Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation
Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship
On behalf of the Microwave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF), we would like to thank you for your interest in the Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship. The music scholarships are offered by the MDMEF in collaboration with Valley Conservatory.
The Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship is funded by the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation www.microwavedaveMEF.org in collaboration with Valley Conservatory. In 2021 the MDMEF increased the number of scholarships that could be awarded from one recipient to two. The scholarship pays tuition for one year of music lessons to a deserving young musician who could benefit from expert tutoring and financial assistance.
At the suggestion of the Foundation's namesake, Microwave Dave Gallaher, the MDMEF developed and implemented a scholarship program in memory of local Huntsville musician Danny Hall, titled the Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship. Danny Hall, who was a beloved and very accomplished local musician, passed away in 2018. A committee comprised of MDMEF board members, and teachers and administrators from Valley Conservatory, developed criteria and guidelines for applicants to submit for the scholarship. The first recipient was Jonah Hall, the son of Danny Hall. The second was Katie Lee. Recipients for the two 2021 scholarships were Anna Katherine Spangler and Isaac Gentle.
The Foundation, which is a non-profit 501(c)3, works with local musicians, educators and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. The Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship has become an integral part of that mission. Through this scholarship program, MDMEF hopes to assist and foster talented young musicians, enabling them to progress in their craft as well as in life.
Applicants for the Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship are required to submit an application that include the requirements listed below. The submissions will be judged by the MDMEF and Valley Conservatory committee and all applicants will be notified of the final selection. Applicants are encouraged to resubmit for the following years selection process, if they are not selected for the current years music lessons.
The 2021 Scholarship application process will open up on September 6, 2021, and applications should be submitted no later than November 5, 2021, for the 2022 music lesson award. We are extremely proud to have Valley Conservatory as a partner in this project.
For additional information or questions concerning the Scholarship, please contact Ms. Kathy Fisher, MDMEF coordinator, at email@example.com
Thank you for your interest and good luck with your audition. We look forward to seeing you on the "Big Stage” one day..
Microwave Dave and the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation
Guidelines for Audition
Play 2 pieces in different styles or moods
Memorization is not required
Student will provide their own accompanist
Appropriate clothing is required
Audition is to be recorded and sent with completed application, completed interview questions, 2 letters of recommendation by November 5, 2021
Tips for a Successful Audition
Prepare thoroughly in the weeks before your audition.
Wear neat, appropriate clothing.
Take a moment to focus on your tempo before you begin playing.
Remember your dynamics and expression.
Bear in mind little mistakes do not matter; just keep going.
Your Application, two letters of recommendations and a video are due by November 5, 2021.
Click the button below to enter your information for the Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship. On this application form there is a field to upload your two letters of recommendation and a field to upload your audition video.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Kathy Fisher.