Welcome to the Pratt Music Foundation.|
Our mission is the support of classical music in our community, primarily through scholarships for deserving youth.
Our Christmas Newsletter 2012 is available here.
The Pratt Music Scholars for 2012-13.
The Pratt Music Foundation Board of Directors reviewed 51 applications in June and selected 23 Pratt Music Scholars (as always, there were more qualified applicants than scholarships available):
Five Violin Scholarships: Hurst Strings Scholar Shelby Bays (NCWHS, 11th grade), Beth Newdome Violin Scholar Frankie Tiede (Parkside Elementary, 3rd grade), Mozart Classical Music Scholar Selena Aviles (BJHS, 8th grade), Adolph Buchanan Classical Music Scholar Isaiah Crews (BJHS, 6th grade), Joslin Family Classical Music Scholar Kennede Haynes (Evans JHS, 7th grade).
Five Cello Scholarships: McCauley Classical Music Scholar Alexis Bowers (BHS, 9th grade), Elterich Family Music Scholar JaKiah Jolly (Evans JHS, 8th grade), Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust Scholar Samuel Skinner (Cornerstone, 9th grade), Zuill Bailey Strings Scholar Rob Reinbrecht (U-HI, 11th grade), Eric Dean Tapley Classical Music Scholar Emma Papineau (NCWHS, 10th grade).
One Viola Scholarship: Heartland Bank Classical Music Scholar Julia Hilt (BJHS, 7th grade).
Twelve Piano Scholarships: Shirk Family Music Scholar Kaylin Richards (Bent, 4th grade), Awadagin Pratt Piano Scholar Isaac Spencer (home-school, 6th grade), Pratt Music Foundation Scholar Isabelle Jacobsen (Metcalf, 6th grade), Minor Myers jr Classical Music Scholar Marquise Bonaparte (NCHS, 9th grade), Darrell Looney Classical Music Scholar Mark Dover (BHS, 11th grade), PNC Foundation Classical Music Scholar Josiah Henry (home-school, 2nd grade), Pratt Music Foundation Scholar Annalise Jacobsen (Metcalf, 2nd grade), Hartnell Family Music Scholar Savion Jackson (Cornerstone, 4th grade), Sofie L. Eisenberg Memorial Piano Scholar Melody Kramme (BHS, 10th grade), Jerry Antonini Piano Scholar Kennedy Lovell (Oakland, 1st grade), Harriet and Phares O'Daffer Classical Music Scholar Deonte Mosely (BJHS, 7th grade), Jennie and Scott King Classical Music Scholar Nakiya Rice (Irving, 3rd grade).
Pratt Scholar Demographics:
Fourteen scholars are from Bloomington, 8 scholars from Normal, and one from Gridley. Twelve students study piano, 5 study violin, five study cello, and 1 viola. Nine scholars attend District 87, 7 attend Unit 5, 2 attend private schools, 3 attend the ISU laboratory schools, and 2 are home-schooled. They range from 2nd grade to 11th grade.
Download our 8-page
Scholarship Application Package PDF
Pratt Music Foundation
c/o Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900