Vernacular Music Scholarship Created At Texas Tech
May 2, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 2, 2006
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LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University's Vernacular Music Center has announced the creation
of a new permanently endowed Vernacular Music Center Scholarship.
The Vernacular Music Center studies, teaches and performs cultural and historical
oral-tradition and popular music.
The scholarship will be a competitive award granted annually to a Texas Tech student
with expertise in traditional or vernacular performance arts. The first scholarship
will be awarded in the fall of 2007.
The student winning the competitive auditions will serve as a coach, ensemble leader,
recitalist and participant in the annual fund-raising Caprock Celtic Christmas concert.
Christopher Smith, director of the Vernacular Music Center, said the scholarship will
allow the university to draw on the musician's expertise as a performer over the course
of the entire year.
"In essence, the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship makes it possible for Lubbock
and the Texas Tech community to have a top-notch vernacular musician-in-residence
for the award year," said Christopher Smith, director of the Vernacular Music Center.
Donations made to the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship are tax-deductible. For
information about donating to the scholarship endowment, contact Director William
Ballenger in the Texas Tech School of Music at (806) 742-2270, ext. 222, or e-mail
CONTACT: Christopher Smith, director, Vernacular Music Center, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-2270, ext. 249, or e-mail email@example.com.