Melanie Moore - Artistic Director

The Contemporary Chorale Scholarship

Each year, the Chorale is proud to offer a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior graduating from one of the four Richardson High Schools. The recipient is nominated by their choral director for their dedication and participation in their school’s choral program.The scholarship rotates through the schools in the following order: Richardson, Berkner, J.J. Pearce and Lake Highlands.

The scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding choir students and their contribution to their choir program. The student must be a graduating senior currently active in the choral program at his/her school.  Selection will be based on:

  • Musical excellence
  • Involvement in the choral program
  • Other school activities
  • Leadership qualities
  • Character

JJ Pearce Senior, Arianna Hadjebian, is the 2018 recipient of The Contemporary Chorale Scholarship.

Arianna has been a leader in the JJ Pearce Choral Department throughout her time in high school. She is a section leader in the Acappella Choir, and serves on the Choir Board as a Social Media Officer. She is a veteran member of Forte, and has had numerous solo opportunities in concerts and shows.

Outside of choir, Arianna has been a cellist in the JJ Pearce Orchestra, and had roles in Pearce High School’s Fine Arts musical productions. Arianna plans to continue her musical studies, majoring in Vocal Performance at the University of Texas at Austin.

Bethany Jelinek, Richarson HS

Luke Garwood, Lake Highlands HS

Libby Aldridge, J.J. Pearce HS

Leonardo Castro, Berkner HS

Katherine June Smith Richardson HS

Katherine Cotten JJ Pearce HS
Susan Duncan Lake Highlands HS
Joseph Elandary Richardson HS

Carolyn Tobias Berkner HS
Rachel Jones Lake Highlands HS
Molly Francis JJ Pearce HS
Christian Ruiz Richardson HS

Jena Burkholder Berkner HS
Drew Cotten JJ Pearce HS
Evan Smith Richardson HS

Kye Austin Berkner HS
Wilson Sprier Lake Highlands HS
Shelby Button J J Pearce HS
Amanda Gonzales Richardson HS 

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This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission .