Brianna Daugherty Recipient of Glenn Draper Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Pictured:  Brianna Daughtery
Pictured: Brianna Daughtery

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music Department and Choral Activities introduce the most recent recipient of the Glenn Draper Scholarship Fund, Ms. Brianna Daugherty.

The Glenn Draper Music Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed two successive years in UTC Choral Activities and has demonstrated successful academic performance. The scholarship was established in 2002 by friends and colleagues of Glenn Draper and is funded through a UC foundation endowment.

This year’s recipient, Ms. Brianna Daugherty, from Cleveland, TN, is currently completing coursework for a B.M. in Music Education at UTC.  Ms. Daugherty has been deeply involved with the music department during the past few years, since transferring from Carson-Newman, where she was studying pre-physical therapy.

She has been a member of UTC’s Chamber Singers for the past three years, and currently studies vocals under Dr. Rebecca St. Goar. She has actively participated in both the Opera & Theatre departments and is presently a member of the National Association for Music Education.  Ms. Daugherty currently serves as the President of UTC’s student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  Both the Chamber Singers and the student chapter of ACDA are under the direction of Dr. Kevin Ford.

She is an exceptional student and has made the Dean’s List every semester since commencing her studies at UTC. Most recently, she was awarded the 2014-2015 Authors and Artists Club Scholarship, Vocal Performance Scholarship and the Student Government Association Outstanding Senior Award for BM: Vocal Music Education.  Despite her busy schedule, Ms. Daugherty finds time to follow her passion in the community. She is the director of the children’s music program at Rivermont Presbyterian Church, and sings in its choir. Additionally, she finds time to sing in the Gospel Heritage Quartet year round. During the summer, she teaches and conducts shaped note music schools in Georgia, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Glenn Draper came to Chattanooga in 1968 and spent more than 30 years as Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. During his distinguished career, he directed singers’ performances before heads of state, including every U.S. President since Richard Nixon, and British Royalty. In addition, he has led 49 international concert tours and countless American tours.   His groups, including the Chattanooga Singers and the Singing Mocs at UTC, have performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, Australia’s Sydney Opera House and in concert with such renowned performers as Perry Como, Tony Bennett and Liberace. They have also performed for national audiences on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Hour of Power”. He has travelled with his singers across the globe and received numerous awards and commendations. Mr. Draper is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and, Rotary Club International.

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