Each year, the Huntsville Community Chorus awards the Albert Lane and Kenneth Turvey Scholarship. Named in honor of the late Albert H. Lane, who was prominent in Huntsville musical and artistic life for many years, and Kenneth V. Turvey, Director of Community Chorus for 40 years, the scholarship was established to reward achievement and encourage excellence in vocal music.

Each scholarship recipient receives an award of $500; the Turvey Scholarship for graduating high school seniors and the Lane Scholarship for college students. In addition to the monetary awards, this year's recipients have the opportunity to perform with The Chorus during its 2019-2020 season. Two Lane Scholarships were awarded for 2019.

Applicants must be residents of Madison County or members of a vocal performing group in this county. Selection is by audition, with two pieces selected from an HCCA-specified repertoire and one from the applicant’s choice. In addition, applicants are expected to demonstrate intentions of pursuing a serious course of vocal music study, meeting the approval of the HCCA Scholarship Committee.

Presenting our 2019 scholarship winners!

The Kenneth Turvey Scholarship goes to Caroline Oldfather.

Caroline Oldfather studied voice with Ginger Beasley and has performed in a number of Ars Nova productions. She was home schooled and will be pursuing a bachelors degree in vocal performance at UT Martin.


One Albert Lane Scholarship goes to Janie Clasgens.

Janie Clasgens is a junior at the University of North Alabama, pursuing a degree in Choral Music Education. At UNA, she sings in all three choirs and is involved in the Opera/ Musical Theatre Program. She is the music director at First Christian Church in Florence. After college, she would like to get her Masters Degree in Music Education and teach middle or high school choir.


The second Albert Lane Scholarship goes to Abigayle Williams.

Abigayle Williams, soprano, will begin her senior year at the University of Alabama this Fall, where she is pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and is a student of Susan Williams. She recently appeared as Adele in the University of Alabama Opera Theatre’s production of Die Fledermaus and will sing the role of Clorinda in Red River Lyric Opera’s production of La Cenerentola this summer. She hopes to begin her Master of Music degree in the Fall of 2020, somewhere in Texas, the Midwest, or along the East Coast.

Congratulations to Caroline, Janie and Abigayle!

For more information, contact the Chorus Office at 256-533-6606; or email: info@thechorus.org

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