Annual Benefit Concert


Kilbourn Hall
Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 4:00pm

26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Reception Following Concert

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
Larry Pough
Dorthea King-Simpson
Robert Small
Gerry Szymanski
Robert Tucker
Ernesta Walker
Jessica Wright

William Warfield Scholarship Fund Annual Benefit Concert

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 4:00 pm | Reception Following the Concert
Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St (Miller Center)
Rochester, NY 14604

You are invited to join us for our Annual Benefit Concert featuring:

Jonathan Rhodes
2017-2018 WWSF Recipient

Eric Townell, Emcee, Artistic Director of the Rochester Oratorio Society

ROCMusic Collaborative, Alexander Peña, Lead Teaching Artist, Director
Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus, Thomas Green, Sr., Director
Taiiz Ocasio, Soprano, School of the Arts(SOTA/RCSD)

General Admission:
$18.00 in advance | $20.00 at the door | $10.00 students

Call Eastman Box Office at 585-274-3000 for tickets

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 on a student’s career and future success.