Support Programs

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.

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 2022-23, WMC awarded the following:

Charlottesville City:

one standard trumpet for Walker Upper ES
Susan Allen, Band Director

one bass clarinet for Walker Upper ES
Robert Dunnenberger, Band Director

Albemarle County:

80 recorder packages for Agnor Hurt ES
Marc Barron, Music Teacher

percussion instruments for Brownsville ES
Trevor Bricker, Music teacher

4 xylophones for Crozet ES
Tracy Brown, Music Specialist

6 keyboard sets for Lakeside MS
Andrea Walkup, Chorus Teacher

2 guitar stands for Monticello HS
Michael Strickler, Band Director

one xylophone for Murray ES
Julia Conceison, Music Teacher

one horn for Western Albemarle HS
Joel Hartshorn, Director of Bands

Fluvanna County:

a sight-singing program for Fluvanna County HS
Sara Harder, Choir Director

Greene County:

choral folders and Mystic instruction material for William Monroe MS
Melissa Hanson, Choir Director

music and technical equipment for William Monroe HS
Matt Gozzard, Creative Music Teacher

2 keyboards for William Monroe HS
Nate Whittaker, Director of Music

Madison County:

marching band sound equipment for Madison County HS
Sarah Humphreys, Band Director

Nelson County:

3 ukuleles for Tye River ES
Ryan Wells, Music Teacher

Orange County:

sound equipment for Locust Grove PS
Lisa Muller, Music Teacher