Voice students earn scholarships

Two local voice students won scholarship awards during the State Honors Playoff at Ball State University on June 1, under auspices of Indiana Federation of Music Clubs/Jasper Club.

Lexi Jewel Halter, an eighth-grade graduate from Washington Catholic Schools, won the vocal art song junior division, first-place scholarship award, singing the art song, “Nursery Rhymes” by Pearl Curren.

Kylie Jane Krempp, a 2019 graduate of Jasper High School, won the vocal art song senior division, second-place scholarship. She sang the art song, “I Can’t Be Talking of Love,” composed by John Duke. 

Halter, 14, Washington, attended Washington Catholic School and has been a member of the school choir for many years. She was selected to the Indiana Music Educators Association Elementary and Middle School Honor Choirs, singing a solo at the Jasper Circle the State with Song Choir Festival. She performed the National Anthem for the 2018 Indiana State Fair dog show as well as Fourth of July celebrations in her home town. She received superior ratings at the IFMC at the state level and received gold ratings at Indiana State School Music Association’a solo and ensemble competitions in Evansville and Indianapolis. In 2019, Halter’s choir peers voted her as Most Outstanding Middle School Choir member. Halter is the daughter of Julie and Mark Halter and a voice and piano student of Jennifer Derr, Jasper.



Krempp, 18, Jasper, is a recent graduate of Jasper High School. She has played leading female leads in numerous musicals and sung many choir solos during her tenure at JHS. In addition, she was a four-year choir member and served as theater class president. She won the 2019 Jasper Philharmonic Club’s Vocal Scholarship and placed second in the 2018 Strassenfest Talentspiel. She earned consistent superior ratings at Federation competitions, and gold ratings at ISSMA solo and ensemble competitions. Other include outstanding freshman, the Sprite, debut performance female, outstanding senior, director’s award, best actress and outstanding theatre arts student awards. Krempp will be attending Ball State University. She is the daughter of Sherry and John Krempp. Her vocal instructor is Jennifer Derr, Jasper.

The IFMC offers scholarship opportunities for the youngest musicians through high school senior in junior clubs. The National Federation of Music Clubs is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with clubs and individual members of all ages.

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