Scholarships & Awards

Margot Bos Stambler Professional Development Award at the Oberlin Conservatory. An endowed scholarship for an outstanding singer.

Margot Bos Vocal Award at the Penn State School of Music

Margot Music Fund Jazz Award at the Penn State School of Music

Educational Presentations

Sponsorship of jazz and classical concerts for young listeners in schools and community venues, as well as concerts, masterclasses, and special projects at Colleges and Universities.


Sponsorship of Chamber Music, Jazz and Vocal performances at various professional venues.

Commissioned Composers

James Grant
Winner of the prestigious Copland Award

John Anthony Lennon
Winner of Prix de Rome, Guggenheim,
Friedheim, and Charles Ives Awards. 

Jonathan Leshnoff
Winner of two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and special distinction in the Rudolph Nissim Prize

Stacy Garrop
Recipient of the Fromm Foundation grant, and two Barlow endowment commissions. 

Carter Pann
Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music (for a commissioned work sponsored by the Margot Music Fund), winner of five ASCAP composer awards, recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of the Arts and Letters, and a 2001 Grammy nominee for Best Classical Composition for his piano concerto.

Mark Lanz Weiser
Winner of the 35th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize and first prize in the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Art Song competition.

John Fitz Rodgers
Winner of numerous fellowships and awards, including those from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, the Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize, and many others.

Evan Hause
Hause has received several ASCAP Morton Gould awards; residencies at the Edward Albee “Barn,” MacDowell Colony, and Atlantic Center for the Arts; grants from the Alice K. Ditson Fund of Columbia University and the Brooklyn Arts Council; the Rackham Regents and Dissertation Fellowships of the University of Michigan; the Herbert Elwell Composer Award of the Oberlin Conservatory; the Sanford Scholarship of the North Carolina School of the Arts; an Aspen Music Festival scholarship; and a composition prize from the International Trumpet Guild.

Rick Hirsch
Composer, arranger, jazz artist, and educator.

Andrew Bishop
Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, flute), composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. He maintains an active national and international career and serves as an Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, composition, and improvisation. He studied jazz and improvised music with David Baker, Jerry Bergonzi, Tom Fowler, Dave Liebman, Craig Owens, Ellen Rowe, Ed Sarath, and Reggie Workman; saxophone with Donald Sinta and Jean Lansing; and composition with William Albright, William Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Michael Daugherty, and Walter Mays. Bishop earned five degrees in music, including a DMA in music composition from the University of Michigan.

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