The Department of Music is sad to announce the passing of Madelyn Savarick, a long-time friend and the underwriter of the FAU Madrigal Dinner since its inception. Madelyn was a proud supporter of our students, providing scholarships through the Michael and Madelyn Savarick Scholarship in Music Excellence, and had reserved seats in Row C for all of our departmental performances. The Department and the students and faculty in the area of Choral and Vocal Studies are greatly appreciative of her financial and personal support of our programs. Featured below is Madelyn being happily escorted by our Jester--and we will remember her smiling at so many of our concerts in just the same way.
Florida Atlantic University is proud to announce the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship Award, available to eligible Florida students by audition in the Department of Music. Georgina Dieter Dennis was an award-winning opera singer whose career spanned several decades. She performed with the National Opera Association, Canada’s Civic Music Light Opera Company, with the USO during World War II, and was nationally broadcasted in a number of radio shows until she moved to Florida in the 1960’s. She established her foundation in order to provide financial assistance to singers who wished to advance in their music studies, and the Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation selected Florida Atlantic University’s vocal program as a partner in this mission. The Department of Music is honored and grateful for this generous gift that provides support for our talented vocal students.
2019 Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation Scholarship recipients pictured above:
Front row from left: Mary Rose Gallipeau; Hannah Harris; Verlene Faust; Ron Schagrin, Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation trustee; Jane Shagrin; Michael Miranda; Cameron Wheeler; Abigail Simpson
Back row from left: Eerang Ahn, FAU collaborative staff; Samar Halim; Martina Da Silva; Stephanie Pankewich; Patrick Watkins