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Dr. Beth Gilbert Academic Excellence Music Scholarship

The Dr. Beth Gilbert Academic Excellence Music Scholarship was established in 2013 by the UW-Superior faculty member and music department chair. Dr. Gilbert is a native of northwest Iowa. After high school graduation, she attended the University of Northern Iowa to pursue her passion for teaching, earning degrees in piano performance and choral music education. She then continued her studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona.

Her piano students have won numerous awards and competitions including MTNA competitions (state-level) in high school and collegiate divisions, WMTA Badger Keyboard, Lake Superior Ragtime Society, DSSO Young Artist award, and UW-Superior Concerto competitions. She has received the UW-Superior Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Advising, the Chancellor’s Award for Model Teaching, an Alumni Award for “Excellence in Performance and Teaching” from the University of Arizona, and was chosen by the UW-Superior Alumni Association to receive an Honorary Alumnus Award in 1997. Dr. Gilbert was a member of the staff of the world-famous Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan for 35 summers.

Scholarship criteria: For a student with a 3.6 or higher GPA who has completed all the freshman core courses in music (theory and ear training).