John and Barbara Henigbaum Scholarship

Established through a gift from Barbara Henigbaum and family, this award honors John Henigbaum’s service as Principal Horn with the Tri-City Symphony (now the Quad City Symphony Orchestra) and is intended to facilitate the summer education and study (summer music camps, summer private lessons, etc.) of up to two exceptional Quad City area brass students in grades 6 through 11.

Scholarship Awards:
2  $425 scholarships (1 scholarship for grades 6-8, and 1 for grades 9-11)

2024 Award Recipients:
Shay Shehl, Grade 10, Geneseo High School
Teagan Schmidt, Grade 8, North Scott Junior High

Scholarship Timeline:
March 15 | Application, recommendation letter, and video submissions due
April 5 | Announcement of awards

1. Online Application Form
2. Band/Orchestra Teacher Recommendation Form
3. Between 3-5 minutes of a video recording that best represents your playing. (All-state and Honor Band excerpts encouraged)

Adjudication Process:
A committee of QCSO musicians will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
1. Strength of Application Essay/Recommendation.
2. Strength of Musicianship as demonstrated by the video recording.

Please Note:
*Students must indicate which concert band/orchestra camp they would like to attend.
*Students must be members of their school band program.
*Students without a teacher recommendation will not be considered.
*Preference is given to students who reside within a 30 mile radius of the Quad Cities.
*Awards will be paid directly to the music camp of the student’s choice.

Henigbaum Scholarship Application 

Please fill out the form below completely. Your application is not complete until a recommendation form has been received by your band director.  Please see below for the recommendation form.

Henigbaum Scholarship Application

  • Henigbaum Scholarship Essay Questions

  • Video Recording Submission

  • Please enter your band director's email. We will send them an automated email to prompt them to complete the recommendation letter. Please also speak to them in person about this opportunity.
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Henigbaum Scholarship Recommendation Form

  • Band Director Information

  • Recommended Student Information

  • Recommendation

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