The Winner of the 2014 W. Alan Berg Memorial Scholarship is:
John (Jack) F. Lindberg, St Charles East High School
Jack plans to attend North Central College in Naperville majoring in Music Education.
"Being part of a choir is special because it is more challenging (than solo work). I plan to continue with choir in college and will probably sing in choirs all my life!"
Al Berg was a graduate of St. Charles East High School and very active in the choral program. He went on to become one of the founding members of the Mostly Madrigal Singers, now known as the St. Charles Singers, in 1984 and sang with the group until 1990.
Al loved music and people. He was generous with his talents, his time, his friendship and his dedication to sharing quality music. Although Al was a terrific soloist, he most enjoyed being part of an ensemble. He worked for the benefit of the group rather than the glory of himself.
After Al passed away in September of 1991, his parents, William and Marilyn Berg along with St. Charles Singers, decided to establish a scholarship that would be offered to a student from St. Charles East High School that most exemplified some of the qualities that Al possessed as a member of the fine arts community. We are pleased to offer this award annually and hope that it will enable aspiring students to continue in the study of choral music.
Students from St. Charles East High School interested in applying for this $500.00 scholarship award may do so by filling out and submitting an application.