Ross Hastings Memorial Music Scholarship

Departments: Music and Theatre Arts Categories: Music
Amount One award of $1,800.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to an outstanding music major who demonstrates skill and promise in the field of music arranging. It is awarded on the basis of commitment to the composition program and excellence as a musician and arranger to sophmores or above.

Financial need shall not be a consideration in selecting the recipient.

It may be renewed for up to three years, as long as the recipient maintains progress toward the degree and continues to demonstrate skill and growth in the academic program.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. For first time music students, complete the Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application. For continuing music students, complete the Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application.
Notification The recipient of the scholarship will receive official notification from the department of Music and Theatre Arts.
Special Notes This scholarship was established by an estate gift from Ross and Marion Hastings. Ross's connection with UW-Eau Claire began in 1981 when he heard recordings the Symphony Band had made for Bourne Publishing Company, where Ross worked. In the years that followed, Ross arranged many pieces and provided numerous original scores for the university band and orchestra. The university commissioned Ross to write a Christmas piece to involve the Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra and all the choral ensembles. 'The Joy of Christmas' was premiered at the 1989 annual Holiday Concert and has been performed as the closing piece at each Holiday concert since.
Thank You Recipients must write a thank you letter and forward it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.