The Lou Sawyer Memorial
Scholarship in Music
The Virginia Beach Chorale is pleased to present the annual Lou Sawyer Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Sawyer was our director for many years and this scholarship has been made available by the many friends he made through his musical contributions to the community of Hampton Roads. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating high school senior from the Hampton Roads area who has been accepted by a college or university and plans to major in music. Your contribution allows us to continue Mr. Sawyer's legacy in music education.
Interested students can find the scholarship information packet and application by clicking the links below.
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are available now. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
2019 LOU SAWYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC RECIPIENT
Clara Synowiec, Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School
Clara Synowiec lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Throughout her childhood, she was part of many music organizations. When she was eleven years old, she performed in "Anchors Away" and in "Opsail" in 2012 for the Hurrah Players. She also took vocal and guitar lessons at the age of twelve through the Virginia Beach Music Academy. At fourteen she became a part of the Virginia Children’s Chorus and performed with other choirs, such as The Virginia Beach Chorale at the Sandler Center. Clara is currently a senior at Salem High School for the Visual and Performing Arts Academy for the vocal strand. Through the academy, she has performed at the International Tattoo Festival at the Norfolk Scope Arena, with the Virginia Beach Chorale at the Sandler Center, and at Epcot in Disney World for the candlelight processional. After high school, she plans on attending Tidewater Community College to obtain her core class and then pursue her dream of musical theater at Christopher Newport University.