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TWU’s Rachel Holt awarded Perry R. Bass Fellowship
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June 22, 2009 — DENTON – Rachel Holt of Euless,
a Texas Woman’s University master of arts in music student,
is the 2009-2010 Perry R. Bass Fellowship recipient.
The Bass Fellowship,
which includes a $5,000 stipend, is given annually to graduate
students pursuing degrees in music with career aspirations
in teaching. The fellowship began in 2007 in memory of Perry
R. Bass, who donated millions to local museums and toward
the creation of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance
Hall in Fort Worth.
is open to students who have completed at least one semester
toward a master’s or doctoral degree at Texas Christian
University, Texas Woman’s University, the University
of North Texas or the University of Texas at Arlington.
this fellowship is a good indication of the support that arts
and music education have in North Texas,” said Ms. Holt,
a Suzuki Strings teacher at Lakewood Elementary in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford
(H-E-B) school district. “Working toward my master’s
degree at TWU is making me a better teacher. I’m learning
how to work with my students more efficiently and effectively.”
Ms. Holt is a member
of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Suzuki Association
of the Americas and the National Association of Music Education.
She, along with the H-E-B school district’s Suzuki Strings
staff, presented “No Squeaks: A New Model for Beginning
String Players” at the 2009 Texas Music Educators Association’s
annual convention. Ms. Holt received her bachelor of music
education degree from Baylor University in 2002 and has taught
at Lakewood Elementary since 2003.
leading her elementary students to be the foundation for an
outstanding orchestra program in her school district,”
said Sue Buratto, director of education for Performing Arts
Fort Worth, Inc. “Her enthusiasm for what she is building
and her work as a teacher captured the imagination of the
entire Bass Fellowship committee.”
Perry R. Bass (1914-2006)
was recognized locally and across the country for his success
and leadership in business; for his contributions to his community,
state and country; and for his generosity in philanthropy.
Support of education and scholarship programs was of foremost
interest to him.
Fort Worth, Inc. is a Texas not-for-profit corporation established
in 1992 to fund, build and operate the Nancy Lee and Perry
R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened in 1998 in downtown
Fort Worth. Bass Hall serves four classical resident companies,
presents a diversity of entertainment fare and hosts the Children’s
Education Program, which presents specially produced, curriculum-related
education programs to more than 70,000 students each year.
For more information, visit www.basshall.com.
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