Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation Doubles Vocal Scholarship Contribution to UM Frost School of Music

May 03, 2013 — Coral Gables — The University of Miami Frost School of Music announced the Ft. Lauderdale based Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation has awarded the school $50,000 for vocal scholarships in the academic year 2013-14.

The Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in June 2012 to provide tuition assistance for music majors at select higher education institutions in the State of Florida. The new $50,000 contribution doubles the foundation’s support to the University of Miami over the prior year and will assist vocal performance majors as they pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees at UM Frost. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year but may be renewed at the discretion of the foundation. University of Miami is one of two Florida colleges chosen to receive the scholarship for 2013-2014.

Mezzo soprano Georgina Dieter Dennis made her debut in 1937 at New York’s Town Hall, and sang throughout the United States with James F. Victor’s Band for the USO during World War II years. Her career credits included performances in light opera productions such as the Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, and more. She established the Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation prior to her passing in 2006 to provide training opportunities for aspiring young vocalists.


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President of the Georgina Dieter Dennis Foundation, Ronald Schagrin (left) and board member Elias Porras (right) present Dean of the Frost School of Music, Shelly Berg with a $50,000 donation for vocal scholarship.