Michael D’Ambrisi had a love for music that he passed down throughout his family. Earning his music degree in violin at the New York Conservatory at age 12, Michael went on to lead a jazz ensemble that performed throughout New York City during the depression era.
Michael’s daughter, Audrey Sherrill, was also a gifted performer at a young age but devoted her music career to teaching piano and playing the organ. Audrey filled her home with music and was passionate about helping students fulfill their musical potential. Together, Michael and Audrey created a lasting musical legacy for their descendants for generations to come.
This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Audrey Sherrill and Michael D’Ambrisi by supporting students who are pursuing musical careers.
Any high school senior or undergraduate attending school in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in music performance, jazz studies, music education or music therapy may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your background in music, your inspiration for pursuing a musical degree, and what impact you hope to make. Heads up! Music Performance or Jazz Studies majors, please include a link of short performance with your proficient instrument.