The Astrid Thalheimer Memorial Vocal Scholarship
This scholarship is open for applications TBA.
Attention Voice Teachers, Choral Directors, & Guidance Counselors!
In the effort to promote and encourage talented young singers, The A Cappella Singers offers scholarship in honor of our founder, Astrid Thalheimer. This scholarship of $500 will be presented to a high school senior woman from the Metrowest area of Boston who plans to pursue a degree in vocal performance or music education with a vocal concentration. Download the Application
The A Cappella Singers of Metrowest Boston is a community chorus of women that has been in existence for over 50 years, presenting two concerts a year of a varied nature.
We look forward to hearing some wonderful and talented young women!
Director, The A Cappella Singers
The Astrid “Sandy” Thalheimer Vocal Scholarship has been established in our founder’s name. This scholarship is given to a female student going on to a college or university to study voice. The scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year.
Astrid “Sandy” Hanson Thalheimer was born on New Year’s Day in Springfield, MA in 1931. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and attended Boston University, where she studied in the graduate School of Psychology and later received instruction in music conducting. She was involved with the Handel & Haydn Society, The Masterworks Chorale, and the Master Singers.
In 1963, Sandy founded The A Cappella Singers women’s choral group in Metrowest Boston, where she increased membership to more than fifty women at one point, and performed countless concerts. She later served as music director for two local area churches. Always intellectually engaging, spirited, opinionated and caring of others, Sandy will be missed and fondly remembered forever.
Donations in her name can be sent to the Astrid H. Thalheimer Vocal
Scholarship, Care of The A Cappella Singers • P.O. Box 6251 • Natick, MA 01760. Download donation form