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For many years, the Livonia Civic Chorus has provided scholarships to deserving vocal music students enrolled in educational institutions within the City of Livonia. Since 1970 when the Livonia Civic Chorus Scholarship Program was created, we have awarded scholarships to at least 97 Livonia middle school, high school, or college students to further their music studies.

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Livonia Civic Chorus Scholarship Program Continues with a Donation from the Robert Hardies Family Trust

The Members of the Livonia Civic Chorus have long been supportive of future vocalists through an annual scholarship award to a student from Madonna University's Vocal Performance Program. As a result of a recent major donation from the Robert Hardies Family Trust, we have been able to reinstate such an award for December 2022. 


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Scholarship Winner for 2022

Tenor John (Jack) Nicodemo is a senior vocal performance major at Madonna University. He has been performing for nine years, during which he sang with The Canton Concert Band, The Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra as a Madonna Chorale member, and has been involved in over forty theatrical productions. Most recent performances with MU Lyric Theatre include Urinetown: The Musical, Here's A How-de-do, and Into the Woods as The Baker. He would like to thank Andrew Palmer in video taping his performance and to the Livonia Civic Chorus for this opportunity in receiving the scholarship.

Click HERE to hear John singing "The First Noel" accompanied by Lynette Popoff-Parks


Scholarship Program Updates-Spring 2023


Livonia Civic Chorus (LCC) is pleased to announce the return of its Scholarship Program for our 2022 -2023 season. We would like to thank the Robert Hardies Family Trust for its generous donation which made it possible to revise and re-start this program.


Our focus this spring session has been on supporting youth arts organizations that operate in Livonia and provide vocal music opportunities for local youth. Our aim is provide scholarship funds to help directly reduce the cost of participation for students, in the hopes it will encourage more students to participate in arts programs.


With that in mind, the Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce it is awarding $600 each to Motor City Youth Theater and the Livonia Community Theater in support of their summer youth programs.


Motor City Youth Theatre is a professional educational youth theatre company and was founded in 1990 by Fred and Nancy Florkowski. LCC scholarship funds will go to help reduce the cost of each student that enrolls in the 2023 MCYT Summer Musical Theatre Day Camp.


Livonia Community Theatre was founded in 2011 by Patricia Hutchison, a retired music and drama teacher. This summer will be the 13th year that LCT has offered musical summer camps for kids, and funds from the LCC will help provide scholarships for students in financial need.


A big thanks goes to our LCC Scholarship Committee for their work on this project.

Andrew Palmer and Ann Waker (Co-chairs)

Carol Selleck, Janet Stechholz, Martha Andridge,

Carol Verkennis and Sharon Krol (consultant).

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