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Kent Choral Society
The Kent Choral Society was founded in 1998 by members of the Kent Chorus, a community-university organization at Kent State University. The Society's mission statement reflects a broad range of goals:
To increase awareness and appreciation in the community of our heritage of great choral music through performance and advocacy;
To promote the development of choral arts and choral organizations;
To support choral programs at Kent State University;
To assist musicians at all levels to improve their skills, knowledge and enjoyment of choral music;
To encourage community, friendship and civic engagement through shared musical experiences;
To raise public awareness of the Kent Chorus and the Kent Choral Society;
To help the Kent Chorus plan at least two public concerts a year;
To encourage wider participation in the Kent Chorus and other choral activities;
To establish one or more choral scholarships for students at Kent State University; and,
To develop a fundraising plan in support of our activities.
Choral Conducting Scholarship
The Kent Choral Society is dedicated to providing scholarship funds to students interested in pursuing the choral arts as a career.
One or more choral-conducting scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate junior and senior students exhibiting strong interest in becoming choral conductors. Applicants must be members of the KSU Chorale and full-time students (registered for 12+ hours) in good academic standing. Applicants must complete an application form and appear for a personal interview with the Kent Choral Society Scholarship Selection Committee and the KSU Director of Choral Activities.
Scholarships awarded will be based on the qualifications of the applicants. Recipients of these scholarships are expected to be members of the Kent Chorus and the KSU Chorale in the fall and spring of the year the scholarship is awarded.