The 2018 – 2019 Scholarships
13 Full Scholarships were awarded to deserving students at the Uptown Music Collective.
Alice Hileman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Carl Knapp.
Alice Hileman Scholarship Info...
This was the first scholarship fund established here at the Collective. This fund was started in 2009 by in memory of her mother, Alice Hileman, and was the catalyst for the UMC Scholarship Program. We are extremely grateful to have this long-standing scholarship renewed year after year.
The recipient of this scholarship is Carl Lapp. Carl is brand new to the Uptown Music Collective and began participation in our programs this month.
Angelina's Song Scholarship
Awarded to Isabella Cole.
Angelina's Song Scholarship Info...
The Uptown Music Collective would recognize and thank The Angelina’s Song Foundation for the newest addition to the Collective’s scholarship lineup, the Angelina’s Song Scholarship.
The Angelina’s Song Foundation’s mission is to help create and improve music therapy programs in children’s hospitals across the nation, to offer music-related wish items to sick children and teens, all while supporting pediatric cancer research. This scholarship is to go to a student who has been diagnosed with a critical or chronic illness, or who aspires to become a music therapist. This fund will provide 1 full scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year to a student who meets these specifications.
We would like to thank the stewards of this scholarship, Nicole and Lou Miele for starting this scholarship fund with us this year and bringing the UMC into the Angelina’s Song family.
The recipient of this scholarship is Isabella Cole. Isabella has been a vocal and piano student here at the Collective for going on 6 years. She is one of
Blaise Alexander Family Scholarship
Awarded to Ashlyn Bird and Abigail Jamison.
Blaise Scholarship Info...
The Uptown Music Collective would like to thank the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships who began The Blaise Alexander Family Scholarship Fund last year and continued it this year through sponsoring our Scholarship Fundraising Performance this past January at the CAC. This fund will provide 2 full scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. We would like to thank the Blaise Alexander Family, especially Adam and Aubrey Alexander, for their continued stewardship of these scholarships.
The first recipient of this year’s Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships scholarship is Ashlyn Bird. Ashlyn has been a Collective student for 7 years studying piano and vocals. She is a member of Special Performance Group 1 as a Keyboardist and a member of the Community Performance Group, Sonic Wall Party.
The second recipient of this year’s Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships scholarship is Abby Jamison. Abby has been a Collective student for over three years taking vocal lessons. Abby is an active participant in iOn Uptown and a UMC Vocal Workshop.
Awarded to AJ Chapman.
Brickyard Scholarship Info...
We would like to thank our neighbors at The Brickyard and The Stonehouse, especially Tony Ecker, for the continued support of the Collective and stewardship of this scholarship.
This year’s recipient is Alonzo Chapman. Aj has been a student at the Collective for over two years, starting out as a Summer Music Camp participant before becoming a full-time guitar student. Aj is heavily involved with the Tech Monkey and iOn Uptown Programs as well as participation in our Student Showcases. Aj is pictured here with the management crew of both The Brickyard & The Stonehouse.
Colonel's Community Scholarship
Awarded to Tate Berkey.
KFC Scholarship Info...
The recipient of this scholarship for 2018-2019 is Tate Berkey. Tate has been a student at the Collective for over four years. He is one of the top drummers in both of our performance programs. He recently made the trip to Memphis with the Collective’s 3rd Street Blues Band during the 2018 International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase. Tate is also heavily active in his school’s marching band and music program. Tate just started his senior year of high school.
Lew Gilberti Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Molly Chapman.
Lew Gilberti Scholarship Info...
The Uptown Music Collective would recognize and thank the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, especially FCFP President & CEO, Jennifer Desmond Wilson and Director of Grantmaking, Betty Gilmour for the continued stewardship of The Lew Gilberti Memorial Scholarship Fund.
This fund was started in memory of local musician Lew Gilberti by his family and friends and will provide 1 full scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.
The recipient of this scholarship is Molly Chapman. Molly has been a student at the Collective for 7 years studying vocals, piano, and guitar. Molly is also a member of SPG1. Along with performing, Molly is also active in the iOn Uptown program here at the Collective
Awarded to Dominic Freden.
Guitarley's Scholarship Info...
The Uptown Music Collective would recognize and thank UMC Alum, Sean Robert Farley for starting the Guitarley’s Scholarship Fund this year at the Collective. This fund will provide 1 full scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year and is given based upon merit.
Preference is given to up and coming guitar students as per the steward’s request. Students do not apply for this scholarship but are chosen by the UMC staff based upon their dedication, ability, and work ethic. We would like to thank Sean, the owner/proprietor of Guitarley’s, and the steward of this new scholarship fund here at the Collective.
The recipient of this scholarship is Dom Fredin. Dom has been a guitar student here at the Collective for over two years. He has performed in our Community Performance Program and is starting his first performance season with the Special Performance Program this year. Dom has shown growth and a real aptitude to the guitar which makes him the perfect candidate for this scholarship.
Awarded to Cameron Temple and Connor Evans.
RVT Scholarship Info...
Both of this year’s recipients of the River Valley Transit scholarships are BRAND NEW to the Uptown Music Collective and will begin participation in our programs in September. They are Cameron Temple and Conner Evans. We look forward to following their musical journey here at the Collective.
UPMC Susquehanna Scholarship
Awarded to Stephanie Nappi and Mackenzie Powell.
UPMC Scholarship Info...
The first recipient of this scholarship is Stephanie Nappi. Stephanie has been a piano and vocal student at the Collective for the past year and a half. She is an active participant in our Tech Monkey program as well as various Collective workshops. She recently joined a UMC Community Performance Group in September.
The second recipient of this scholarship is Mackenzie Powell. Kenni has been a student here at the Collective for over four years focusing primarily on vocals but has also taken keyboard lessons during her time here. She is a leader in our Tech Monkey & iOn Uptown programs, helping to instruct the younger students, as well as a member of our Community Performance Program and our Special Performance Program having performed on the CAC, CTL, and Millbrook stages for the past two years.
Uptown Staff Scholarship
Awarded to Julia Sauers.
Collective Scholarship Info...
Julia has been an outstanding student at the Collective going on six years studying guitar and vocals. She is a leader in our Tech Monkey & iOn Uptown programs, helping to instruct the younger students, as well as a member of our Community Performance Program and our Special Performance Program having performed on the CAC, CTL, and Millbrook stages for the past two years.