Caroyln F. Leep was a vital resource for choral educators in Michigan for over twenty years as head of the choral/vocal department of Malecki Music. Since 1988 MSVMA has awarded an endowed scholarship in her name to a member using it for advanced study. A number of my friends and colleagues have won this honor over the years, including MSVMA Executive Director Ginny Kerwin, all of the teachers who taught together with us at Interlochen All-State, and my wife, Mandy.
I am honored to be the newest recipient!
In July we will spend a week discussing arranging, composition, choral music, life, and whatever else we can think of. I know that my time with her will be life-affirming and revelatory. And because I was unable to attend during her Melody Studies Workshop at the end of July, Alice generously – and amazingly – offered a week of private study.
I simply cannot wait to reestablish our relationship and learn further from her experience and expertise.
MSVMA has given me a real blessing in awarding me this scholarship, and I look forward to sharing as much as I can from this journey.