Ephraim, Wis. (June 3, 2021) – The Peninsula Music Festival is proud to announce that Isabella Dippel has been awarded the 2021 George Verheyden Memorial Scholarship. A recent graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School, Isabella is in the process of making her college selection, and looks forward to pursuing a degree in musical theatre and voice in the fall.
Isabella maintained a stellar academic record throughout High School, and is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and clarinetist, along with playing a variety of other instruments in genres such as classical, pop, and jazz. In addition to performing and writing, Isabella has taken on multiple leadership roles such as assistant director, conductor, and accompanist, and has participated in state and nationwide programs in band, choirs, and musical theatre intensives in Florida and New York.
“The selection committee was thoroughly impressed with Isabella’s achievements and her total commitment to pursuing a professional career in music and theatre,” said PMF Executive Director Christoph Ptack. “Isabella is an inspiring, focused student who continues to challenge herself at every turn. I look forward to following her future success.”
Each year, the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further their studies in the performing arts. The recipient must be an outstanding music student who has demonstrated their ability as a performer, and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. To receive the funds, the recipient must successfully complete a major or minor in music at the conclusion of their undergraduate studies. Applicants submit academic transcripts, write an essay outlining their qualifications, accomplishments, scholastic record, future plans, and any other information they’d like the Committee to consider. Letters of recommendation must be submitted from a music professional, and from the student’s High School Principal.
The Board of Director’s Scholarship Committee and PMF’s Executive Director review the candidates, and select the recipient. The George Verheyden Memorial Scholarship is awarded for three years, beginning with the sophomore year, and continuing through the senior year. The recipient is required to provide an annual report detailing their progress, activities, and proof of continuing registration as a music major or minor for the upcoming school year.