Douglassville native at SRU to compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship

Chad Williamson

Douglassville native at SRU to compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK – Fourteen Slippery Rock University student vocalists will demonstrate their range at 2 p.m., Nov. 4, at Swope Music Hall when they compete for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship as part of the 26th annual competition.

Each student will present two selections.

Local students include Madeline Reno, a sophomore music therapy major from Douglassville, who will perform “Mandoline” by Claude Debussy and “The Red Dress” by Ricky Ian Gordon.

The scholarship, which provides tuition support to three SRU students, honors the late Chad Williamson. Williamson, a Slippery Rock Area High School graduate, planned to study music at SRU but was killed in a traffic accident prior to his freshman year.

Karen Legato, a 1991 SRU communication graduate and former SRU employee, and the late Fred Williamson, started the scholarship in 1992.

The competition is free and open to the public.

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