Dear Grand Traverse Musicale,
Thank you so much for the very generous scholarship money that you awarded me! I really appreciate it! I plan to use it for lessons and music related things.
Maria Evich, 2023
Dear Members of the Grand Traverse Musicale,
Thank you for all of your support throughout the years. I am very honored to have received the generous R. Schilling award this year. I am grateful for having various opportunities to perform in a public place. It has been vital to my growth as a musician. Being around others who also love music creates such a wonderful atmosphere.
I appreciate the kind words and encouragement I have received from so many of the members. Those moments have helped keep me motivated.
I believe in what your group does for our community. What you all give to young musicians is amazing. I will always cherish everyone's time, energy and thoughtfulness.
Ruby Bardenhagen (Scholarship winner, 2022)
Dear Carole (Past President, GTM),
Without letting another minute pass by, I wanted to put it in writing to tell you and all of the members of the Grand Traverse Musicale what a wonderful evening of music was provided at the 2022 Scholarship Winners Recital. The range of talents - all from right here in the Traverse City area - was nothing short of phenomenal. Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you and the GTM members for all the hard work and attention to detail which went into making this marvelous evening of music possible.
Thank you again for your amazing leadership,
Susan Cogswell, President of TSO
I enjoy singing with our Outreach Group and seeing the pleasure we bring to the Nursing Home residents who enjoy singing WITH us. It makes me glad that I’m still a member of Grand Traverse Musicale.
Joy Platteborze (GTM member since 2013)
Dear GT Musicale Membership,
My husband and I are still commenting about last night's (Scholarship Winner) recital. I've been to many in my musical life, and I would have to say this was one of the best I have ever had the opportunity to attend! So, although we attended for (my student), we already put it on our calendar and plan to bring friends to enjoy this amazing concert every year! Thank you for supporting these fine musicians!
JP, instrumental teacher
Hello GT Musicale Folks!
I just wanted to thank you for providing us students with support! I, and I'm sure the other applicants, are so very grateful for you, and all of the time you dedicate to us! You are all so wonderful, and I thank you for doing this.
SC, Scholarship winner, 2022
Dear Grand Traverse Musicale Scholarship Committee,
Thank you so much for this scholarship award. It means a lot to me to be recognized by your organization. This scholarship will be put to good use at Northwestern University in the Bienen School of Music this fall.
I look forward to performing for you in the Winner’s Concert on June 9th.
Thank you again for supporting me these past years.
Audrey Michael (R. Schilling Scholarship winner, 2022)
Grand Traverse Musicale Ladies (and Gentlemen),
Thank you for your generous gift of $300 for my voice. Thank you for everything you do for young musicians in the Grand Traverse Area. I will be using this money to pay for voice lessons with my [teacher]. Again, thank you for all you do, and your encouragement of performing arts in the Grand Traverse Area.
Annie Paulson (Scholarship winner, 2022)
Dear GT Musicale,
Thank you so much for all of your generosity over the past few years. I am so grateful for all that you contributed to further my musical training. The work you do the the community is amazing and I so appreciate the opportunities you have given me. Thank you for always believing in me and for supporting my pursuit of the arts.
Lily Jenkins (Scholarship winner, 2022)
Dear GT Musicale Committee,
Thank you so much for the $500 for vocal lessons. I am overwhelmingly grateful. I am extremely excited to perform for you tonight and hope to make you proud. Thank you for inspiring those in the arts, it means so much. Thank you again!
Molly Ritchie (Scholarship winner. 2022)
Dear GT Musicale
Thank you very much for the generous scholarship. I was able to pay for a summer's worth of voice lessons which have greatly helped me grow as a musician. I believe the competition and concert helped motivate me to work harder. I look forward to submitting my application next year.
Benjamin Leman (Scholarship winner, 2022)
Hello Grand Traverse Musicale!
I am beyond thankful for your Scholarship the past two years. I love studying this magical art that is singing to my fullest capability. With this year's scholarship award I will continue my studies through my senior year and perform at every opportunity. A million thank you's to all who are involved in this amazing program for giving so many students this outstanding opportunity! I cannot wait to perform for you all on [the June recital] and share my gifts as well as listening to the many other talents in our community.
Bella Wilford (Scholarship winner, 2022)