strauss scholarship

2019 scholarship winners

The School of Music is pleased to announce the winners of two important scholarships — the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Scholarship and the Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Music Study.

Established by the Johann Strauss Foundation, and augmented by generous annual support from the Hecht Foundation, the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Scholarships support the advanced study of music at public or private institutions in Austria.

The Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship, created by Maurice and Tamako Copithorne, supports the advanced study of music outside of Austria.

Highly competitive, both scholarships provide students with valuable opportunities for learning and cultural exchange. This year’s winners are as follows:

Johann Strauss Foundation/Lotte and John Hecht Scholarships

  • Alyssa Samson, voice ($5000)

  • Amanda Andrishak, piano ($5000)

  • Rachel Park, voice ($5000)

Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship

  • Matthew McLellan, voice ($3000)

Congratulations to all, and good luck with your exciting summer studies! The next round of scholarship auditions will be held in Feb. 2020. Look out for more details in the fall.