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Bechtler, Blumenthal Announce New Arts Grants

Bechtler, Blumenthal Announce New Arts Grants

While its numbers and impact won't rival the Duke Energy Foundation's $350,000 gift to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art last week, the Gordon Hay Scholarship announced by Blumenthal Performing Arts on Friday could have the same size impact yearly in one Charlotte Mecklenburg student's life.

Each year the Gordon Hay Scholarship Committee —administered by the Education Department of Blumenthal Performing Arts — will choose one exceptional high school senior planning to pursue a non-performing career in the arts as the recipient of the $5,000 Gordon Hay Scholarship award. Eligible applicants will include students in: Music Composition or Direction; Orchestration; Choreography; Play Writing; Set, Costume, Lighting or Sound Design; Arts Administration; Stage or Production management; and Technical Direction.

“We are thrilled to be able to create this new opportunity for area students,” said Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard. “We are committed to providing an array of scholarships to young people pursuing careers in the performing arts and this is another great example of that.”

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