Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Competition
In 1986, sister ISMTA chapters established the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund in honor of the founding members of the original chapter, Helen Berkley of Winfield, IL and Verona Pendell of West Chicago, IL. Currently the following ISMTA chapters sponsor and participate in the Scholarship Fund's activities: Naperville, Salt Creek, Waubonsie Valley, and West Suburban.
The purpose of the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund is to encourage and promote the cause of good music. The Participating Chapters jointly sponsor an annual piano competition for school-aged students whose teachers are members of the Participating Chapters. The winners of each division are awarded cash prizes, may be invited to perform at a meeting of one of the chapters, and receive other honors and recognition.
Annual Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Competition
The 2013 Berkley-Pendell Piano Competition will be held at Wentz Hall, North Central College in Naperville. The date for this year's competition and application deadline will be announced at a later date. Teachers are encouraged to consider entering students in this wonderful opportunity provided by the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund.