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The Julius E. McCullough Music Education and Performance Scholarship
Tidewater Area Musicians, Inc., the local branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., has established a scholarship program designed to provide financial assistance and support to graduating high school seniors from Hampton Roads, VA as they pursue their musical goals and aspirations.

We are pleased to offer the first JULIUS E. MCCULLOUGH MUSIC EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD in the amount of $1000.00 to a student who enrolls in an accredited undergraduate college or university degree program with a major in Music.

Scholarship Applications may be obtained from the office of the Guidance Counselor at the applicant’s high school or downloaded from the TAM website at www.tamnorfolk.org. In addition to the completed application form, the applicant is requested to submit an Official High School Transcript of grades, Two Letters of Recommendation (one from a school staff member and one from another, non-relative), an Autobiographical Sketch, and a current photograph.

Electronic or paper copies of the application form and all required documents must be submitted (postmarked or emailed) on or before May 20, 2022 to:

LaVerne Wiggins Reed, Scholarship Committee Chair
Tidewater Area Musicians, Inc.
P. O. Box 5622
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
OR: lyrecal74@gmail.com

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Julius E. McCullough is a highly regarded Music Educator, Performer and Music Clinician. He has directed choirs, bands and orchestras in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was director of the acclaimed Franklin Learning Center High School Jazz Ensemble and the school’s 89 voice concert choir. Mr. McCullough was honored to perform as a singer with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in 1974 in the performances of his "Sacred Concerts"

Mr. McCullough is a National Board Member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., the 2nd Assistant Eastern Region Director of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc, Artistic Director of the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads, Past Director of the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Choir, Past Board Member of NASPAAM, was an Assistant Manager of the Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA, is a Founding Member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Council and President of the Tidewater Area Musicians, Inc. He is a 1963 Charter Member of Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Norfolk State University.