Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Winners! The following awards are from our auditions held in February and March 2020. We have continued announcing the monetary amounts in addition to places. You will see a lot of variance in the number of awards per scholarship fund, as well as in the amount of the awards. This variance is due to the value of the scholarship funds, as we take a certain percentage to use for scholarship awards annually. Please note that the award amounts may change in the years to follow, depending on the fund performance and number of applicants. The incredible number of awards and amount of money that is available to Berks County music students is the direct result of a generous community that has invested in the future of music for generations.

All students will receive their comment sheets from the adjudicators, and award recipients will receive information on how their award can be used, all in the next week.

ENSEMBLE AWARDS

Trading Four, Jazz Quartet
Sashank Sridhar, Tenor Sax
Joel Evans, Drum Set
Isaiah Nygard, Piano
Cormick Costello, String Bass
Chuck Loeb Memorial Jazz Fund, HS & College Ensemble Award Recipient
$1,000.00

Bulldog Jazz Trio
Ben Rada, Drum Set
Ben Small, Alto Sax
Griffin Saar, Guitar
Chuck Loeb Memorial Jazz Fund, MS Ensemble Award Recipient
$300.00

COLLEGE AWARDS

Samuel L. Correnti Scholarship

George Haage RMTA Scholarship Fund

Mildred Mogel Engle Scholarship Fund

Lewis “Skip” Norcott Low Brass Scholarship Fund

Ruth & Spencer Overholser Orchestral String Scholarship

Elaine Bausher Post Scholarship

Kathryn I. Schiffner Scholarship

Helen Smith RMTA Scholarship

Charlotte B. Wicklein Scholarship

ATONEMENT BACH SCHOLARSHIP

Atonement Bach Scholarship

BRASS AWARDS

THOMAS W. & EDNA GARRETT BALKCOM BRASS SCHOLARSHIP

HENRY A. & ELIZABETH GASS BRASS SCHOLARSHIP

LEWIS “SKIP” NORCOTT HS BRASS SCHOLARSHIP

PERCUSSION AWARDS

WILLIS M. RAPP PERCUSSION FUND

PIANO & ORGAN AWARDS

BRUCE B. BENGTSON KEYBOARD & ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 9-10

BRUCE B. BENGTSON KEYBOARD & ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 11-12

WILLIAM G. & REBECCA GASS BUTLER ACCOMPANIST FUND

THOMAS W. & MARION CHRISTMAN BALKCOM SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 1-3

THOMAS W. & MARION CHRISTMAN BALKCOM SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 4-6

D’ADDESSI FAMILY HOMESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

ROBERT R. KREITZ – MARK A. HORNBERGER PIANO SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 5-6

ROBERT R. KREITZ – MARK A. HORNBERGER PIANO SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 7-8

RUNYEON PIANO SCHOLARSHIP ACCOMPANIST AWARD

RUNYEON PIANO SCHOLARSHIP SOLO AWARD

ANN W. SOUDERS PIANO FUND

STRING & HARP AWARDS

AYNARDI FAMILY CLASSICAL GUITAR SCHOLARSHIP

PETER J. BRYE CELLO & HARP AWARD

D’ADDESSI FAMILY HOMESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

KATHERINE N. QUARTNER – RITA QUARTNER HERMAN STRING SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 1-3

KATHERINE N. QUARTNER – RITA QUARTNER HERMAN STRING SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 4-6

KATHERINE N. QUARTNER – RITA QUARTNER HERMAN STRING SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 7-9

KATHERINE N. QUARTNER – RITA QUARTNER HERMAN STRING SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 10-12

THOMAS B. SOUDERS STRING SCHOLARSHIP

WOODWIND AWARDS

DAVID BILGER WOODWIND SCHOLARSHIP

ANN CUSANO/KIM WEBSTER DOUBLE REED SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 7-9

ANN CUSANO/KIM WEBSTER DOUBLE REED SCHOLARSHIP GRADES 10-11

THOMAS W. & EDNA GARRETT BALKCOM WOODWIND SCHOLARSHIP

WORK FAMILY WOODWIND FUND GRADES 7-9

WORK FAMILY WOODWIND FUND GRADES 10-12

INSTRUMENT AWARDS

Reading Musical Foundation has a generous instrument award program available to students of certain instruments. Details about each instrument will be sent to the individual student.

Ownership of Yamaha Piccolo or Use of Powell Sonare Flute

Fegley’s Violin Shop Violin Award (Use of pre-professional 4/4 Violin)

VOICE AWARDS

HOLLY ALTENDERFER – NANCY VOIGT MS VOICE SCHOLARSHIP

ISABEL W. SONDHEIM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ENSEMBLE AWARDS

CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL JAZZ JAM SCHOLARSHIP
Trading Four, Jazz Quartet
Sashank Sridhar, Tenor Sax
Joel Evans, Drum Set
Isaiah Nygard, Piano
Cormick Costello, String Bass
Chuck Loeb Memorial Jazz Fund, Ensemble Award Recipient
$1,000.00