The Gurrena Fellowship Meadowmount launched its 2022 session with the news of a new annual fellowship. Created in memory of David A. Barnebl, a passionate music lover, by his wife, Linda Gurrena Barnebl, the Gurrena Fellowship will provide funds for one year of education, concert and management support, and living expenses, all worth a total of $50,000, to one exceptional student named at the end of the session. Linda Gurrena Barnebl aims to “support and encourage exceptionally talented students to become abundantly successful in their professional journey by continuing to pursue their careers with vigor and passion, particularly in chamber music, without the burden of financial constraints.” 2022 – Sydnee Lee, cello
Sally G. Thomas Fellowship
Sally Thomas: A fellowship in her name was established to commemorate her years as both a student and faculty member as announced at on August 4, 2013 at Meadowmount's Benefit Concert. Sally’s first summer at Meadowmount was 1949 and, in all of her years with us, she has taught generations of highly successful professionals. Eric Larsen, Meadowmount Director, announced the creation of the fellowship to a full house: “Meadowmount would like to formally recognize Sally’s contribution to the success of this school by creating a scholarship in her honor. From this moment on, as long as there is a Meadowmount School of Music, there will be a Sally G. Thomas Fellowship awarded to an outstanding violin student poised for a significant career. Sally, thank you for all you have done for us!”
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution specifically to the Sally G. Thomas Fellowship, please make your check payable to Meadowmount School (Include: Sally G. Thomas Fellowship on the memo line).
70th Season Benefit Concert - 8/4/2013
Mail your check to: Meadowmount School of Music 1424 County Route 10 P.O. Box 449 Westport, NY 12993
Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Virginia Farmer, Meadowmount School of Music alumna, passed away on June 11, 2013 in Urbana, Illinois. Her entire collection of violins, violas and bows was bequeathed to Meadowmount to establish a Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship Fund for deserving violin students. She attended Meadowmount from 1950 to 1955 as a violin student of Ivan Galamian and was coached in chamber music by Josef Gingold and Leonard Rose.
Dr. Farmer was born in 1922 and received her undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music. In 1944, she was chosen by conductor Dmitri Mitropoulis to be one of the first female violinists in the string section of the Minneapolis Symphony. She devoted the majority of her professional life to the School of Music of the University of Illinois where she retired in 1992. An avid Baroque music enthusiast, Dr. Farmer continued performing at festivals around the world until 2000.Meadowmount faculty member, Sally Thomas was a friend and colleague of Dr. Farmer and remembers her, fondly.
Eric Larsen, former Meadowmount Director, described this gift as among the largest the school has received. “My sincere thanks go to Virginia Farmer for her generosity and support of Meadowmount. This gift will enable many talented students to gain the same level of training that was so critical to her as a young professional. With this scholarship, Virginia Farmer will remain alive in our hearts and will become a significant part of Meadowmount’s future.”
For those wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship, please make your check payable to Meadowmount School of Music and include Virginia Farmer Memorial Scholarship on the memo line.
Give to Meadowmount:
Thank you for supporting the Meadowmount School of Music. We need your financial support to provide scholarships and to maintain the proper environment for developing artistic excellence. Contributions will allow Meadowmount to be an attractive, safe, and welcoming place for generations to come. Donations are fully tax-deductible as Meadowmount is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.
Meadowmount School of Music 1424 County Route 10 Westport, NY 12993
Your gift can be aimed at the General Fund or towards a specific purpose. Mention "Galamian Scholarship Fund"or perhaps "Sponsor a student" or "Building Maintenance" in the memo on the check.
If you would like to learn more about setting up a scholarship fund, sponsoring a guest artist, hosting an event in your city, making an in-kind gift or planned-giving support, please contact the Meadowmount School.
Your support of the school would be greatly appreciated.