International Honorary Chairpersons
Marilyn Horne
Luciano Pavarotti (d)
Leontyne Price
Shirley Verrett (d)

Honorary Chairperson, Founder Student Advisor
Tessa L. Martin (d)

MacClurg Vivian

Vice President
Thomas Green

Todd Gustafson

Rita P. Mitchell

Board of Directors
Kearstin Piper Brown
Lolita Forsett
Hon. Sandra Frankel
Shawn Lorraine Futch
Larry Pough
Dorthea King-Simpson
Robert Small
Gerry Szymanski
Robert Tucker
Jessica Wright

Please join us for our Annual Scholarship Fund Concert:

40th Anniversary – William Warfield – A Legacy of Music
A Benefit Concert for the William Warfield Scholarship Fund

Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St. Rochester, NY 14604

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser, 2016-17 recipient of the William Warfield Scholarship at the Eastman School of Music, is the featured performer. Rosser, originally from Georgia, is a junior at Eastman studying with world-renowned tenor Anthony Dean Griffey.

Other musicians include Jason Alexander Homes, baritone, Garth Fagan Youth Dance Company, Mount Vernon Baptist Church Men’s Choir, Mount Olivet Baptist Youth Choir, New Horizons Baroque Ensemble, William & Teryle Watson, Thomas Warfield, singer (and nephew of William Warfield0. Special guest artist will be Lawrence Craig, baritone.

Reminiscences of William Warfield will be offered by family members and others who remember the great artist fondly and with gratitude.

General Admission, $18 advanced, $20 day of show, $10 students or (585) 274-3000 Box Office


About the Scholarship Fund
The William Warfield Scholarship Fund was formed in 1977 to provide financial aid to talented and deserving students who attend the Eastman School of Music. Applicants must be students of voice, and although not required, preferably from families of modest means. The Scholarship Fund encourages minority students to apply. Students must also maintain at least a “B” grade point average.
Our Mission

Providing financial means for students to attain success in the field of vocal music. (Very often it is lack of money that stands between a talented student’s hopes for success and the realization of his/her dream). Spreading the William Warfield success story, which demonstrated that those who pursue their education with commitment can succeed and achieve their goals.

The Fund earnestly solicits donations from the community of Rochester, the hometown of its namesake, as well as nationally and internationally.

The scholarship fund is staffed by volunteers and has no paid personnel. Donors are assured each gift has a direct and positive impact in a student’s career and future success.

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