P. E. MacAllister Scholarship in Voice
P.E. MacAllister is a dynamic Indianapolis civic leader, businessman, philanthropist, and veteran who served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. MacAllister is a patron of the arts and a true Renaissance man, and has shared his knowledge with Indianapolis for over 25 years through his production of over one thousand public television and radio programs. His work has created a rich and detailed oral narrative of Indianapolis and Indiana history.
Born in Wisconsin, MacAllister moved to Indianapolis after serving in the army. Soon after, he took over his father's business, MacAllister Machinery Co., a midwest Caterpillar dealer. He has served on the Capitol Improvement Board in Indianapolis, which is responsible for building major downtown buildings, such as the Hoosier Dome, the Convention Center, and the Lucas Oil Stadium.
MacAllister has also been involved with the Indianapolis Opera Company since 1975, as well as starting the MacAllister Awards, an opera competition that brought opera singers and judges from across the country. From 1982 to the mid 2000's, MacAllister hosted a talk show called On Site, focusing on the arts and culture in Indianapolis.
In 2014, MacAllister was awarded Indiana's highest honor, the Sachem Award, by then Governor Mike Pence. He has also served as the executive director of the Council on Cities and was former President George W. Bush's appointee to the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Jacobs School of Music is proud to award the P.E. MacAllister Scholarship in Voice to fulltime incoming freshman voice majors.