Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship

The Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Carolyn‘s service to the Michigan School Vocal Music Association. In her position as head of the Choral/Vocal Department of Malecki Music Inc., Carolyn worked tirelessly for 20 years to provide MSVMA members with the materials to better perform our jobs as music educators.

The scholarship is awarded to an MSVMA member in January and must be used by the end of the next calendar year. Scholarship applicants must be: 

  • Pursuing an advanced degree or a interested in enrolling in a non-degree choral music institute or workshop
  • An MSVMA member with at least three years teaching experience in Michigan
  • Able to return to MSVMA activities after using the scholarship

Areas of study include

  • Choral Conducting
  • Composition, with emphasis on Choral/Vocal Music
  • Vocal Music Education
  • Church Music with Vocal/Choral emphasis
Scholarship Requirements:
  • All applicants must be available for an interview via electronic meeting prior to the Michigan Music Conference.
Scholarship must be used by December 312025.        

Applications will be reviewed by the Carolyn F. Leep Scholarship Committee which is chaired by the past president. Applicants must be available for an interview via video conference prior to the Michigan Music Conference.

Application deadline

November 15, 2023

Please submit questions to


Michigan School Vocal Music Association

P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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