St. Charles Singers is pleased to offer two scholarships of $1,000 each from the R. Gordon Hinners and Alan Berg Funds. These are available to graduating high school seniors from Fox Valley, West suburban and Chicago-area high schools, and alumni from the Sing! Workshop for Teens.

Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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Meet our 2022 Scholarship Winners:

Jaidyn Spears from Neuqua Valley High School plans to study music therapy. She is hard working, diligent, and generous with her time, while being a good musician in both choir and band. Jaidyn works for Alive Inside, a mentoring program that guides students to connect with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients through thoughtful use of music.

Jacob Pangilinan is a graduate of South Elgin High School and plans to study music sducation with a focus on vocal music. Jacob is a well-rounded student with excellent recommendations; one support letter noted that he developed his own personal plan to prepare for a lead in the musical Shrek during the 2020-21 year. He had the role of Lord Farquaad and decided on working out on a treadmill ON HIS KNEES with a mask on. If he could develop lung capacity in that environment, he felt he would be better prepared to perform. We imagine him telling his future students about this…

2023 Scholarships

Apply by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2023

Students who are planning to participate in choral music throughout their college experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be music majors; a strong desire to further one’s choral experience in college is the basic requirement for application.

All scholarship applicants will be notified once the decisions have been made, no later than April 30, 2023. The scholarships will be presented at the evening concert for the Sing! Workshop in July 2023. Winners do not need to be present.

These scholarships are an important mission of St. Charles Singers. The ensemble has greatly benefited from having many choral scholars active over the years in the ensemble’s music-making. St. Charles Singers is also committed to the community in which many of its performances take place and where it is financially supported. The choir wishes to give back to the greater community in which we serve and when possible, share our love and passion for choral music.

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Please attach a listing of your vocal music activities including any clubs, ensembles or theatrical productions (whether at school or your community). Indicate the type of contribution you made ("lead", "section", "cast member")
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Attach a listing of any non-musical school and community activities. Indicate any leadership positions you held, awards or recognitions received and the dates of participation.
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    Attach 3 letters of recommendation attesting to your musical scholarship and dedication, work ethic and leadership ability (no letters from relatives).