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Help the chorale continue its mission to bring great choral music to the Wlmington community!
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Scholarship Donation
This scholarship goes to a high school senior who expects to continue their vocal experience in college or university.
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The Dave Hardee Scholarship for
Vocal Performing Arts or Music Education

Our scholarship is named to honor the memory of Dave Hardee, who was, for many years, the President of the chorale, and a wonderful friend to us all.  At its inception, the scholarship was called the Ralph Robbins Scholarship, but was renamed upon the death of Mr. Hardee.

The Wilmington Choral Society is pleased to offer the Dave Hardee Scholarship Award to a graduating high school senior in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick county who is an active participant in a vocal performing arts program (choir, ensemble, church choir, chorus, etc.), and who plans on continuing their vocal or music education studies at the post-secondary level.  The 2023 scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00

Applicants need not plan to major in music but they must plan to continue their study of voice or participate in the choral activities of a post-secondary institution.  An audition DVD of at least two minutes in length to showcase range and ability is required.

In addition, please submit a copy of your High School transcript and a picture of yourself - this may be used to promote both this Scholarship Program, as well as the Wilmington Choral Society.

Click on the PDF at right to read the Guidelines and print the complete application.   


Email Kathy Horsmon at:

or regular mail at:

Wilmington Choral Society

c/o Kathy Horsmon

Post Office Box 3772
Wilmington, NC  28406

Dave Hardee Scholarship Award Winners 


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Greta Fennell

The 2023 Winner of The Dave Hardee Scholarship for Vocal Performing Arts or Music Education is Greta Fennell.  She is a graduating student of Wilmington Christian Academy. Since the sixth grade, Greta has competed at both state and national levels in the categories of vocal solos, speech and drama.  


In the fall of 2023, Greta will study Communications with a minor in Music at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, where she has been accepted.

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Trinity Cottle


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Anne Francis Frazier


Brady Leger

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Zachary Burk

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Ana Player Murray


Abigale Hawkins

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Nora Jean Mark


Lucy Baker


Abigail Schilchmann

Suzette Hartsfield


Algernon J. Robinson

Madeline Lane Lillich


Katheryn Clair Nabel


Quentin Lovette

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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