2020 Bart Pitman Scholarship Announcement

Henry Banta, from Somerset, New Jersey, studied under Elissa Miller-Kay, Emily Lau, and Marvin Blickenstaff at the New School for Music Study in Kingston, New Jersey. He will graduate from Franklin High School in 2020 after having been active in the piano program there for all four years of high school. In 2016, Henry performed in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital at Carnegie Hall. He has played in the New Jersey Music Teachers' Association Spring Festival for 7 years and performed in their Honors and High Honors Recitals as well. Among his hobbies are playing the drum set, exploring music production, bike-riding, and reading. Henry will be attending Stetson University pursuing a degree in Piano Performance.

2019 Bart Pitman Scholarship Announcement

The winner of this year’s Bart Pitman Memorial Music Scholarship is Ellie Taylor. Auditions were held at the Thompson Memorial Church in New Hope on May 11, 2019. 

Ellie is a pianist from Hatboro PA.  She performed works by J.S. Bach, Franz Liszt, and Prokofiev.  She is a student of Sandra Carlock who was a featured performer for the Music Club in the past. Ellie is a recent graduate of the Academy of the New Church and will attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall.

Ellie will perform at the spring Young Performers Concert on Thursday March 12, 2020.