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Music students win scholarships

7/24/2003 News media contact: Kathy Gilbert · (615) 742-5470 · Nashville, Tenn.

By United Methodist News Service

Five music education students have received $1,000 scholarships for 2003-04 from the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.

The fellowship is a professional organization affiliated with the churchwide Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tenn.

The winners are:

Mary Sclavi, studying music at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis. She is a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Fond du Lac.

Debbie Mun, pursuing a master's degree in sacred music at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. She is choir director/keyboardist at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Dallas, and former pianist for the Dallas Korean Central United Methodist Church.

Melodie G. Galloway, working on a doctoral of musical arts in choral conducting degree at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She is director of music and arts at Gulf Breeze (Fla.) United Methodist Church.

Betty Jo Couch, pursuing a bachelor of music degree in organ from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. She is the director of music ministries at First United Methodist Church, Melbourne, Fla.

Emile Jones, attending Bridgeport (Texas) High School. The first recipient of the Robert Schilling Scholarship, she plans to study music at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.

To qualify for the scholarships, a student must be a full-time music degree candidate at an accredited university, college or school of theology or doing special education in worship or worship-related arts. Students must demonstrate exceptional musical or other artistic talent, leadership ability and potential future usefulness to the church in music or worship

More information is available by contacting the fellowship at or (800) 952-8977.

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