Named Scholarships

Precollege named endowed scholarships, established in honor of and with gratitude to the following distinguished faculty members and cherished friends, are given out every year in perpetuity. Additional funding for each of these named endowed scholarships increases the amount awarded to Precollege scholarship students each year.

Alex Assoian Music Project Endowed Precollege Scholarship
Established in 2015 to honor the memory and gifted musician, Alex Assoian. By the young age of 23, Alex was already inspiring musicians of all ages across music genres to find the passion in their music and helped many gifted young musicians achieve their musical aspirations. Please visit to learn more. This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Precollege cellists. 

Karen Beardsley and Maitland Peters Endowed Precollege Voice Scholarship
Established in honor of these distinguished and cherished Precollege faculty members.

Marion Feldman Endowed Precollege Cello Scholarship
Created in 1998 to celebrate faculty member Marion Feldman, master cellist and pedagogue. The Feldman Award is given to one or more Precollege cellists every year.

Dianne Danese Flagello Endowed Precollege Scholarship (all disciplines)
Created in honor of Dianne Flagello, beloved Director of the Precollege Division for 25 years, on the occasion of her retirement from Manhattan School of Music. The Flagello Scholarship is awarded annually to students on any instrument.

Rosetta Goodkind Endowed Precollege Piano Scholarship
Created to commemorate esteemed piano pedagogue Rosetta Goodkind, a teacher in the Precollege Division for 37 years, who passed away in July 2011. The Goodkind Scholarship is awarded to one or two Precollege pianists every year.

Constance Keene Endowed Precollege Piano Scholarship

Established in 2011 in memory of Constance Keene, a beloved member of the piano faculty who taught at Manhattan School of Music from 1969 to 2005. This scholarship is awarded to a pianist annually.

Patinka Kopec Endowed Precollege Violin Scholarship

Established in 2012 in honor of the pedagogical excellence of violinist Patinka Kopec. The Kopec Scholarship is given to one or more Precollege violinists every year.

Sassa Maniotis Endowed Precollege Piano Scholarship
Sassa Maniotis was the embodiment of musical inspiration & direction. She incited a love and passion of music as the center of my life which lead me ultimately to NYC, to Manhattan School of Music and beyond. It is with great honor and respect for her that this scholarship was created by her student and Precollege faculty member Delana Thomsen.

Carl Owen Memorial Endowed Scholarship (all disciplines)
Established in memory of Carl Owen by his family and friends.