Keep the music alive!
There is a special joy that can only be found in the powerful blending of voices united in song. Through the centuries, music has helped capture the spirit and essence of great moments.
Encouraging the future generation of musical talent is essential to preserving this tradition. A special fund has been established in the name of Detroit Concert Choir’s Founding Director, Gordon Nelson. The Fund was designed to:
- Honor Gordon Nelson and keep his memory alive
- Support our efforts to encourage young people to join the Detroit Concert Choir by helping defray membership costs
- Provide financial assistance to worthy young musicians who share in the Detroit Concert Choir’s artistry
To support this funding opportunity, please designate Nelson Scholarship Fund in the memo line of your donation to the Detroit Concert Choir.
Meet the recipients of the Gordon Nelson Scholarship 2021-2022 Season
OLIVIA DONNEL Soprano, is a 2020 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance. She has sung many principal roles and has extensive experience singing in ensembles. Olivia holds a singing position at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at Oakland University where she studies with Dr. Alta Dantzler. She is excited to be a first year member of the Detroit Concert Choir.
JACOB ROBERTSON, Baritone, joined the Detroit Concert Choir in2018. He is a graduate of Oakland University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. While attending Oakland, Jacob sang as a member of University Chorus, Symphony Chorus and the Oakland Chorale. He is currently a Private Piano and Voice Teacher at Expressions Music Academy and a member of the EMA Singers. He is honored to be singing with the Detroit Concert Choir and is happy to be singing under Dr. Mike Mitchell again.
MARCELL SELDON Bass, is a Detroit native and is new to the DetroitConcert Choir this fall. Marcell attended Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School where he sang with the legendary choral director, Alice Lloyd. He graduated from the Detroit School of the Arts and studied music collegiately at Alabama A&M and Oakland University. Currently residing in Westland, Marcell is the music director at Better Life Church in Eastpointe and teaches private music lessons.
Our thanks to the following for their support of the scholarship fund:
|Brandon & Danielle Johnson
Gerrie & Betty Ball
Bob & Rebecca Meyers
Gregg & Beth Stobbs
Richard Aude & Joy Crawford
Mike & Heidi Coburn
|Ray Laethem Motor Village
Rory Bolger & Helene Rottenberg
Douglas & Diane Ingamells
Dr. Joseph & Michelle Metes
Jim & Christine Rice
Jeff & Christine Rouce
Sam & Veronica Smith