Presser Scholar Selected

Joseph Beaver playing trumpetJoseph Beaver has been selected as this year's Presser Scholar. Based on academic achievement in their junior year, each Presser Scholar receives a monetary award to be used to offset costs such as instruments, repair/maintenance, travel, membership fees, etc.

Recent Presser Scholars have included:

Hoa T. Pham, 2017
Kelsey L. Benigni, 2016
Sophia M. Graf, 2015

About The Presser Foundation

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music performance and education through general operating and program grants to music organizations; capital grants for music building projects; undergraduate and graduate student awards; and assistance to retired music teachers.  Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 75-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia.  For more information:

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

It's time for bigger goals
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