Scholarships: Henry Mancini and Phil Inman
The Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards will offer these scholarship opportunities.
The Henry Mancini Scholarship, with a lead gift from Mrs. Ginny Mancini
The Phil Inman Scholarship, with a lead gift from Dr. Emma Rocco
A minimum of $5,000 is needed to for the initialization of these scholarships. With your help, scholarships will be distributed at the annual Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards.
Scholarship applications will be available at ManciniAwards.org and will be administered by the Beaver County Foundation.
Background: Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, on behalf of the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards, has created two scholarships to recognize and honor individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the enrichment of arts through music education and performance. This fund will provide scholarship assistance for an individual to continue their professional education through traditional college and university programs as well as professional schools. The scholarships are named for legendary Henry Mancini, and for Philip Inman, whose contribution has provided a lasting impact on the performance arts in the Beaver County region.
Henry Mancini grew up in West Aliquippa and was encouraged by his father to be a musician. He enrolled in Julliard, but later was called to serve in the military. Eventually, he was able to take his talents to California and became an international musical celebrity through his original musical scores for the movies and television. During his lifetime he was nominated for seventy-two Grammy Awards, winning twenty. Mancini was also nominated for eighteen Academy Awards, winning four, as well as a great variety of other awards and honors. Songs such as “Moon River”, and the theme from the “Pink Panther” movies have been recognized for decades.
Philip Inman was a long time music educator in the Rochester Area School district, where his dedication to musical productions and individual teaching inspired many to pursue various aspects of music and the arts beyond secondary school. He is responsible for securing the first amateur license for a high school production of a professional theatrical production. He went on to rejuvenate the Beaver Valley Choral Society; making it one of the county’s top cultural assets.
If you would like to help fund the Henry Mancini and Phil Inman Scholarships, contact Chris Shovlin – Community Engagement Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.