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21st Century Pianist Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Mark Burton of the Evelyn Johnson Charitable Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate pianist who both exemplifies the well-rounded artist citizen and possesses the highest level of talent, skills and abilities which in turn will allow him/her to successfully forge a career in the evolving 21st century musical landscape.

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.

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.

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.

The Clinton Alvey and Catherine Stouffer Scholarship

Established in 1983 by the estate of Barbara Stouffer, in memory of her parents.

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.

Bach-Horstmeier Scholarship

Awarded on an annual basis to a Conservatory student who has displayed great proficiency and mastery in the playing and interpretation of the works of J.S. Bach.

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.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Women’s Music Club

Established in 1961 when the B&O Glee Club disbanded, at which time the club’s assets were given to Peabody.

Ruth J. Brouse Bauer Endowed Scholarship in Piano

Originally established in 1999 and augmented in 2011 by the Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation to support undergraduate pianists in honor of Mrs. Bauer, who graduated from Peabody in 1968.  Her late husband, Ted, who founded the foundation, was a WWII veteran and alumnus of Harvard and New York University who chaired the Houston-based AIM Management Group.

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

**The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program

Louis D. Beaumont Foundation General Scholarship

Established in 1965 by the foundation, which in accordance with the terms of Mr. Beaumont’s will, was terminated in 1977 on the 35th anniversary of his death. With over $30 million in assets, the Beaumont Foundation was the largest private foundation in Cleveland before the final distribution of funds.

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.

Louis Blaustein Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1978 by Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer in memory of her father, Louis Baustein. Additional support has come from the Louis and Henrietta Blaustein Foundation. Mr. Blaustein, co-founder of Amoco and president of American Trading and Production Corporation, and his wife were great supporters of arts in Baltimore.  Their daughter, Mrs. Thalheimer studied piano in the Preparatory as a child and went on to become a member of the Peabody Board of Trustees.

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.

John Charles Bohl Memorial Flute Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Edith L. Bohl in memory of her husband who taught flute in the Conservatory in the 1940’s.

Sanna and Victor Borge Memorial Fund

Established in 1981 with funds raised by a concert featuring Mr. Borge, a well-known humorist and musician, to provide support for piano students.

Bormann-Paris Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Mark Paris and his wife Tammy Bormann to support undergraduate students.  Mr. Paris, a 1984 graduate in voice, currently serves as chair of the Peabody National Advisory Council.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled ¬†through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

Franz C. Bornschein Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1984 by sisters Madeleine Skirven France and Hazel Skirven in memory of their uncle, a choral composer and arranger who taught at Peabody.

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.

Chauncey Brooks Memorial Violin Scholarship

Established in 1918 by a bequest from Mr. Brooks to support violin students.

Lucy Brown Memorial Piano Scholarship

Established in 1971 by Jesse Wallach in memory of his wife, who taught piano at Peabody. The scholarship has also received support from former students and friends of Ms. Brown.

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 Tamb√ļ, 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.

Joe Byrd Jazz Scholarship Fund

Established in 2012 by Elana Byrd in memory of her husband and Peabody alumnus, Joe Byrd. Graduating in 1962, Mr. Byrd’s career as a jazz bassist spanned more than four decades – playing at the White House for Presidents Johnson, Ford, and Carter and traveling to more than 100 countries as a goodwill ambassador for the State Department. The list of jazz luminaries with whom he collaborated is long and includes his eldest brother, guitarist Charlie Byrd. In addition to his work as a performer, Joe and Elana Byrd produced and promoted jazz series at venues in Annapolis and Washington, D.C.

On February 28, 2014, Peabody’s East Hall was rededicated as Joe Byrd Hall to honor this legendary musician.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

Louis Cheslock Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1982 in memory of Dr. Cheslock (AD ’21, Composition) who taught at Peabody for over 50 years by his wife, Elise Cheslock (’29, Piano) and many other family members.

The Lester Dequaine/Frank Chiarenza Foundation Scholarship Fund – Rosa Ponselle Scholarship in Voice

Established in 2015 by the Lester Dequaine/Frank Chiarenza Foundation, Inc. The Lester Dequaine/Frank Chiarenza Foundation Scholarship Fund at the Peabody Conservatory will award the Rosa Ponselle Scholarship in Voice to a talented undergraduate studying voice at Peabody. The Foundation also established an the Fund for the Rosa Ponselle Collection at the Peabody Archives, endowing a gift to maintain it in perpetuity and providing a current-use gift.

Chung-Kotcheff Family Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Laifun Chung and Ted Kotcheff, parents of a Peabody alumnus to support undergraduate students from California.  Mr. Kotcheff is a film and television director and Ms. Chung, a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council, owns a landscape design business in Los Angeles.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

Edna Parker Clemmitt Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1977 by a bequest from Mrs. Clemmitt, a 1914 alumna, who taught at Peabody for several years and whose father was the librarian at Peabody.

Frederick Campbell Colston Memorial Scholarship in Piano

Established in 1919 by Mrs. Frederick M. Colston for piano students in memory of her son, Captain Frederick C. Colston, who was a member of the American Expeditionary Force during WWI.

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.

Elizabeth Coulson Piano Teaching Fund

Established in 1976 by a bequest from Grace Spofford to aid students who excel in teaching piano in memory of Ms. Coulson, who taught piano at Peabody for 45 years before retiring in 1939.

The Emil Danenberg Fund

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

Richard and Rosalee Davison Scholarship

Originally established in 1997 and augmented in 2010 by Richard and Rosalee Davison to support undergraduate students.   Owner of Mt. Royal Management Company, Richard Davison is a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council, and Rosalee Davison is a Johns Hopkins alumna who makes and sells her own hand-made jewelry. The Cohen-Davison Family Theatre in the Conservatory building is also named for their family.

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

**The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program

The Deering Endowed Scholarship Fund & The Anthony W. Deering 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.

Mabelle Antoinette Leonhardtsen del Mar Scholarship

Established in 1974 by Roland del Mar in memory of his mother. Mr. del Mar was president of the Charles del Mar Foundation which continues to support the scholarship; it assists Conservatory students from Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Jane Emel Donato Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Ms. Donato (BM ’54, Music Education) to assist undergraduate clarinet students.

Richard Dragon Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1967 to support composition students by Robert Dragon and Sonia Dragon Rosen in memory of their son, Richard Joel Dragon, who studied piano at the Preparatory.

Joseph Eugene Drogheo Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 in memory of Joseph Drogheo (’48 Voice).

*The payout of this endowment is doubled ¬†through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

John L. Due Scholarship

Janet G. and Phillip T. Dunk, Jr. Scholarship

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.

James Wilbur Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship

James Wilbur Eaton Jr., 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. His friends and family established a scholarship at Peabody that will be awarded to a gifted violin or viola player in his memory as the James Wilbur Eaton Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships allow the best and brightest young musicians to attend Peabody, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Leah O. Effenbach Piano Scholarship

Established in 1979 in memory of Miss Effenbach (AD ’35, piano) by her sister, Gertrude Gibson, (UC ’38, piano) and her nephew, Harry Gibson. Mrs. Gibson and Miss Effenbach appeared in concert as the “Effenbach Piano Duo.” Miss Effenbach, who played for the Armed Forces in the South Pacific and performed in Hong Kong, Korea, and Tokyo, later was a piano teacher in Los Angeles.

Jennie K. Elle and Kurt D. Elle Scholarship

Established in 1983 for piano or violin students by a bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Elle. Mr. Elle was an orchestral conductor in his native Germany prior to World War II, then served with U.S. Army Intelligence until he retired and began a career as a piano tuner.

May Garretson Evans Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1950 by alumni in memory of Ms. Evans. The scholarship is given every fourth year to a graduate of the Peabody Preparatory studying at the Conservatory.

P. William and Vera Ruth Filby Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Filby for orchestral or voice students. Mr Filby, who held positions as library assistant director at Peabody, rare book librarian at Cambridge University, director of the Cambridge University Philosophical Society Library, and director of the Maryland Historical Society, also endowed a fund to support the Filby Rare Book room in the Peabody Archives.

Ruby and Albert Flaccoe Endowed Scholarship Fund

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

Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund

Originally established in 2009 by Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, who augmented the scholarship in 2012.  Designated to undergraduate piano students, Meyerhoff, a noted Baltimore philanthropist, and Becker, a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council, wanted to honor legendary pianist Leon Fleisher, who has taught in the Conservatory since 1959.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

Scott E. Forbush Scholarship

Established in 1987 for piano students by the estate of Mr. Forbush, who studied physics at the Johns Hopkins University in the 1930s.

Dr. Frederick and Mary Moffatt Freeburne Endowed Assistantship

Established by the estates of Dr. Frederick Freeburne and Mrs. Mary Moffatt Freeburne in 2012 to support a graduate student’s assistantship at Peabody.

E. Carl Freeman Organ Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Beverly Beck and other donors from the River Road Church of Richmond, Virginia, in honor of Mr. Freeman’s 20th anniversary as minister of music and organist. Mr. Freeman, (UC ’59, BM ’62, Organ) has served as president of the Peabody Alumni Association and on the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council.

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 Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and West Side Story. Her original ballet, Storyville, won the 1967 ASCAP award.

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.

Fraser Gange Memorial Scholarship

Established for voice students in 1971 by former students, friends, and colleagues in memory of Mr. Gange, a Peabody faculty member from 1932 to 1958, who also taught at the Juilliard School. Mr. Gange and his wife, Amy Gange, were well-known singers. Former student Nyla Wright Woodside (UC ’49, Voice) and Henry F. Constantine (’45, Voice) a friend, coordinated fund raising for the award.

Joseph Gegan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1930 by bequest from Emily Gegan to aid students at the Conservatory or the Preparatory.

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.

Richard Franko Goldman Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1980 in memory of Mr. Goldman by his son, Daniel Franko Goldman, and numerous friends and colleagues.  Richard Goldman, director of Peabody from 1968-1977, was a composer and teacher who directed the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for eight years.

Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Endowed Piano Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Mrs. Goodwin to support piano 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.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for Voice

Established in 2011 by Mrs. Goodwin to support voice 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.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

Asgar Hamerik and Sidney Lanier General Scholarship Fund

Established in 1966 in memory of composer and conductor Asger Hamerik, who was the director of Peabody from 1871 to 1898. Hamerik hired musician and poet Sidney Lanier as principal flute in the original Peabody Orchestra, one of only five professional orchestras in the U.S. at the time. Mr. Lanier later joined the Arts and Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University.

John J. Hanex Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1991 and augmented in 2011 by Taylor Hanex in memory of her father, to support students with a deceased parent. Ms. Hanex (BM ’75, MM ’78, Piano), an executive with Merrill Lynch in New York City, is a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council and a Johns Hopkins University Trustee.

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

**The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program

Taylor Hanex with Jasmine Hogan, 2011 recipient of the John J. Hanex Memorial Scholarship, and Director Jeffrey Sharkey

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.

David Wayne Helsley Endowed Scholarship

Ida Heyser Memorial Piano Scholarship

Established in 1978 for graduate piano students by a bequest from Martha M. C. den Tex in memory of her mother, Ida Heyser, a 1896 alumna of Peabody.

Frank M. Hines Memorial Organ Fund

Established in 1970 by friends and colleagues in memory of Mr. Hines, who came to Peabody in 1946 to study organ and later served as secretary to two directors, the associate dean, and the registrar. He was also the organist and choir director at Saint Philip and James Church in Baltimore for 12 years.

Hoffberger Foundation Scholarships

Established in 1965 by the Hoffberger Foundation and the National Brewery. A second scholarship was created in 1981 to support students who are residents of Baltimore City.

The Carl Holzapfel Violin Shop Endowed Scholarship

Originally established in 2005 and augmented in 2014 to support talented Peabody Conservatory string students and to honor the 90-year legacy of the shop in the Baltimore-Washington area. ¬†Carl C. founded the shop in 1898 and was arguably the most influential instrument maker and repair specialist in the area. ¬†His shop was frequented by Peabody faculty; students; directors including Elliot Galkin and Gustav Strube, the founding conductor of the Baltimore Symphony; and endless visiting artists including David Oistrakh and Isaac Stern. ¬†Holzapfel violins won many awards, notably the Gold Medal in the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition, competing against instruments made by Stradivarius and Nicola Amati. His son Carl M. was, himself, a respected specialist in instrument restoration and long-time member of the Baltimore and National Symphonies. ¬†Peabody’s Conservatory building has a permanent exhibit of Holzapfel artifacts (a portion of which is pictured at the left) outside Griswold Hall to honor the shop’s contributions to music in Baltimore.

Read more about the Holzapfel family and their legacy at Peabody:

1948 Baltimore Sun Article

Holzapfel Violin Shop Photos

1977 Baltimore Sun Article

2005 Peabody News Article

Merritt V. Howard Memorial Voice Fund

Established in 1979 by family and friends to support voice students in memory of Mr. Howard, who attended Peabody in 1941. Additional funds have been contributed in memory of Rosario Calderaro and Salvatore Calderaro.

Jeremy Huber #19 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Piano

Established in 2016 from the support of the family and friends of the Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse program. Jeremy wore #19 as a defenseman on the 2014/15 varsity men’s lacrosse team. He tragically lost his life in January 2015, on the weekend of the final spring pre-season game of his freshman year. Jeremy’s love of music and drive to help others excel at piano as he did, provided the incentive to create the fund in his memory.

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.

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.

Joseph and Elizabeth Imbrogulio Scholarship

Established in 1981 by Elizabeth Imbrogulio and her son, in memory of her husband, to support string students. Joseph Imbrogulio (UC 1916, Violin) played at the premiere of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was the musical director for WFBR radio for over 40 years.

The Agi Jambor Scholarship Fund

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

Claire and Allan Jensen Endowed Scholarship

Originally established in 2000 and augmented in 2010 to support undergraduate vocalists. Opera enthusiasts, Dr. and Mrs. Jensen (pictured with Peabody student Danielle Buonaiuto) are avid supporters of Peabody and the Lyric Opera Baltimore.  Dr. Jensen is a long standing and active member of the Peabody National Advisory Council and Mrs. Jensen was on the Friends of Peabody Steering Committee.

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

**The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program

Noble Levi Jolley, Sr. Scholarships for Jazz Studies

Established in 2011 by Sam Rose, founder of Greenbaum and Rose, a Washington DC property development company to support undergraduate jazz students from DC and Baltimore. Mr. Rose was first introduced to Peabody through Denise Jolley (pictured here with Mr. Rose) and her jazz musician sons (and then students) Nathan and Noble Jolley, Jr. He honored the memory of their father through this scholarship.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

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.

Stephen Kates Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Cello

Originally established in 2003, and augmented in 2011, by Mary Louis Kates in memory of her husband.  Stephen Kates was a renowned cellist who taught cello at Peabody from 1975 to 2002.  He appeared with major American orchestras, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, and at a variety of festivals throughout his career.  Kates also performed at the White House for Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan and for visiting dignitaries including two Soviet premiers (Khrushchev and Gorbachev), Princess Grace of Monaco, and Princess Margaret of England.

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

**The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

The Kawano Levine Endowed Scholarship Fund – Presidential Match

Henrietta Ries Kern Memorial Voice Scholarship

Established in 1950 by friends in memory of Ms. Kern to support voice students.

Hans Kindler Cello Scholarship

Established in memory of Hans Kindler, cellist and conductor who founded the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC in 1931.

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.

Hjalmar and Emma Kivekas Scholarship

Established in 1985 for piano and violin students by a bequest from Kurt D. and Jennie K. Elle. Born in Germany, Kurt Elle was an orchestral conductor there until he was forced to flee the Nazis in 1933. He then worked for U.S. Army Intelligence and immigrated to the U.S. where he began a career in piano maintenance.

Lillian Hirschmann Konowitz Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1981 for piano students by David B. Konoson and Judith K. Sykes in memory of their mother, who attended Peabody in 1916.

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.

Willella S. Kriel General Scholarship

Established in 1965 by a bequest from Mrs. Kriel.

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.

C. Albert Kuper, III Scholarship for Piano

Established in 2013 to support piano students by Mr. C. Albert Kuper, III, who studied at the Preparatory from ages 7-18. The scholarship was generously augmented by Mr. Kuper’s estate in 2017 and 2018.

C. Albert Kuper, III Scholarship for Voice

The Chuck and Marge Levin Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2011 by the family foundation, to support undergraduate students from Washington, D.C. and the surrounding counties. Chuck and Marge Levin founded Chuck Levin‚Äôs Washington Music Center in 1958 as an adjunct to a pawnshop operated by Chuck‚Äôs family. In 1968, they moved the store to Wheaton, Maryland, where it grew to occupy an entire city block. A destination store for professional musicians and devoted amateurs alike, the store has remained a family business and continues to be run by the couple’s children.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

Maud C. Lewis Memorial Peabody Alumni Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Mr. Lewis who studied harp and organ in the conservatory from 1902-1916.

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.

Charlotte Ludlow Hopkins Piano Scholarship

Established in 1950 by the estate of Ms. Hopkins to support piano students.

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.

Jack E. Russell Markert Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1980 for students of the tuba, trombone, or euphonium by Mr. Markert’s mother, Dorothy Markert Cushman and several friends in his memory. Mr. Markert (MM ’69, Music Education) was an original member of the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble.

The Theodore A. Martin Violin Scholarship

Established in 1972 by the estate of Marie Blake to support violin students.

Samuel Masland Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1983 by the estate of Mr. Masland to support french horn or piano students.

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.

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.

Leonora Jackson McKim Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1969 by a bequest from Ms. McKim, an international violin virtuoso who studied at the Royal School of Music in Berlin, performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, and received the Mendelssohn State Prize and a Victoria Star. The award assists a violin student in the field of composition.

The Catharine Laura Stevens Mehr Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Thomas Menehan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1985 in memory of Mr. Menehan for flute students by Roger Dalsheimer (A&S ’49).

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.

W. Edwin Moffett Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1961 by a bequest from Adelaide S. Moffett in memory of her husband who studied Double Bass at Peabody in 1946.

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.

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 Рall 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.

Hedy Oliven Scholarship Fund in Honor of Daniel Heiftetz

Established in 1984 for violin students by Mrs. Oliven in honor of her teacher Mr. Heifetz, who was a member of the Peabody faculty.

Leslie C. Oursler Piano Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988 by a bequest from Mr. Oursler to support piano students.

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.

Peggy Pearlstone Scholarship

Established in 1981 by Jack Pearlstone in memory of his wife, Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone.

Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity General Scholarship

Established in 1969 by the fraternity Phi Mu Alpha.

Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship

Established in 1978 to support cello students by Daniel and Jephta Drachman in memory of her father, a world-renowned cellist. Mrs. Drachman was a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council, and Dr. Drachman is professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Barbara W. Pickus Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1980 by the Bel Canto Singers in memory of Ms. Pickus, who founded and directed the group.

Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation Endowed Piano Scholarship

Established in 2010 by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation to support undergraduate piano students.  The Foundation has also endowed a scholarship in the Preparatory.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬† through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

Mary Stewart Reid Piano Scholarship

Established in 1944 by a bequest from Mrs. Reid who attended Peabody from 1889-1891 to support piano students.

Horace Wolcott Robbins Scholarship Fund

Established in 1944 by a bequest from Cora Carter Robbins in memory her son, Horace Robbins, who studied at the Conservatory.

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.

Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Scholarship

Established in 1978 by the Blaustein-Rosenberg-Thalheimer family group of foundations in honor of Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg (’37, Voice) who later became a Peabody trustee and Advisory Council Member. ¬†The family also endowed the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg ¬†Director of Orchestral Activities.

Marion Savage Rosette Piano Scholarship

Established in 1985 for piano students by Mrs. Rosette, Peab ’19, who taught privately in New York and wrote over 100 songs for children prior to her death in 1991.

Richard Ross Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund

Established in 1954 for organ students by friends and students in memory of Mr. Ross, a Peabody faculty member.

Randolph S. Rothschild Scholarship

Established in 1988 for students of composition by Mr. Rothschild, a 1931 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University who attended the Peabody Preparatory. From the Baltimore area, he served as a Peabody trustee and as a member of the Peabody National Advisory Council.

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.

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.

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.

Jacques T. Schlenger Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Venable, Baetjer & Howard in honor of Mr. Schlenger, A&S ’44, a senior partner at the Baltimore law firm and a University trustee emeritus, who served from 1985 to 1998. He also served as a Peabody Conservatory trustee and was a member of the Peabody Advisory Council.

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.

Steven C. Shea Memorial Guitar Scholarship

Established in 1977 for guitar students by New Jersey residents Charles J. and Carole J. Shea in memory of their son, who studied guitar at the Conservatory.

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.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority General Scholarship

Established in 1957 by the educational sorority, with the participation of Mr. Joseph Laderoute, a member of the Conservatory Voice faculty.

The Esther G. and Joseph Silver Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1984 by a bequest from Mrs. Silver to support violin students.

Albert and Rosa Silverman Scholarship in Piano

Established in 1985 by Albert Silverman, 1933 and 1952 Johns Hopkins University alumnus, to support piano students, in memory of his wife, Rosa Silverman (UC ’29, Piano).

Alexander Sklarevski Piano Scholarship

Established in 1964 for piano students by family and friends in honor of Mr. Sklarevski, a composer and concert pianist.

The Valerie Slingluff Violin Scholarship

Established in 1964 for violin students by William L. Marbury in honor of his grandmother, Mrs. Slingluff. Mr. Marbury studied at Peabody in 1915 and was awarded an honorary degree in 1967.

David C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by a bequest from Mr. Smith.

Albert Snellenburg Scholarship

Established in 1932 by a bequest from Maude F. Snellenburg to support voice students, in memory of her husband.

Florence Solomon Memorial Piano Scholarship

Established in 1958 in memory of Ms. Solomon to support piano students.

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.

The Grace H. Spofford Scholarship

Established to support graduate piano students in memory of Grace Spofford, who got a Teaching Certificate from Peabody in 1913 and a certificate in organ in 1916. ¬†She then went on to work in the Conservatory Dean’s office, and later became Dean of The Curtis Institute.

Dorothy Fahey Stanley Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2015 by the estate of Dorothy Fahey Stanley. The recipient of this scholarship is required to perform annually at Vantage House in Columbia, Maryland, or its successor institution.

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.

Hortense Iseman Stern Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1983 by the estate of Fortuna Iseman Klotz in honor of her sister. Mrs. Klotz was well-known in Baltimore as an amateur championship golfer, a sculptor, painter, and music lover.

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.

Leo B. & Anita Swinderman Memorial Endowment Fund

Established in 2013 by a bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Swinderman to support voice and piano students.

Fanny B. Thalheimer Memorial Scholarships

Established in 1982 by the Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Foundation of Baltimore in memory of Mrs. Thalheimer, who studied piano at the Preparatory as a child.

Marie K. Thatcher Memorial Theory Scholarship

Established in 1981 by the estate of composer Howard. E. Thatcher. .

Zaidee T. Thomas Scholarship

Established in 1983 by a bequest from Zaidee T. Thomas.

Louis McLane Tiffany Piano Scholarship

Established in 1927 by a bequest from Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany in memory of her husband, a well known Baltimore area surgeon, to support piano students.

Louis McLane Tiffany Voice Scholarship

Established in 1927 by a bequest from Evelyn May Bayly Tiffany in memory of her husband, a well known Baltimore area surgeon, to support voice students.

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.

Senator Millard E. Tydings Scholarship

Established in 1984 for Maryland-born piano or violin students by the estate of Kathryn Tydings Eager in honor of her brother and by Mary Eager Campbell, Mrs. Eager’s niece. Mrs. Eager studied violin at Peabody in 1923-24. Senator Millard Tydings represented Maryland in the U.S. Senate for 24 years.

Aber D. Unger Foundation Scholarship

Established in 1984 by the Aber D. Unger Foundation to support students studying brass instruments.

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.

Mary C. Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Mary WalkerEstablished in 2012 by a bequest from Miss Walker, who graduated from the Conservatory in 1934 with a degree in piano, and returned eight years later to work in the Conservatory office. During her 36 years at the Peabody Conservatory, she became the school’s first Director of Alumni Relations. Even after Walker retired in 1976, she remained active with the Conservatory until her death in 2011, at the age of 100.

*The payout of this endowment is doubled¬†through the Johns Hopkins University President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

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.

Annie Wentz Scholarship

Established in 1982 by the estate of Frances Wentz Turner to support voice and vocal accompaniment students in memory of her great-aunt.

Richard E. and Margaret Wertheimer Wolf Scholarship

Established in 1973 by Miriam Wertheimer in memory of her husband.

Edna Dunham Willard Voice Scholarship

Established in 1961 by Alfred Willard in memory of his wife to support voice students. Mrs. Willard was a member of Peabody’s voice faculty from 1916 to 1921.

Elizabeth Winston Piano Scholarship

Established to support piano students by a bequest from Ms. Winston who graduated from Peabody in 1911.

The Harrison L. & Gladys W. Winter Scholarship Fund

Established to support piano students in 2012 by a bequest from Mrs. Winter, a Baltimore native who studied piano at the Conservatory in the 1940’s. Her husband Harrison Winter, was a lawyer who was appointed in 1961 to the U.S. District Court for Maryland by President John F. Kennedy. Five years later, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Mrs. Winter was an avid patron of the arts in Baltimore. In addition to Peabody, she supported Concertante, the Shriver Hall Concert Series, the Walters Art Museum¬†and the Art Seminar Group.

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.

Charles R. Woods Voice Scholarship

Established in 1927 in honor of Charles R. Woods by his wife.

Russell C. and Selina H. Wonderlic Fund

Established in 1985 for graduate students by a bequest from Mr. and Mrs. Wonderlic. Wonderlic was a 1927 graduate of Brown University, where he played the drums in the dance band. During the summer, he played in cruise ship orchestras. In 1942 was sent to manage the Mutual Life Insurance Company branch in Baltimore, where he was active in many musical organizations, serving on the boards of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera Company, and the Lyric Foundation.

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.

Miles M. Young Scholarship

Established in 1986 by Mellasenah Y. Morris (BM ’68, MM ’71, DMA ’80, Piano) in memory of her father. Dr. Morris serves on the faculty and will retire from her current position of Conservatory Dean in the summer of 2014.

G. Raymond Ziegler Endowed Scholarship

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