NHGMC’s $1000 Student Scholarship for 2018
Keeping with our longstanding tradition of giving back to our community, and as a community service to the young people of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to offer our NHGMC 2018 $1000 Student Scholarship!
The winning 2018 candidate shall be a graduating New Hampshire high school senior (academic year 2017-2018) and a New Hampshire resident, with plans to major in the Performing Arts as a full-time student.
The 2018 Scholarship Application form will be posted here at some point during the 2017-2018 school year. Please check this page again.
Congratulations Christian Stewart of Holderness – NHGMC’s 2017 Student Scholarship recipient!
All of us at NHGMC give our heartfelt congratulations to Christian P. Stewart of Holderness NH — our Student Scholarship recipient for 2017! Christian, who graduates with honors from Plymouth Regional High School (PRHS) on June 3, plans to attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs NY where he will major in Music with career aspirations not only to perform as a musician but also to teach music to students of all ages. An avid saxophonist, Christian’s passion for music began just a few years ago, particularly with his love of jazz and jazz fusion. He was motivated by songs like Joe Zawinul’s Birdland. Christian is also a clarinet, trumpet, and piano player, and he’s also begun to compose music. At PRHS, Christian joined all the available bands and singing groups. (Yes, he sings too!) Last Spring, he received the Outstanding Member of Jazz Band award; he is the band’s captain and section leader. Last year Christian was selected for both the All New England Band and All New England Jazz Festivals. He has also participated in the Lakes Region Music Festival for the past three years.
Last summer, Christian went to two music camps — Ithaca College Summer Music Academy and the Lake Winni Music Camp in Moultonboro, where he will be an intern this summer. While at camp, Christian was a mentor for many campers. Christian also has a passion for community-service work. He’s volunteered at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center, the PRHS Craft Fair and Cultural Arts Night, and the White Mountain Youth Hockey’s Learn to Skate program. But wait, there’s more! Christian is also an actor. He’s held lead roles in at least four plays, including “Jimmy” in Thoroughly Modern Millie. And that means he’ll love our performance of Forget About the Boy in our Spring concert program!
As for his dream of a career in music, Christian says: ‘I know this will be a difficult career path to follow but I also know that if I do not try to spend my life doing what makes me happiest, I will spend my life regretting it.’
Best of luck, Christian, in your performing arts career. We at NHGMC are proud to help make your dream come true.
About our 2016 recipient – Emma Eafrati of Manchester
Our 2016 Scholarship recipient, Emma K. Eafrati of Manchester, graduated from Manchester Memorial High School on June 4, 2016. She is attending the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and majoring in Music Education. Emma plans a career teaching music for elementary- and middle-school children. During her high school years, Emma, an accomplished saxophonist, was a member of many different bands — high school bands and statewide bands — and even served as Drum Major and section leader. An honor student, Emma also exhibited a passion for many different types of volunteer work. Before going to UNH, she also attended many youth musical schools and studied, among other things, music theory, music appreciation, and advanced instrumental studies.
About our 2015 recipient – Heather J. Hunt of Gilmanton
Our 2015 student scholarship recipient, Heather J. Hunt of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, graduated from Gilford High School, class of 2015. Hope is attending Keene State College, majoring in Theater with a focus on Acting and Directing. Heather has already amassed an incredible number of accomplishments. She is an active writer with a goal of writing, casting, and directing her own plays. Before going to Keene, she had already acted in more than 30 musicals and plays and had been involved in all aspects of theater — directing, playwriting, management, set design, costumes, properties, and makeup.
About our 2014 recipient – Hope L. Aubrey of Sandown
Our 2014 student scholarship recipient, Hope L. Aubrey of Sandown, New Hampshire, graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, New Hampshire, Class of 2014. At Timberlane, Hope ranked fourth academically in her Senior class of 347 students. Hope attends the prestigious, world-renowned Hartt School in Connecticut. The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing-arts conservatory of the University of Hartford, with programs in music, dance, and theatre. Hope planned on majoring in Clarinet Performance. Hope and her proud parents attended our Manchester It’s Showtime! concert on May 18, 2014, at the Derryfield School, where she was introduced to the audience.
About our 2013 recipient – Roland Erik DuBois of Gilford
Our 2013 student scholarship recipient, Roland Erik DuBois of Gilford, New Hampshire, graduated from Gilford High School, Class of 2013, and he is pursuing a career in the Performing Arts with a major in Musical Theatre at Plymouth State University. Throughout his high school years, Roland exhibited tremendous dedication to his interest and passion for music, theatre, achievement, community, and academia.
About our 2012 recipient – Bailie deLacy of Hollis
Bailie deLacy of Hollis, New Hampshire, was the lucky recipient of our 2012 student scholarship! Bailie graduated from Hollis Brookline High School on June 16, 2012. An aspiring actress, she is attending Boston University as a full-time student majoring in the Performing Arts.