TMTEF Collegiate Award

TMTEF Collegiate Award

Deadline: April 1

The TMTEF Collegiate Award of $2,000 is available for a qualified college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.

Applicants must be an undergraduate college student working towards a music major or minor.  This award is funded by the Texas Music Teachers Educational Foundation.

TMTEF Collegiate Award Application


TMTEF Collegiate Award Winner 2020

TMTEF Trustees: Sharon Callahan, Chair, Sharla VanCleave, and Ann Witherspoon

Kyle Dacon

The 2020 TMTEF $2000 Collegiate Award is being presented to Kyle Dacon. Kyle is currently attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. After receiving his undergraduate piano performance degree, he hopes to attend The University of Texas to pursue a master’s degree in piano performance. He is currently singing tenor in the esteemed St. Olaf’s College Choir. He accompanies many groups and soloists and even teaches a few private piano lessons. Mr. Dacon’s deep desire is to teach. Here are his words: “While I love performing as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist, I feel my true calling is to share music with others, especially through teaching. Even though sharing music by performing for others is powerful and changes lives, I know that no single performance or concert has influenced my life in the way that my music teachers and educators have. As a pianist and teacher, I want to be able to pass down my love for making music and help others to discover their own passion for music and the arts.”