Marjorie F. Gravit Piano Friends of Music Scholarship
Majorie Gravit grew up attending concerts in the Washington, D.C. area, fueling her life-long interest in music. Among the recitals she attended, she had heard the performances of Sergei Rachmaninoff, John McCormack, and Fritz Kreisler.
Gravit attended Oberlin College in the late 1920s where she had the opportunity to hear many concerts at the renowned Oberlin Conservatory. Her interest in classical music from an early age helped her build an encyclopedic knowledge of different styles and pieces. Gravit is one of the few winners of WFIU's "Ether Game" program, a musical guessing game.
She and her husband, Dr. Francis W. Gravit, Professor Emeritus of French and Italian at Indiana University, lived in Bloomington since 1948 where they participated in many cultural and community activities. Since their arrival to Bloomington, they have seen the Jacobs School of Music evolve and grow, partly due to their love and support for the school and music.
The Jacobs School of Music is honored to award the Marjorie F. Gravit Friends of Music Piano Scholarship to deserving piano undergraduate students at the Jacobs School of Music.