Support Programs

University Music Major Scholarships:

Annual scholarships are awarded to select music majors attending a Virginia university. These students are featured in performance at WMC's January MUSICAL INTERLUDE fundraising event. Recipients are chosen by the university music departments.

2023-2024 Recipients:

Aiden Douglas, piano - James Madison University

Elías Aguirre, tenor - Shenandoah Univeristy

Alex Suh, piano - University of Virginia

Student Symphony Player Music Lesson Scholarships: 

The WMC supports the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia by funding private music lessons for up to four student symphony players each year. Recipients are chosen by the Symphony staff and principals. Private music lessons are not covered as part of tuition costs at the University of Virginia, so these scholarships help to increase students’ proficiency on their instrument and can also help train students to play less commonly played instruments that are needed for a specific ensemble or specific orchestral works. 

Educational Outreach Funds: 

Funds are annually given to area public school music programs for the purchase of music teaching resources.  In 2023-24, WMC awarded the following:

Charlottesville City:

Oboe/Euphonium for Walker Upper ES
David Gresko and Susan Allen,  Band Directors

Albemarle County:

Recorders packages for Agnor Hurt ES
Marc Barron, Music Teacher

Roll-up Pianos for Crozet ES
Tracy Brown, Music Specialist

Glockenspiel Cart for Henley MS
Jeff Melton, Band Director

Guest Artists (and WMC Headphones) for Journey MS
Janelle Ellis, Band, Choir, and Guitar Director

Xylophones and Orff Stands for Ivy ES
Cheryl Whitmore-Simpson, Music Teacher

Buzzers for Horn Technique for Monticello HS
Michael Strickler, Band Director

Keyboards, cable hangers (and WMC headphones and tablets) for Woodbrook ES
Leonard Grasso, Music Teacher

Digital Piano (And WMC headphones and tablets) for Western Albemarle HS
Joel Hartshorn, Director of Bands

Sound Equipment for Western Albemarle HS
Abby Smith, Choir Teacher

Fluvanna County:

Digital pianos for Fluvanna County HS
Sara Harkrader, Choir Director

Greene County:

Guitar. Bass, hangers, and amplifier for William Monroe MS/HS
Matthew Gozzard, Creative Music Teacher

Orange County:

Instrument repair kit for Orange County HS
Allison Satterwhite, Bands Director