Founded in 2018, the Paul R. Bishop Award in Choral and Vocal Music is awarded to a student or students for extraordinary work in the Joint Music Program choirs and Scripps College voice lessons. The music department’s hope is that students will use the award to further their music education. This award allows students to take additional voice lessons, participate in a summer music program, purchase music scores, or even put it toward a graduate program in the field.
From 1975 to 2017, Paul Bishop served as the staff performance accompanist for the Scripps College music department and the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps College. A beloved and dedicated member of the community, Bishop sadly passed away in June, 2017. A new award, the Paul R. Bishop Memorial Award in Choral and Vocal Music, commemorates his legacy with the goal of celebrating the exemplary work of choral and vocal music students in the Joint Music Program.
To contribute to the endowed Award fund, please contact Scripps College advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients of the Paul R. Bishop Award
2018 – Marissa Gee, HMC ’18
2019 – Chenlu (Cindy) Zhu, Scripps ’19
2020 – Leah Nadir, Scripps ’20
2021 – Yuanzhou (Candice) Chen, HMC ’21 and Jessica Torrey, HMC ’21
2022 – Mairead Brownell, Scripps ’22, Thomas Fleming, HMC ’22, Tom Chenlian Fu, HMC ’22, Thuy-Linh Le, HMC ’22