Three voice students at Northwestern State University have been selected as the 2019-20 recipients of the Guillory Scholarship for Vocal Excellence. The scholarship was instated through the NSU Foundation by Megan Guillory, a former voice student at NSU.
The recipients are Emily Adams of Raceland, a sophomore music major with a performance concentration; Michelle Moline of Bossier City, a senior music major with a performance concentration, and Amanda Charles, a graduate student from Houston. Adams and Charles are students of Terrie Sanders. Moline is a student of Marcy McKee.
“Receiving the Guillory Scholarship means so much to me,” said Charles. “It shows me that I have someone that believes in me as a performer and also gives me the extra push that I needed to continue on with my studies. I am truly grateful for this blessing.”
Guillory recently held auditions to determine the recipients, who must be voice majors with at least a 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship awards $500 per recipient in both the fall and spring semesters.
“To know that my university is supporting me in all that I do and that alumni are impressed with what I’m doing is such an honor and I can’t be more thankful for everything they do for me,” said Adams. “I always accept anything given to me with such appreciation. I will use this scholarship to further my vocal education. I am so thankful for alumni reaching out and helping us further our aspirations.”
For more information on music programs at Northwestern State go to capa.nsula.edu/music. To find out about establishing a scholarship at NSU, go to northwesternstatealumni.com/nsufoundation.