Katherine Tombaugh received the first David Nott Collegiate Choir Scholarship at the
annual spring concert on April 9.
Tombaugh Receives David Nott Collegiate Choir Scholarship
April 12, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Katherine Tombaugh, a junior English
literature and music double major from Streator, Ill., received the first David Nott
Collegiate Choir Scholarship at the annual spring concert on April 9.
The concert honored the legacy of the late David Nott, professor emeritus of voice
and former director of choral activity at IWU, with the debut performance of a choral
piece commissioned in his memory by his widow, Anne Nott, along with family and friends.
The piece, "I Am in Need of Music," was composed by David Brunner, IWU class of '75
and director of choral activities at the University of Central Florida-Orlando, and
will become a part of the Collegiate Choir Commission Series, begun in 1952, and supported
by Nott throughout his career.
Tombaugh received the scholarship in honor of her "commitment to supporting the high
performance standards of Collegiate Choir, appreciation for the inherently collaborative
nature of choral singing, demonstrated leadership within the ensemble and affinity
for the choral art." The The David Nott Scholar is selected by the conductor of the
Collegiate Choir and in consultation with the director of the School of Music.
Nott, who passed away in December of 2004, taught at IWU for 31 years, bringing recognition
to an already distinguished choral program. He led the Collegiate Choir on an annual
spring break tour, which took the group to all corners of the United States and produced
critically acclaimed recordings. Among Nott's most distinguished students are world-renowned
opera singers Roger Roloff and Dawn Upshaw, a two time Grammy Award-winner who is
also married to Nott's oldest son.
For additional information, contact the IWU School of Music office at (309) 556- 3061.
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181