Frank DeMiero Music Scholarship
The Sno-King Community Chorale (SKCC) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Frank DeMiero Music Scholarship, an award to be given annually to a greater Edmonds area graduating high school senior enrolled in the Edmonds Community College Music Department Program with the intent to pursue a choral music degree. This award is made possible by donations from SKCC, friends and colleagues of Frank DeMiero, and the general public. DeMiero, recently retired and highly esteemed conductor/ artistic director of SKCC, has been a music educator since 1964.
The first annual Frank DeMiero Music Scholarship is designated for the 2019 fall quarter at Edmonds Community College (EdCC). Students who have been accepted into the music program for the 2019 fall quarter are eligible to apply. The amount of the award is $1000.
For over seventeen years DeMiero directed the Edmonds based SKCC and grew membership from 38 original singers to an approximate 100 mixed voice Chorale. Over the years the Chorale has grown to serve as Edmonds music ambassadors both locally and world-wide. The Chorale has performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts and Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood. Regional performances have taken place at McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon and Benaroya Hall, Seattle. The Chorale traveled to New York on two separate occasions to perform at Carnegie Hall and made two trips to Europe performing at such internationally prestigious venues as the Vatican and Salzburg Cathedral.
DeMiero leaves a legacy of well-crafted, unforgettable and inspiring concert performances that covered a wide range of choral styles such as Broadway shows, Americana arrangements, and major classical choral works. A few of the well-remembered Broadway shows featured concert versions of Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Miserables. In concert with The Brothers Four the Chorale performed iconic Americana arrangements and was featured on their 50th Anniversary CD. Other guest artist collaborations included Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson, Louise Rose, Dee Daniels, Greta Matassa, Walt Wagner and Fifth Avenue. Major choral works included the music of Haydn, Brahms, Cherubini, John Rutter, Puccini, and Karl Jenkins
Tax deductible donations in support of the Frank DeMiero Music Scholarship are currently accepted as follows:
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