Jun 18, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Colonel Stephen C. Hall and his wife, Pamela Hall, are longtime supporters of Georgia Tech. Beginning next fall, they will expand their support to include Music Technology. Georgia Tech’s School of Music is pleased to announce a new scholarship for students majoring in Music Technology.
The Halls possess a strong commitment to supporting Georgia Tech students both through scholarships and through mentoring students when they come to campus. Colonel Hall, a graduate of Georgia Tech’s Industrial Management program in 1967, serves as an adjunct distinguished professor of the practice in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. He and his wife received the Ivan Allen Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017.
“I have been amazed to see the passion, curiosity, and intensity with which the Halls engage with our students as artists and scholars. This new scholarship provides a tremendous opportunity to support promising students in our new music technology program and to establish a collaboration with the Halls in the mentorship of our students,” says Jason Freeman, chair of the School of Music.
Hall is equally passionate about communication and music. He announced the scholarship at a Glee Club rehearsal earlier in the Spring semester, telling the Glee Club members that the inspiration for the scholarship came from the relationship he had built in rehearsals and performances with the ensemble in recent years.
The Halls chose to name the scholarship in honor of Jerry Ulrich, who has conducted the Glee Club since his arrival at Georgia Tech in 2003. Under his direction, the membership of the Glee Club has quadrupled in size and they have performed around the world, including a tour this spring to Scotland.