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Midway College Announces Choral Scholars Program

MIDWAY, Ky. - Midway College is proud to announce a new scholarship program for talented female singers who enroll beginning in the Fall 2010 semester. The Midway Choral Scholars Program Scholarship will be awarded to up to twenty accomplished female vocalists per year who wish to continue serious vocal performance as they pursue their college degree. The scholarship award total will be up to $10,000 per year including any additional academic scholarships awarded.

"Midway College has a long musical history so adding a choral scholars program makes sense for us to attract some of the best vocalists to our campus," said Dr. William B. Drake, Jr., President of Midway College.

The College will begin accepting applications immediately with a deadline of April 1, 2010 to be considered for acceptance for the 2010-2011 academic year. Applicants must have:

* An ACT score of 18 or better or composite SAT score of 1290
* A High School or College GPA of 2.75 or better
* Be enrolled full-time in the Women's Day Program at Midway College (12 or more credit hours per semester)
* Complete a Choral Scholars Program Application
* Participate in an on-campus audition (required for consideration). If travel is not possible students may submit an audition tape/media presentation.

The Midway College Choral Scholars program will be directed by Dr. Johnie Dean, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Midway College Music Director. In addition, he is the Assistant Conductor of the Lexington Singers and he is serving in his 10th year as an adjunct professor of Music Theory at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dean is the arranger/orchestrator for UK's annual productions: "Grand Night for Singing" and "Victorian Square Christmas Sing-Along." A Kentucky native, he has been composing and arranging music for nearly 30 years.

Application forms for this scholarship are available at http://www.midway.edu/sites/default/files/ChoralScholars.pdf

For application questions and admissions information contact Erika Smith, Director of Admission, 859-846-5347 or easmith@midway.edu

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