member of the Peabody National Advisory Council.

Dr. & Mrs. Gottfried Duschak Voice Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by the estate of Alice Duschak to support Jewish students at the Conservatory. In her early professional years, Madame Duschak studied in Austria and Italia, became a leading lyric coloratura singer at the opera house in Muenster, Germany, and was a guest artist at many other opera houses in Germany and Austria.  In 1943, she moved to the United States and continued her career, which included teaching at Peabody for 45 years.

Dorothea H. Freitag Scholarship

Established in 1993 by the estate of Mrs. Freitag who studied at Peabody in the 1930s. She was a pianist, arranger, composer, and musical director for many Broadway shows, including MameFiddler on the Roof, and West Side Story. Her original ballet, Storyville, won the 1967 ASCAP award.

The Jean Harnish Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Ms. Harnish, a retired social worker from Baltimore, to support a Conservatory student.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Howard Reid Hayden Memorial Organ Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Marion Silver Hayden in memory of her brother, an organist.

Florence Bentley Hughes Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Josephine Hughes in memory of her mother, an avid opera lover.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Alma D. Hunt/VCM Endowed Scholarship in Piano, Violin or Organ

Established in 1999 by a donor who wishes to be anonymous to support students with a focus on sacred music.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

The Agi Jambor Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Ms. Jambor to support piano students.

Beatrice Feldman Kahn and Raymond S. Kahn Endowed Scholarship in Cello

Established in Mrs. Kahn’s memory in 1999 by her husband, Raymond Kahn, and her sons, Eric M. Kahn and Bruce Kahn.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Georgia McEver Endowed Scholarship for Voice

Established in 1999 by Georgia J. McEver (BM ’73, Voice) of Connecticut.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

The Catharine Laura Stevens Mehr Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994 for piano or organ students by Charles and Catharine McClure in memory of their Catharine’s mother.

Sylvia Friedberg Nachlas Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1996 by the estate of Mrs. Nachlas, a longtime Peabody supporter. She served as a director, as well as vice president and treasurer, of Fair Lanes in Baltimore, founded by her father, Solomon Friedberg. She was married to Paul Nachlas, a tenor with the Chicago Opera Company who later entered the investment business.

Rose and Leon J. Neiburger Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1961 by Rose Neiburger, in his memory. Phyllis Cooper, daughter of the Neiburgers, and her husband, Gerald, augmented the scholarship in 1999 in memory of Rose Neiburger.

*1999 donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Matthew S. Polk Scholarship for Recording Arts & Sciences

Established in 1998 by Mr. Polk, A&S ’71, and his wife, Amy Gould, to support students majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. Mr. Polk, a Baltimore-area resident and co-founder of Polk Audio, is a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Orchestral Scholarships

Established in 1990 by the Blaustein-Rosenberg-Thalheimer family group of foundations located in Baltimore, in honor of Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg (’37, Voice), a trustee and Peabody Advisory Council member. The family also endowed the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg  Director of Orchestral Activities.

Charles P. Sachs Conservatory Scholarship

Established in 1996 by Mr. Sachs, with preference given to voice students. A Baltimore resident who died in 1998, Mr. Sachs was a foreign language specialist for the Social Security Administration and his wife was the author of Beyond These Shores, 1934-40: Poems and Diary of a Jewish Girl Who Escaped from Nazi Germany.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

The Leonard Sandler Scholarship

Established in 1994 for percussion students by Mr. Sandler.

The Eugene Scheffres & Richard E. Hartt Scholarship

Established in 1993 for students of composition and instrumental music by Mr. Scheffres, SPSBE ’52, and Mr. Hartt. Both men studied at Peabody in 1951 and were Baltimore-area residents.  Mr. Scheffres was a social worker in Baltimore for more than 20 years and a composer, poet and philanthropist for the balance of his life.

Joseph and Frances Schillinger Endowed Composition Scholarship

Established in 1996 by Frances Schillinger in memory of her husband, a composer in the 1930s who taught Benny Goodman, George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, and many more. He was particularly known for his “rhythmicon” the mathematical study of rhythm.

M. Sigmund Shapiro Scholarship

Established in 1989 for students of jazz by friends of Mr. Shapiro, A&S ’48, in honor of his 60th birthday. Mr. Shapiro, former chairman of Samuel Shapiro & Company in Baltimore, augmented the fund in 1999, as well as provided other support for the development of the jazz program at Peabody.

*1999 donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Leonie Shorey Piano Scholarship

Established in 1996 by a bequest from Ms. Shorey, Peab ’41, SPSBE ’43, who also endowed scholarships in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Geraldine D. Stansell Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Ms. Stansell, for gifted students in any field of classical music at the Conservatory.

Donald S. Sutherland Organ Scholarship

Established in 1996 by Mary Lou Bauer in honor of Mr. Sutherland, renowned organist and faculty member at Peabody.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Basil and Maria Toutorsky Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1994 by a bequest from the Toutorskys. Born of a noble lineage in Tsarist Russia, Basil Toutorsky came to the U.S. in 1923, launching his career as concert pianist, composer, and renowned teacher. He and his wife, the daughter of an Anglo-Spanish family residing in Mexico, established the Toutorsky Academy of Music, which became a focal point in the musical and social life of Washington, D.C.

Flora and Weldon Wallace Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by Flora M. Wallace (’45, Piano) in memory of her husband, who was the music critic for The Baltimore Sun.

*Original donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

George Woodhead Quasi-Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1997 by a bequest from Mr. Woodhead (BM ’53 Voice, MM ’54 Church Music), of Baltimore to support graduate or undergraduate voice students with church music or oratorio emphasis. A retired professor of music at Goucher College in Baltimore, Mr. Woodhead also taught at Johns Hopkins and other area schools.