Music

The Robert and Amy Amunrud Scholarship Fund, to be awarded to students who are participating in some music organization on campus with a first preference for those studying pipe organ.

The Arthur and Walter Anderson Scholarship, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance with preference to students who participate in some music organization on campus.

The Dorothy M. Ansett Scholarship, established to honor Dorothy Ansett, to support two students, who by audition and selection by the Conductor of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra, have been named principal player of cello and principal player of second violin, in the symphony. In any year that the spending allowance exceeds the stated amount for two awards, additional merit based scholarships may be awarded to deserving symphony orchestra players.

The Otto and Esther Austin Family Scholarship, established by the family in memory of their parents, Otto and Esther Austin, for sophomore, junior, or senior students with music interests.

The Helen Astrid Barton Memorial Scholarship, established through the estate of Helen Astrid Barton to be awarded to students involved in the music program who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Carol J. Birkland Scholarship, established by Carol Birkland and Thomas Woxland, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial need with first preference given to members of Nordic Choir to enable them to participate on music tours abroad.

The David P. Borders Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by the estate of David Borders, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial need who are participating in some Luther College sponsored music organization on campus.

The Hugh Conkey Music Scholarship, established through his last will and testament to provide scholarships for students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students enrolled in courses in piano and applied music.

The John Dewey Memorial Music Scholarship, established by his parents in memory of John Dewey -’57 to be awarded to seniors engaged in the study of voice and violin.

The Henrik and Marcia Engebretson Endowed Scholarship, established to endow in perpetuity the Erik, Kari and Maren Engebretson chair for the principal horn of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

The Tanya Marie Enstad Memorial Scholarship, established by her parents, O. L. and Segrid Enstad, awarded with preference given to assist any handicapped or disadvantaged students, or to students interested in music.

The Virginia Baker Faldet Memorial Scholarship, established by friends and family in loving memory of Virginia Baker Faldet in recognition of her years of service to Luther College. Awards shall be made to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students interested in music and who live in northeast Iowa.

The Forde-Preus Music Scholarship, originally established to honor Magdalene Forde Preus, the wife of Luther’s fourth president, O.J.H. Preus, who served from 1932 to 1948. The scholarship name was changed in 1994 to recognize not only Magdalene Forde Preus’ love of music, but to honor other Forde and Preus family members who also have musical interests. This scholarship shall be awarded to students with an interest in music.

The Robert and Nancy Gandrud Family Scholarship, to be award to qualified students who are music majors and can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Newt and Callista Gingrich Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students with instrumental music majors studying piano, organ, or wind instruments. Funds are to be used for music lessons.

The Mark and Karen Gould Scholarship in Organ and Church Music, awarded to upper-level students in need of financial assistance who are studying organ, and who have a passion for church music and playing for liturgical services either on campus as a student or as a profession.

The David Greedy Memorial Scholarship, established in celebration of the life and vibrant teaching career of David Greedy, professor emeritus of music, to be awarded to an upper class voice student as selected by the music department voice faculty of Luther College. 

The Abner A. and Olivia C. Hendrickson Memorial Music Scholarship, to be awarded to students majoring in music who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students who are residents of Allamakee, Howard, or Winneshiek counties in Iowa.

The Sigvart A. Hofland Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Sigvart A. Hofland, formerly professor of music and composer-in-residence at the college, to be awarded to music majors in need of financial assistance.

The James O. and Katharine Holum Music Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Rev. James O. Holum and his daughter Katharine, to be awarded to students with financial need majoring in music or participating significantly in music organizations listed in the college catalog.

The Clara Hoyt Scholarship, established in recognition of the service of the late Miss Clara Hoyt, formerly assistant professor of music at the college, to be awarded to needy and deserving music majors.

The Jenson Music Scholarship, established by Martin and Avis Jenson, to be awarded to upper-class students, based upon musical and academic ability.

The Guy Johnson and John J. Hancock Music Scholarship shall be awarded to two incoming first-year students who are outstanding musicians, one of whom shall be a pianist and one who shall be a violinist. The award is based on an open audition and is renewable for a period of four years if the recipients continue to demonstrate advancement of techniques and musicianship.

The Hogenson Family Scholarship, established to honor George and Bertha Hogenson, to be awarded to students participating in a study abroad experience, with first preference for students also majoring in music, and based upon demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Dr. Marian I. Jordalen Scholarship, established in recognition of the work of Dr. Jordalen, former head of the music department, Sacramento State College, California, to be awarded to music majors with financial need.

The Marlin and Lillian Jordan Music Scholarship, to be awarded to students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to voice, piano, and organ students.

The Linka C. Kempf Music Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified music students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Kristi Buckneberg Kuh Memorial Scholarship, established by family and friends to honor the memory of Kristi Buckneberg Kuh, a 1969 Luther College music graduate, to be used to provide voice lessons.

The Donald Larson Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Donald Larson, for many years a member of the music faculty at the college, to be awarded to music majors, based on financial need.

The James and Martha Limburg Luther College Concert Band Scholarship, to be awarded to a member of the Luther College Concert Band who has need of financial assistance.

The Willard and Yvonne Linnevold Scholarship in Music, established by Drs. Rebecca (Linnevold) and Robert Shaw to honor Willard and Yvonne Linnevold for their lifetime commitment to music, higher education, and Luther College, to be awarded to music majors.

The Mildred L. Lund Scholarship, established by Orville Running in honor of his wife, Mildred, to be awarded to qualified students with preference given to female students majoring in vocal music.

The Ellen Knudson Mather Memorial Scholarship, established by Dr. and Mrs. Fredrich Lord in memory of Ellen Knudson Mather, to be awarded to outstanding music students in need of financial assistance.

The Gladys Moen Music Scholarship, established by Robert C. Moen in memory of his wife, to be awarded to outstanding students majoring in music, with preference to be given to those students majoring in vocal music.

The Kathryn Ulvilden Moen Endowed Fund for Organ and Church Music, to be awarded to one or more outstanding organ students who are prospects for a career in performance or church music. If no organ students qualify, top cello students should be chosen.

The Mrs. Robert C. Moen Music Scholarship was established by Robert C. Moen in memory of his wife, Gladys Moen, to be awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in music, with preference to be given to those outstanding students majoring in vocal music.  

The Herman W. and Hulda Monson Scholarship, to be awarded to students who show an interest in music composition or conducting, and who show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Alida Motland Endowed Music Scholarship Fund, established through a bequest from the Alida N. Motland Revocable Trust, in memory of her parents Peter Andreas Ingemundsen and Martha (Maakestad) Motland, to be awarded to qualified students, based on financial need, who are participating in any official Luther College music group, ensemble or organization.

The Andrea Nelson and Kathryn Nelson Endowed Scholarship, established by David Nelson and Betty Rikansrud Nelson, an endowment which funds the Andrea Nelson and Kathryn Nelson Chair, is awarded to the principal viola of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

The Solveig Lee Nelson Music Scholarship, established by the family and friends of Solveig Lee Nelson to honor her memory, awarded without regard to financial need and with preference given to women who possess the talent for playing stringed instruments.

The Ronald C. Newman Scholarship, established by the estate of Ronald Newman, the scholarship is merit based and shall be awarded to students involved in instrumental music with a preference for strings.

The Njus-Sanderson Music Scholarship, awarded to students with financial need who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have an interest in music. Preference shall be given to students from rural areas in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

The Weston Noble Anniversary Scholarship, in celebration of Weston Noble’s fiftieth anniversary of teaching at Luther College, to be awarded to students of any major who participate in a music organization on campus, and who show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Weston Noble Music Scholarship, to be awarded to students with demonstrated interest and ability in music.

The Franklin C. and Hildred O. Kronlokken Norman Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students interested in music who show evidence of need for financial assistance with preference given to students interested in vocal performance.

The Anna (Kemp) and Russell Norris Endowed Scholarship, established by Don and Jane Kemp to celebrate and honor the marriage of their daughter Anna to Russell Norris, to be awarded to the principal oboe of the Luther Symphony Orchestra chosen through a process of audition under the guidance of the conductor of the orchestra.

The Marie Louise Halvorsen Gibson Olsson Scholarship, established by the estate of Marie Louise Halvorsen Gibson Olsson to be awarded to students who participate in a music organization on campus.

The Erven and Marie Pederson Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by Bertha Marie Pederson through a bequest in her will, to be awarded to a qualified student who can show evidence of financial need and is participating in some music organization on campus.

The Peterson Scholarship was established by Gregory Peterson '83 and Ann Sponberg Peterson to be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are in excellent academic standing with preference given to students who have a vocational interest in organ and church music.  This award may be granted to music majors who demonstrate personal leadership and academic achievement.

The Presser Scholarship, to be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music, at or after the end of his or her junior year.

The Dennis R. Rathjen Memorial Music Scholarship, established in memory of Dennis R. Rathjen ’65, by his parents, to be awarded to music majors.

The Ronald Seaver Music Scholarship, established to honor Kathryn Ulvilden Moen, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, who are majoring in music.  

The Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Scholarship in Music, established by Robert and Lucille Rosholt to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance with preference given to students majoring in music.

The Dr. Carlo A. Sperati Memorial Music Scholarship, established by alumni of Luther’s bands of 1914 and 1936, to be awarded to music majors who are members of the Luther College Concert Band.

The James M. Stellmacher Scholarship was established by Jon and Rebecca Stellmacher in honor of their son James to be awarded to students with a need for financial assistance and on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and character.  Preference will be given to students majoring in music education or to the student awarded the chair of principal french horn in the Concert Band or Symphony Orchestra.

The Karl, Lillian, and Henrietta Torgerson Endowed Scholarship, established to commemorate the relationship of the family to the college since its founding, endows the concertmaster of the Luther College Concert Band and Luther College Symphony Orchestra, then to upperclassmen majoring in music, who are currently members of either ensemble.

The Carol Ulvilden Scholarship, established to provide awards for students who are in good academic standing, can show evidence of financial need, and have an interest in music and related subjects.

The Vaaler Family Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, preference shall be given to education or nursing majors who participate in one of more Luther College music organizations.

The Arthur M. Wisness Music Scholarship, established in memory of Arthur M. Wisness ’14, to be awarded to students majoring in music.

The Dorothy (Bonnell) and Russell Ziemer Endowed Scholarship, established by Don, Jane, and Anna Kemp in honor of Dorothy (Bonnell) and Russell Ziemer, Jane’s aunt and uncle. To be awarded to the principal trombone of the Luther Symphony Orchestra chosen through a process of audition under the guidance of the conductor of the orchestra.