LIVONIA CIVIC CHORUS

734-542-9071

info@livoniacivicchorus.org

37637 Five Mile Road, Suite 156

Livonia, MI 48154

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SCHOLARSHIPS 

PROVIDED BY THE

LIVONIA CIVIC CHORUS

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.

December 2017

KATHRYN LINZMAIER, Madonna University

Each year, the Chorus provides one scholarship to a  Madonna University vocal music student. For 2017, this scholarship is being awarded to KATHRYN LINZMAIER.

 

Katie has been a part of various choirs and stage productions since she was nine years old. During high school, she studied musical theatre repertoire with Kimberly Swan. She is currently studying opera and art song with Barbara Wiltsie at Madonna University. 

She graduated in Spring 2018 from Madonna University  with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in Broadcast and Cinema Arts.

(left to right) Peggy Gaskill, LCC President, Sharon Krol, Chair, Scholarship Committee, Kathryn Linzmaier, recipient.

May 2018

MIKAYLA WOODCOX, Holmes Middle School

The Livonia Civic Chorus has also partnered for a number of years with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI, to support camp attendance by a Livonia student. This year’s recipient is Mikayla Woodcox, currently a seventh grader at Holmes Middle School. She will attend the 2018 summer vocal music camp. 

The LCC Scholarship Committee and Board decided to support two Livonia-based arts organizations who work with young people in both music and theatrical productions. Each were provided $400 to be able to support young people who are Livonia residents and attend a school in the City of Livonia and want to become involved in programs offered by these organizations.

(left to right) Peggy Gaskill, LCC President, Mikayla Woodcox, recipient, and Sharon Krol, Chair, Scholarship Committee.

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They are Motor City Youth Theatre (founded in 1990 and directed by Nancy Florkowski) 

SECOND SCHOLARSHIP FOR DON STROMBERG

Livonia Music Teacher, Don Stromberg, at left, received another scholarship, 38 years from his first one, for his continued contribution to Livonia's music programs. From right to left are three LCC members who enjoyed working with Don throughout his life: Kurt Meyer from Bentley High School, Matt Godbout from Churchill High School, and Ann Waker from Grant Elementary School. CLICK HERE TO READ DON'S STORY.

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Livonia Community Theatre (founded in 2011 and directed by Pat Hutchison).

December 2018

Shacai recieves her scholarship award

from Sharon Krol, Chair of the LCC Scholarship Committee.

May 2019

The Livonia Civic Chorus has partnered for a number of years with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, MI, to support choral camp attendance by Livonia middle and high school students. This year we were able to provide four partial vocal camp scholarships for Livonia students. The students are Meghan Mastenbrook, Anna Myers, Kaytlin Prush, and Caroline Ronayne. All four attended Frost Middle School, Livonia.

We also provided a small grant to the Livonia Youth Choir for their program advancing the vocal skills of young singers.

SHACAI PITTMAN, Madonna University

Each year, the Chorus provides one scholarship to a  Madonna University vocal music student. For 2018, this scholarship was awarded to SHACAI PITTMAN.

 

Shacai Pittman, born in Detroit, MI, is the youngest of five children from a military family. She is an award-winning vocalist, a third-year student in Madonna's vocal performance program studying under the instruction of Barbra Wiltsie. She will also complete a musical theater certificate at Madonna University. As a 2016 graduate of the Arts Academy in the Woods Performing Arts High School, she was selected as the school's top vocalist. 

 

Shacai, a direct descendant of Mahalia Jackson, has a soulful vocal prowess. Recently she has been a part of musical theater as a Doo-Wop girl, Dionne, in "Little Shop of Horrors," and Marmee March in “Little Women”.

MEGHAN MASTENBROOK
ANNA MYERS
KAYTLIN PRUSH
CAROLINE RONAYNE