Vocal Scholarships

The  Grand  Mesa  ChorusDarlene in an ovalSweet  Adelines Darlene Guerrie Memorial Vocal Scholarship

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Chorus members, left to right, Darlene Guerrie, Tammy Schler, Shirley Fenn Nola Stephens and Sharon Kolacny

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 scholarship 6Adeline 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.


Harley Galbasini Wins the 2016 Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines CMU Vocal Scholarship

scholarship winner 2016This year, Harley Galbasini has been awarded with our vocal
scholarship to CMU. Harley is a recent graduate of Fruita Monument
High School, graduating with Highest Honors, a choir medallion, and
a thespian chord. She upheld over a 4.0 GPA throughout high school
and plans to keep that going in college. Harley was involved with
theater, choir, and band activities including: dancing, acting,
stagehand, percussion ensemble, multiple choirs, and the color guard
in marching band. She will attend Colorado Mesa University as a
music education major in the fall.

“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.