Endowments & Scholarships
Carl G. Van Buskirk Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 1993, Mazelle Van Buskirk established this fund to honor the memory of her late husband, Professor Emeritus Carl Van Buskirk. Professor Van Buskirk studied piano with Rudolph Ganz at the Chicago Musical College and earned a master's degree in music composition and performance from the Eastman School of Music. Professor Van Buskirk joined the voice faculty of the Indiana University School of Music in 1946, where he was chairman of the voice department from 1961 until his retirement in 1971. During his 26 years at Indiana University, he was a dedicated teacher whose many students benefited from his talents as a vocalist, pianist, composer, and poet. To honor him on his 85th birthday, his wife prepared a volume of his poems, Personal Music, for publication. It has been written that his poetry evokes "an April world filled with laughter, promise, nourishment, and a dynamic joy in the beauty of creation, and the creation of beauty."
The Carl G. Van Buskirk Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at IU School of Music.