Darlene Guerrie, a Grand Junction native born in 1934, was a 1952 graduate of Grand Junction High School and from an early age loved music and was involved in many areas in the musical community. She served on the Community Concert Board and sang with the Mesa State College Chorale.
She discovered the Grand Mesa Chorus of Sweet Adelines in the mid 70’s and spent the next 25 years working in it’s behalf as an innovative leader. Her administrative talents from working for 15 years as an assistant in the Student Body Office at Mesa State, now Colorado Mesa University , led her to actively pursue leadership roles not only on the local level, but also on the Region and International Boards of Sweet Adelines.
Darlene’s courageous and valiant fight with cancer ended in 2000. To honor her visionary expertise, knowledge and dedication to the Sweet Adeline organization, the Grand Mesa Chapter awards the annual $1,000 Darlene Guerrie Memorial Scholarship to a Colorado Mesa University student pursuing a degree in music.
SOPHIA WEATHERS GRAND MESA CHORUS 2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Sophia “Belle” Weathers has been awarded the Sweet Adeline vocal music scholarship to CMU, where she is majoring in music education. Her goal is to help young adults expand their creativity and ability to express themselves through music. Besides teaching she hopes to impact the lives of any audiences who watch her performances. After graduating from CMU, she plans to get a masters in vocal performance and go on for a doctorate in conducting.
“The Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines Darlene Guerrie Memorial Vocal Scholarship” Requirements
* An applicant must be a vocal music major at Colorado Mesa University, either an incoming freshman who has been approved for entrance into the program, or a student already attending Colorado Mesa University as a vocal major and have a 2.8 GPA.
*An audition is required, by CD or DVD or a live audition with the Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines Scholarship Committee. Arrangements may be made with Shirley at 970-255-9419.
* The Scholarship winner is required to sing a solo in one of the Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines shows.
*Scholarship is available to both male and female students.
*All applications are due by May 5 of each year.
*The applicant must complete a general scholarship application . To access the scholarship application and other information, students can go to the Colorado Mesa University Scholarship Page for Financial Aid.
Click on the link below….
* There are instructions on this page that tell students how to apply for the scholarships. There is also a link to the student’s MavZone which is where the application is located. Additionally, there is also a link that takes you to the public site where the scholarships are listed.
* When searching for The Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines Darlene Guerrie Memorial Vocal Scholarship, enter Sweet Adelines Scholarship into the search box.