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Endowments & Scholarships

Martin Eliot Grey Memorial Scholarship

GreyJean Paul Richter once said "Music is the poetry of the air." Martin Eliot Grey truly believed and lived these words. Martin was born on October 8, 1955 and grew up in New Jersey. Martin had a true love for music and played many instruments including the trumpet, saxophone, flute, piccolo, cello and piano. He not only loved to play music, but he also composed his own pieces and had a beautiful tenor voice. He dreamed of being a conductor, attended Julliard Prep School and was a member of the National Chorus for a summer. As a teenager, Martin sang in an adult choir and played trumpet and saxophone in a rock band that played on college campuses. Martin attended the Indiana University School of Music to share his love with others and achieve his dream of becoming a conductor. Sadly, his life was cut short when he passed away on April 15, 2007.

Ruth Grey, mother of Martin Eliot Grey and Yona Fisher, sister of Martin Eliot Grey have established the Martin Eliot Grey scholarship in loving memory. This scholarship is awarded annually to worthy students pursuing a degree in composition.