PMF 2015 Scholarship Winner
The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Eva Jade Webber a senior at Sturgeon Bay High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Eva will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.
Applicants must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts, and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from music professional and from the student's high school principal. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors then reviews the applications and selects a recipient. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship is awarded for three years beginning with the sophomore year and continuing through the senior year. The recipient must send an annual update plus proof of continuing registration as a music student
“The committee was so impressed with Eva’s essay and accomplishments,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “We wondered when she sleeps.”
In her essay, Eva spoke of her love of composition and how she has pursued her love of music outside of the tradition high school setting. Her collaboration with other Door County musicians led to a CD of her original songs and the start of her own music business including copywriting her CD. In 2013 she attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in the singer-songwriter program. Eva will be honored at the Saturday, August 15 concert of the Peninsula Music Festival. Eva and her family will attend as guests of the Festival.