2019 Music Scholarship Recipients

2019 Music Scholarship Recipients


The MBU Music Department is pleased to award scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to four well-deserving students.


Justin Bachmann received the Elmer F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student with a music major who exhibits good Christian character and is active in Christian service. The student must evidence a sincere love for Christ, show desire to uphold godly, conservative music standards, and demonstrate excellence in his/her music practice and performance.


Justin is a young man of character with a heart for ministry, and his voice instructor Dean Kurtz comments on both of these aspects: “Justin has been a special blessing to work with over the last three years. His heart for the Lord and for music ministry makes our time together in the studio more than just satisfying musically but also refreshing spiritually. I am looking forward to seeing how God is going to use him for His glory as he continues his training to serve Christ and His church in the future.”


Senior piano performance and pedagogy major Grace Betry was awarded this year’s Fine Arts Music Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to a junior or senior music major who exhibits godly Christian character and has a heart for ministry.


“Grace has been blessed with an inborn musicality and technical ability at the piano,” writes her teacher June Brus. “She has never rested on this, however, and continues to work to develop that talent in every way possible, continually striving to use it to serve the Lord. Whether playing in church, participating in chamber ensembles, performing solos, or accompanying choir, she does everything with a servant’s heart.”


Charity Talosig received the Ruth E.V. Hey Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a music major with a concentration in Church Music or Piano Pedagogy. The student must be studying piano, be active in Christian service through a local church, and desire to serve the Lord in sacred music.


Charity has a contagious heart for ministry, as her private lesson instructor June Brus notices: “As Charity works to perfect every detail in her performances, she does so with a smile on her face and her eyes on the cross. She is especially concerned with illuminating the text of the sacred arrangements she performs, in order to bring others closer to the Lord. Always cheerfully accepting challenges, she’s off to a great start in her musical ministry.”


Angela Wilson was awarded this year’s Hope Pfeiffer Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship given to a female music major or minor who demonstrates a commitment to being involved in full-time ministry in the local church or Christian school through teaching or performance skills.


June Brus, Angela’s private piano teacher, praises her attention to detail and heart for the Lord: “Angela works on different levels to perfect her interpretation of a piece – working on the smallest details as well as looking at the architecture of the piece as a whole. With her background in music education, orchestra, and solo work, she serves as a great role model for her students as she trains others to do what she does – serve the Lord with gladness.”