The Charleston Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018-2019 season scholarships. Using proceeds from its annual concerts, CMC awards a total of $10,000 in music scholarships each year to students pursuing a degree in vocal music or choral conducting at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University. Two students from each of the institutions have been selected:
Zahdriq Graves is a sophomore Vocal Performance major at the College of Charleston (CofC). He has worked with the College of Charleston Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Taylor and has performed with other students for the CofC Opera Fall Scenes and CofC Children’s Opera under the direction of David Templeton for the 2017-18 school year. He is a Tenor in the Charleston Men’s Chorus.
Joshua Brock from Iva, SC, is a freshman Performance and Composition major at the College of Charleston. In Iva, he attended Crescent High for two years before enrolling at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, in which he would study Opera and Art-songs for two years. During his stay at Governor’s School he had the opportunity to sing in his choir for a morning service at St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy. He is a Baritone in the Charleston Men’s Chorus.
Jairus McClanahan from Greenville, SC is a senior Voice Performance major at Charleston Southern University. Over the summer, Jairus placed 2nd in the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a Tenor in the Charleston Men’s Chorus.
Kaegan Fitzherbert from Greenville, SC, is a senior Vocal Performance major at Charleston Southern University. He has participated in the musicals and plays there, such as “She Loves Me,” “You’ve got to be carefully taught,” and music theory professor at CSU Dr. Richard Pressley’s original opera “Ruth.” This is his third year in the Charleston Men’s Chorus.