Music faculty give money to create new scholarships

WCU music faculty display the $850 scholarship fund check.

WCU music faculty display the $850 scholarship fund check.

Members of the Western Carolina University music faculty contributed their own money to create an $850 scholarship for an incoming freshman student for the upcoming fall semester.

Auditions will be held to select a recipient of the WCU Music Faculty Scholarship.

“It is great to see the faculty pull together to make this scholarship happen,” said Will Peebles, head of the music department. “Western’s department of music has only 25 percent of the scholarship money it needs to be competitive for the state’s top music students.”

Individuals interested in contributing to music scholarships should contact Will Peebles at (828) 227-3258.