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.  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.

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.

At this time in 2024, we have no recipient for this scholarship money as our most recent young men, Ben Biggers and Chase Andrea have moved on past college and are pursuing careers.   However, we will likely be supporting John’s great grandson, Addison Gosa, as he enters High School and will be attending specific educational and performance camps and seminars.  He is developing into quite a singer and has already shown an amazing talent for performance at school and even at our concerts with excellent stage presence.

Until then, the Chorus is open to entertaining new candidates.  If you have someone in mind who is studying music (primarily vocal) in college right now who could be an additional  candidate for our board to consider, please encourage them to make contact via this web site and refer to the form below.

If you would like to support this fund with a contribution, your check 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!

John Chenoweth Scholarship Application (1)