Scholarship

John Chenoweth

One of our long time Michiana Male Chorus members passed away in early January 2017 after a very tragic Christmas Day auto accident. John Chenoweth was a wonderful man, deeply devoted to his family and sang in men’s choruses for over 60 years. Numerous contributions were made to the Michiana Male Chorus in his memory and it was easily decided to rename the Scholarship fund in his honor.   As in the past, we look forward to awarding this scholarship money ($1 ,000 annually) to a young person interested in pursuing a music career.

Our most recent recipient, Chase Andrea, is completing his senior year at Ball State University and has a very busy schedule not only at school but with participation in numerous plays and musicals and is currently participating in a Christmas musical in Indianapolis during this 2018 holiday season.

We certainly will be supporting John’s great grandson, Addison Gosa, as he enters High School and will be attending specific educational and performance camps and seminars and he has already shown an amazing talent for performance at school and even at our concerts.  He will be participating in our upcoming public Christmas concert on 12/16/18 at the Community Congregational Church.

If you would like to support this fund with a contribution, please contact us. If you have someone in mind who is studying music (primarily vocal) in college right now who could be an additional  candidate for us to consider, please let us know and encourage them to make contact with us via this web site.

John was instrumental in keeping the chorus alive back in 1985 when remnants of the Elks Club Chorus, the Bendix Chorus and the Blue Notes from Tyler in Niles were slowly losing ground, so those remaining members formed the Michiana Male Chorus with John and a couple others leading the way. We truly miss his leadership, his devotion and his voice.

Contributions can be mailed to the address on our Contact page and you will receive an acknowledge form for tax purposes as the Chorus is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Thank you very much!