Congratulations to 2023-24 Scholarship & Grant Winners

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients of ARS Grants and Scholarships. The assistance that ARS is able to provide comes from the generous donations of our members and the following memorial funds: Andrew Acs, Jennifer Wedgwood Lehmann, Margaret S. DeMarsh, Daniel Morris, Ken Wollitz, the Somerset Hills Scholarship fund, as well as the Educational Outreach Grant fund.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant
  • Tucson Music Therapy, represented by Sierra Norris, to organize a recorder concert series for audiences with disabilities ($450)
  • Montclair Early Music, represented by Julienne Pape, for Jubilee 24, African American Music from Colonial Times Through Today ($500) See related article
Educational Outreach Grant
  • Dug Gap Elementary (Dalton, Georgia), with teacher Clay Fissel, for Ready! Set! Recorder!, a program aimed at expanding an elementary school recorder program ($480)
  • North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS) to develop and present virtual training sessions for recorder professionals ($500)
  • Montclair Early Music, represented by Julienne Pape, for an after-school program to provide recorder instruction and performance opportunities in a school system that no longer offer recorder in the curriculum ($500)
Chapter Grant
  • Central Coast Recorder Society, represented by Karen Bergen, to help organize a workshop with Frances Blaker and Tish Berlin ($300)
Workshop Scholarships
  • Adriana Caro Gomez ($600 for Mideast Workshop)
  • Daniel Parsons ($600 for Mideast Workshop)
  • Dena Davis ($500 for Amherst Festival)
  • Ezra McIntosh ($600 for Amherst Baroque Academy)
  • Michael Domain ($600 for Mideast Workshop)
  • Susan Samuelson ($600 for Mountain Collegium)
  • Teresa Deskur ($500 for Amherst)
  • Sam Dill ($600 for Amherst)
Traveling Teacher Program
  • Triad Early Music Society with guest music director Jody Miller
  • Mercer, Maine, recorder session with guest music director Lawrence Zukof
The American Recorder Society congratulates the individuals and organizations that sought to improve their playing skills and improve the quality and frequency of recorder instruction and performances throughout North America.  See details at