Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation
Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship
Thank you for your interest in the Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship, offered by the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) in collaboration with Valley Conservatory.
At the suggestion of Microwave Dave Gallaher, the MDMEF has developed and implemented a scholarship program entitled the Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship is named for the highly accomplished local Huntsville musician, Danny Hall, who passed away in 2018. A committee comprised of both MDMEF board members, and teachers and administrators from our music education partner, Valley Conservatory, developed criteria and guidelines for current and future applicants of the scholarship. The first recipient was Jonah Hall, and the second was Katie Lee.
The MDMEF is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization devoted to the integration of music with academic learning. The MDMEF works with educators and musicians to develop lesson plans that effectively pair with academic standards. In addition to the education component, the MDMEF also organizes special events where accomplished local musicians perform for students.
The Foundation works with local musicians, educators, and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. The Danny Hall Memorial Music Scholarship is part of that mission. Through this scholarship program, the MDMEF hopes to foster local talented musicians, and enable them to progress in their craft. We are privileged to have Valley Conservatory as a partner in this project. The scholarship provides tuition for one year of study through Valley Conservatory.
Thank you again, and good luck with your audition!
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 2, 2020
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 2, 2020.
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.