Metropolitan Music Ministries
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"Metropolitan Music Ministries encourages students who want to have a ministry in church music. Each year scholarships are awarded to those who have a passion for ministering through music."
Church Music Scholarships Winners 2015
CHURCH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS-2015
What is Metropolitan Music Ministries? MMM is a Christian service organization of volunteers
committed to sharing the gift of music in the
community for the glory of God.
What scholarships are offered? Please Click for application form
Scholarship in voice ($1500)
Scholarship in organ ($1500)
Scholarship in piano ($1500)
Who may apply? College students in NC and SC whose
permanent residence is in NC or SC
GPA minimum: 3.0
Application fee: $15.00 non-refundable
Application deadline: February 28
Audition date: To Be Announced
Location: St. John's Baptist Church
300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28204
Award date: May 1
Where can I get an application? Your music department or at
Where do I send the application? Ginger Wyrick
MMM Scholarship Application
6200 Maple Cove Lane
Charlotte, NC 28269
Questions? Ginger Wyrick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Iley Linstrom
Church Music Scholarship in Piano
Martha Strawn Iley
Church Music Scholarship in Voice
*Check our Newsletter - May 2015 edition for more information on our scholarship winners.
2015 Church Music Scholarships Awarded
Metropolitan Music Ministries continues its nineteen-year tradition of supporting deserving undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees or having and an interest in church music. The ministry sent scholarship applications to colleges in North and South Carolina. Consequently, students completed for Church Music Scholarships on March 21st at St. John’s Baptist church. Additionally, much appreciation goes to the scholarship committee members Nancy Armstrong, Diann Back, Lisa Honeycutt (co-chair), Carole Whittington, Ginger Wyrick (co-chair) who assisted with auditions.
The Cheryl Else Iley Lindstrom Church Music Scholarship in Piano was awarded to Jenna Ferrazzo a sophomore at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a student of Dr. Dylan Savage and daughter of Laura Ferrazzo of Weddington, NC. Jenna delights in sharing her musical gifts with church congregations, choirs and nursing home residents. She also accompanies events such as weddings, memorial services and holiday pageants. She currently serves as accompanist for Prosperity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC and Matthews Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Matthews, NC. The MMM judges were Dr. Peter Leo and Andrew Pester.
The Martha Strawn Iley Church Music Scholarship in Voice was awarded to Valencia Callens a graduate student at the University of South Carolina, student of Janet Hopkins and daughter of James and Barbara Callens of, Columbia, SC. Valencia is a member of Columbia Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and volunteers with their worship team. Valencia writes in her essay, “…I am a part of its worship team not as a paid musician, but as a disciple who loves God…” The MMM judges were Dr. Leo and Mr. Pester.
All the winners have been invited to participate in the Annual Celebration of Music in Worship Service on September 27, 2015. We look forward to having these talented and accomplished musicians.