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Phoebe Hamann Music Scholarship

The 2018 Phoebe Hamann Music Scholarship was awarded to Grace Dowd. Grace has played the viola for twelve years, performing with local student groups and a variety of Nebraska honors orchestras, including the All-State orchestra. She was a featured senior soloist with the Lincoln Youth Symphony and the Homeschool Orchestra. After spending a month with the Credo Chamber music workshop at Oberlin Conservatory, she was selected as a participant for the finale concert, performing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in Chicago. Grace began her studies as a viola major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall of 2018. 

Past Recipients

2017 - Grace Pugh, Violin
2016 - Annemarie Schubert, Violin
2015 - Mary Dowd, Viola; Ben Hadley, Violin
2014 - Charles Dowd, Violin
2013 - Samantha Noonan, Cello
2012 - Erich Gebers, Cello
2011 - Ian Wright, Double Bass
2010 - Sam Loeck, Double Bass
2009 - Keaton Soto-Olson, Double bass
2008 - Lauren Taylor, Violin
2007 - Ashley Rathjen, Violin
2006 - Jessica Dussault, Cello
2005 - Jessica Rajewich, Violin
2004 - Megan Murphy, Viola

Charles Hamann Music Scholarship

The 2018 Charles Hamann Scholarship was awarded to Sean Lebita. Sean is a graduate of Lincoln North Star High School and plays violin, piano, and percussion. He has performed with honors orchestras, honor bands, and jazz band. He played with the All State Jazz Band for two years. He is a Nebraska Young Artist Award winner, is active with the TriM Music Honor Society, and serves as a church accompanist. Sean began his studies in piano performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall of 2018.

Past Recipients

2017 - Liam Hughes, Trombone
2016 - Lukas McIlhaney, Flute
2015 - Erich Gebers, Cello; Matt Eschliman, Trombone and Piano
2014 - Madeline Noonan, Horn and Voice
2013 - Sam Beck-Johnson, Bass
2012 - Sarah Wolf, Flute
2011 - Laurel Woodring, Violin; Helen Dowd, Violin
2010 - Caleb Bryan Groves, Flute; Natalie Brening, Violin
2009 - Lacey Atkinson, Violin
2008 - Kirsten Wissink, Violin
2007 - Marc Bettis, Violin
2006 - Anne Marxhausen, Violi

Other Scholarship Awards

From time to time, our Scholarship Committee chooses to award additional scholarships, often given in honor of SAIL Camp Board Members or SAIL Camp anniversary years.

The 2017 Compass Rose Award was awarded to Brendon Gibbons. Brendon is a junior at Doane University, majoring in music education/flute.

Past Recipients

2016 Compass Rose Scholarship
Alex Wooten

2014 Compass Rose Scholarship
Lauren Bydalek, Piano

2012 Compass Rose Scholarship
Sarah Knuth Baker, Violin

2012 Compass Rose Scholarship
Max Oehlertz, Viola

2009 SAIL Camp 25-Year Scholarship
Jennifer Zumwalt, Violin

2009 Marilyn Kelley Scholarship
Johannah Bashford, Cello