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Aegon USA Scholarship

Establishing this scholarship in 2000 and augmenting the fund in 2008, the AEGON corporation has a strong tradition of supporting arts organizations, particularly in the area of classical music.  Along with giving money to Peabody, the AEGON Group is a frequent donor to the Baltimore Symphony, and Residentie Orkest, The Hague’s resident orchestra.

James Backas Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 by Margot Wells Backas in memory of her husband to support clarinet or chamber wind students.  James Backas was the Executive Director of the Maryland Arts Council, where he was noted for pioneering the first folklife program for a state arts agency.

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

Cape Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Mr. and Mrs. Turner Smith.  Mr. Smith, a former member of the Peabody Institute board of directors, had a long career in real estate and investment.  The Cape Foundation Endowed Scholarship is regularly awarded to guitar students in honor of Smith’s strong interest in the guitar, including playing the instrument himself. The Smith’s also support Peabody students studying in the joint degree program with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore.

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

Richard and Elizabeth Case Annual Scholarship

Established in 2008 by the estate of Richard and Elizabeth Case to support jazz students.  Mr. Case served for many years as a trustee both of The Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Institute, and was a leading attorney at his firm, Smith, Somerville and Case. Through his service as a trustee, Mr. Case played a leadership role in establishing Peabody as a division of Johns Hopkins. In addition to scholarship, they also established the Richard and Elizabeth Case Endowed Professorship in Jazz.

Helen McGraw Chambers Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Piano

Established in 2000 through the support of family and friends in memory of Helen McGraw Chambers, who received the Artist’s Diploma from Peabody in 1930.  In the 1920s she studied in France and England, later becoming a concert pianist touring the southern states. In 1945 she played the first concert of what has become a regular series at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She also taught piano in Gaithersburg and Germantown to many young pianists.

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

Austin Conradi Memorial Piano Scholarship

Established in 1984 by Fred Griesinger and augmented in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. G. Henry Koether III in memory of Mr. Conradi who taught piano at the Conservatory for over 40 years. Mr. Griesinger taught piano at Peabody after receiving an Artist’s Diploma in 1944.

*2002 donation matched by the Michael R. Bloomberg Student Aid Match initiative.

Conservatory Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 through the support of many donors to support piano students.

The Emil Danenberg Fund

Established in 2008 by the bequest of Mary Ann Danenberg in memory of her husband to support students studying piano.

The Deering Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Deering, founders of The Charlesmead Foundation which is focused on arts, culture and education in Maryland.  Mr. Deering, a former member of the Peabody National Advisory Council and Johns Hopkins University Trustee, also supports Peabody students studying in the joint degree program with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore.

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

Arno and Ruth Drucker Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Mr. Drucker to support voice (preference given to those studying lieder) and piano (preference given to those studying chamber music or accompanying) students. Arno Drucker (DMA ’70, piano) who served as the Principal Pianist of the Baltimore Symphony and on the faculty at Peabody, studied in Austria on a Fulbright grant and performed in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands with the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra. Ruth Drucker, Viennese-born soprano, has been an active performer and teacher, serving on the Peabody faculty for twenty years.

Ruby and Albert Flaccoe Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 by a bequest from Ruby Flaccoe who studied at Peabody in the 1930s.

Lillian Freundlich Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by Dorothy Coleman Tolmach in memory of Lillian Freundlich, who taught piano at Peabody until 1989.

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

General Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 by Bruce Bengtson, parent of a Peabody alumnus.

Lydia and Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship Fund

Originally established in 2000 by Richard Gillespie to honor his wife, Lydia, both of whom are Peabody alumni, in trumpet and violin respectively.

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

Philip D. Glass Endowed Scholarship in Composition

Established in 2002 by Thomas Glass and Diane Matousek in memory of his father.

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

Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Endowed Scholarship Fund for Opera

Established in 2000 by Mrs. Goodwin to support opera students at the Conservatory. Mrs. Goodwin, a 1954 and 1967 graduate in piano, is an emeritus member of the Peabody National Advisory Council and an avid supporter of Peabody, donating funds for Preparatory and Conservatory scholarships, concerts, and the refurbishment of the Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall.

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

Arabella Leith Symington Griswold Endowed Scholarship in Piano

Established in 2003 by Benjamin Griswold IV to honor his mother, who studied at Peabody from 1926-36.  Mr. Griswold, who served as chair of the Peabody National Advisory Council, also generously supported renovations resulting in the naming of the Leith Symington Griswold Hall.

The Norman J. and Sarah J. Groves Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Earl Groves, a Peabody alumnus (BM ’40, MM ’41, Piano) in memory of his parents to support piano students.

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

Willard and Lillian Hackerman Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2003 by notable Baltimore philanthropist Willard Hackerman, graduate of the Whiting School in 1938, and his wife Lillian, a music lover.  Mr. Hackerman was president of Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, the firm responsible for Peabody’s renovation in 2004, and for many Maryland landmarks such as Harborplace, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the National Aquarium, and M&T Bank Stadium.

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

Helen J. Iliff Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Carol Veronda to honor Mrs. Iliff, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Iliff also taught, was a post-graduate fellow, and worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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

William H. Kaltenbach Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2003 by the estate of William Kaltenbach, who studied piano at Peabody in 1941, to support piano or composition students.

Warren Donald and Marie Evelyn Kinsman Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Edward Eanes and Beverly Kinsman Eanes in memory of her parents. Mr. Kinsman played trumpet in bands and orchestras in until he was 91.

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

The Edward and Frances Kosnik Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2000 by George and Frances Alderson to support students studying piano, organ, voice, violin, and trumpet.

Kuehne-Finn Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 by John and Alice Finn, parents of a Peabody alumnus, to support students of recording arts and sciences.

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

Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Dr. Margery Morgan Lowens, a musicologist who taught for many years at Peabody.  Her husband, Irving Lowens was also a faculty member and dean at Peabody, in addition to his work as a chief music critic at the Washington Star newspaper, the Assistant Head of the music division of the Library of Congress.

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

Linda A. Mantegna Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by Peter Mantegna in memory of his wife.

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

Emily P. McDaniel Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by John McDaniel III in memory of his mother, who also established endowments to support both the music library and faculty development during her lifetime.

Milton H. Miller Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Organ

Established in 2003 by Mr. Miller to support organ students.  Mr. Miller, a 1952 Arts and Sciences graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, was a former member of the Peabody National Advisory Council, as well as a trustee.

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

Lee Mitchell Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund in Composition

Established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Mitchell in memory of their son, Dr. Lee Mitchell (BM ’68, Composition) who was a faculty member of Peabody.

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

William and Dorothy Nerenberg Endowed Scholarship in Piano

Established in 2002 by the Nerenbergs to support a jazz pianist.  Mr. Nerenberg played woodwinds professionally on and off for over 20 years then shifted to arts management. He taught classes at Peabody, managed the Shriver Hall Concert Series and founded Chesapeake International Artists – all after his official retirement.  Mrs. Nerenberg is a professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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

Peabody Conservatory Endowed Piano Scholarship

Established in 2000 through the support of many donors to support piano students.

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

Daniel and Isabel Savanuck Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 by Mrs. Savanuck, who was originally from Harlem and had a lifelong love of classical music.

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

Albert P. Schaefer Endowed Scholarship for Piano

Established in 2007 by the bequest of Frieda G. Schaefer.

David C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by a bequest from Mr. Smith.

Ruth Blumberg Sopher Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Piano

Established in 2002 by the children of Ruth Blumberg Sopher to support piano students.

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

Ervin R. VanArtsdalen Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2000 by the estate of Mr. VanArtsdalen.

George M. Wagner Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2005 by a bequest from Mr. Wagner who graduated from Peabody in 1934.

Carol Jean and John R. Young Scholarship in Piano

Established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Young to support piano students.  Mrs. Young has had a long relationship with Peabody, first as a Preparatory faculty member and now as a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council.  The Young’s have supported many efforts at Peabody, including renovations on the new atrium, and both scholarship and faculty development in the Preparatory.

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

G. Raymond Ziegler Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2009 by a bequest from Mr. Ziegler, a Baltimore native and avid classical music enthusiast.