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Master of Arts in Music student Kaitlyn Wright receives Bass Fellowship
Kaitlyn Wright, a Texas Woman’s University master of arts in music student, is the 2015-2016 Perry R. Bass Fellowship recipient.
The Bass Fellowship, which includes a $5,000 stipend, is given annually to graduate students pursuing degrees in music with career aspirations in teaching. The fellowship began in 2007 in memory of Perry R. Bass, who donated millions to local museums and toward the creation of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
The fellowship is open to students who have completed at least one semester toward a master’s or doctoral degree at Texas Christian University, Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas or the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Wright is the fourth TWU graduate music education student to receive the award in the past six years. Previous recipients include Rachel Holt, Ashley Delaney, and Jessie Woolery.
Ms. Wright, an elementary specialist in Plano ISD at Shepard Elementary, received her bachelor of music degree and teacher certification from TWU in 2013. In her fellowship application she wrote: "Elementary music is my passion. I have always known that music can save people, even in their hardest times, and my job gives me the ability to instill the power of music at an early age." She considers music education to be both her privilege and her duty.
Ms. Wright is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education. She has completed her first two levels of Kodaly certification and will be getting her third level this summer. She is planning to acquire her first level in Orff certification this summer as well.
Ms. Wright shared that "Receiving the Perry R. Bass Fellowship means so much to me because it not only helps me further my education but it affirms that my effort and hard work is well spent. I appreciate that the fellowship committee honored me with this and plan to use it to become the teacher I have always hoped to be."
Perry R. Bass (1914-2006) was recognized locally and across the country for his success and leadership in business; for his contributions to his community, state and country; and for his generosity in philanthropy. Support of education and scholarship programs was of foremost interest to him.
Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc. is a Texas not-for-profit corporation established in 1992 to fund, build and operate the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened in 1998 in downtown Fort Worth. Bass Hall serves four classical resident companies, presents a diversity of entertainment fare and hosts the Children’s Education Program, which presents specially produced, curriculum-related education programs to more than 70,000 students each year. For more information, visit www.basshall.com.
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