May 23, 2022

THE JANE A GOUKER ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Calvin Pridemore

Calvin Pridemore

BHSN Junior Awarded Scholarship

Calvin Pridemore was awarded the Jane A Gouker Endowment Scholarship to a Hoosier Youth Philharmonic member. The $250 scholarship will be used for musical expenses associated with the instrument and/or the HYP.

Calvin is a junior at BHS North and has been very active within the orchestra program.

Students apply for this scholarship and an Endowment committee selects the student based on service to the orchestra program and need.

Calvin is going to use the scholarship for either purchase of an instrument or private lessons!

Alexander Mercado Gonzales

Alexander Mercado Gonzales

8th Grader Awarded Scholarship

Alexander Mercado Gonzales, an 8th grader at Batchelor Middle School was awarded one of the three new scholarships.

The Jane A Gouker Endowment presented an 8th grader at each of the MCCSC Middle Schools at their recent final spring concert.

The $50 scholarship will be used toward a Hoosier Youth Philharmonic expense in their upcoming freshman year, such as outfit fee or instrument rental.

The scholarship winners are chosen by the middle school orchestra directors.



Kendon Galligher

Kendon Galligher

Scholarship Awarded to Tri North Student

Violinist Kendon Galligher, seen here with Director Hansen and Assistant Director Enzinger, received one of three middle school scholarships.

The Jane A Gouker Endowment presented an 8th grader at each of the MCCSC Middle Schools at their recent final spring concert.

The $50 scholarship will be used toward a Hoosier Youth Philharmonic expense in their upcoming freshman year, such as outfit fee or instrument rental.

The scholarship winners are chosen by the middle school orchestra directors.

Talia Gregory

Talia Gregory

Scholarship Awarded to Gregory

Talia Gregory, 8th grade violinist at Jackson Creek Middle School, seen here with Director Hansen received one of three middle school scholarships.

The Jane A Gouker Endowment presented an 8th grader at each of the MCCSC Middle Schools at their recent final spring concert.

The $50 scholarship will be used toward a Hoosier Youth Philharmonic expense in their upcoming freshman year, such as outfit fee or instrument rental.

The scholarship winners are chosen by the middle school orchestra directors.



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Jane A. Gouker

Jane A. Gouker

About the endowment

Hoosier Youth Philharmonic founder and director Jane A. Gouker is being honored with the establishment of an endowment in her name through the Community Foundation of Bloomington Monroe County.

She has taught students for the past 40 years, directing string orchestras for the youth of Monroe County Community School Corp. Those students — playing violin, viola, cello and bass — have performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City; the American Cemetery for the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.; and Cumberland Caverns Volcano Room, where the NPR "Bluegrass Underground" musicians perform. The Hoosier Youth Philharmonic, along with Jane Gouker, was also honored during the 2012-2013 school years as the "Leading Light" program by the Franklin Initiative with the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

The endowment will enable the strings program in the Monroe County Community School Corp. to flourish, with an elementary strings program that leads into the middle school and high school orchestras in the school system. With uncertain financial times, now is the time to ensure that there is always a financial foundation for strings programs in the Monroe County Community School Corp.

How you can help:

We invite you to help in this effort by contributing through the Community Foundation of Bloomington Monroe County. To contribute online by credit or debit card, visit cfbmc.org/donate-now .Under FUND NAME* select Jane A. Gouker Endowment for MCCSC Strings Program.from the drop down menu.

DONATE NOW

Or you can send gifts to:

Community Foundation Bloomington and Monroe County
101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Suite 321, Bloomington, IN 47401-6135
Include Jane A. Gouker Endowment for the MCCSC Strings Program on the memo line.

Why the endowment is being established now:

The 2010 and 2016 referendums partially restored Monroe County Community School Corp. funding cut during the recession. Voters and your generosity saved the strings program.

But with financial uncertainty, THE future of the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic and the strings program is always in doubt. The Jane A. Gouker Endowment can help secure the future of the MCCSC strings program while honoring and preserving the legacy of HYP Director Jane A. Gouker and her 40 years of dedication to teaching students. Thanks to her efforts, HYP musicians are ambassadors for our community to our country and to the world.


Video from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Franklin Initiative tells,
in words and music, why the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic was chosen as the 2012 Leading Light Award winner.