Applications for BMHOF scholarship award are being accepted
Saturday April 13, 2013 | By:The Sun Staff | News
Applications for the Fifth Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame’s
Denton Cottier & Daniel’s Student Music Scholarship Award are now being
The scholarships will be awarded to students in grades 9 through 11 to provide support
for summer music camps, music lessons, instruments, sheet music, etc. Students
(grades 9-11) attending public or private schools in Western New York (Erie, Niagara,
Orleans, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Wyoming) studying music, business of music,
or any technical, audio or production aspect of music are eligible to apply.
Interested students can apply either electronically at www.BuffaloMusic.org, or by
mail to: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Scholarship P.O. Box 256 Buffalo, New York 14205.
Applications are due by May 6. Students will be notified in June as to the
status of their candidacy.
Winners will be presented with an award in October 2013 at the BMHOF Annual
Induction Gala, and will be invited to perform along with the 2013 inductees and past
scholarship winners. It is anticipated that approximately $1,500 in scholarships will be
available for this year's competition.
“Winning the BMHOF Scholarship was such an honor. I've met so many great people
through Rick Mathews and I've had opportunities to play with some amazing Buffalo
musicians,” said the first award recipient, Ellen Pieroni. “This
scholarship not only allowed me to attend two music camps, but opened so many doors
for me in the Buffalo area, such as giving me the opportunity to perform at the BMHOF
induction three years in a row.”
It is expected that scholarship winners participate in other events held throughout the
year to demonstrate both talent and community service. Opportunities include
networking with music professionals, mentoring, and participation in events including
the BMHOF Annual Induction Gala, the Music Industry Networking Event (M.I.N.E.), M
& T Summer Concerts, music concerts at the Hard Rock Café, and others.
“This award is now officially being named the Denton Cottier & Daniel’s Student Music
Scholarship Award. We would especially like to thank Michelle Wlosinski, Vice
President at Denton Cottier and Daniels for making this a reality. Without her foresight
and vision this would not have happened in such a magnificent way,” said Rick
Mathews, president of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
In March 2009, the BMHOF partnered with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and
others to present the Spotlight Series “Concert from the Heart” at Kleinhans Music Hall.
From the proceeds of this concert a $500 scholarship was awarded to support a local
high school student in musical endeavors.
Since then, The BMHOF has provided support for 2 scholarships for a total of $750 in
2010 and another $750 was awarded in two scholarships in 2011. In 2012, three
students received scholarships totaling $1,250.
The BMHOF was created in 1983 to honor the great musical heritage of Buffalo and
Western New York and to recognize groups and individuals who have had a significant
impact on WNY music. Inductees have achieved success in the music industry on a
national and often international scale and are chosen by a formal induction process.
For more information about the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame visit their website at
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