Jerrald McCollum Music Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Jerrald D. McCollum, Emeritus Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, taught for twenty-nine years in the areas of music education, choral music and choral conducting. He received his degrees from Florida State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. As an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Dr. McCollum served a three-year term as President of the 400-member Colorado division of ACDA, and was state advisor for the Colorado student chapters of Music Educators National Conference. Dr. McCollum was Organist/and or Director of Music for seventeen years at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church and Director of Music for eleven years at Wellshire Presbyterian Church. Upon retirement from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dr. McCollum was awarded Emeritus status and was honored as Professor of the Year, 1998. In January 2001, Dr. McCollum organized, and conducted, the Metropolitan State University of Denver Alumni Choir – an auditioned choir of 40 singers who are alumni of the choral program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The McCollum Scholarship will be available to choral music education majors at MSU Denver. The Metropolitan State University of Denver Music Department has produced many outstanding choral students who have now become very successful choral directors in schools and with community choral ensembles. The purpose of this scholarship is to attract even more qualified students to the outstanding choral education program at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
• Have a 3.0 GPA • Have 30 credit hours completed at MSU Denver or as a transfer student • Have a declared music education major, with a choral emphasis • Have demonstrated outstanding potential as a music educator