High School Master Singer Honored

Posted on May 8, 2019 by
Spencer Hornung

One of our outstanding High School Master Singers, Spencer Hornung, is the recipient of the Miller Family Music Education Scholarship, a fund within the Community Foundation.

The award amount is up to $25,000 a year for up to four years, making the total award amount of up to $100,000. It is given to a graduating senior who resides in the Fox Cities or Door County, and who is pursuing a bachelor degree in music education or performance. As this is a significant scholarship, auditions and interviews were held for those who are under consideration.

The students were Jonathan Bass from Interlochen Arts Academy in Door County who played the piano, Addie Jo Lambrecht of Neenah High School who played the violin, and Spencer Hornung from Appleton East High School who sang several selections.

The committee was having a difficult time deciding which student should get the second scholarship until the donor agreed to award three scholarships this year, which is the first time that has happened! So all three of the audition finalists will receive $100,000 toward their tuition and will be able to pursue a career in music.

For Spencer, he said he can’t imagine his life without singing. He was a student of newVoices associate conductor, Dan Van Sickle, and joined newVoices as a High School Master Singer in his sophomore year. He was the first high school singer to repeat years in the program because he had such an impactful experience–and we were glad to have him in the ensemble!

We are proud of Spencer and his accomplishments!

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