Wayne Hooper Memorial Brass Scholarship
Wayne Hooper was born for music! He dedicated his entire life to composing, arranging, singing, playing, recording, publishing and directing. For the glory of God and the promotion of His Gospel. His original music and arrangements total more than 1,500 songs, including his best-loved We Have This Hope, which was written for the 1962 General Conference session of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and is still loved and sung in Adventist churches around the world.
Wayne particularly enjoyed brass instruments. He played trombone, French horn, and baritone horn; and he composed many arrangements for brass. In recognition of this passion, Wayne and his family, before his death in 2007, envisioned a perpetual endowment that would encourage budding musicians to develop their talent, thus continuing Wayne’s tradition of excellence in sacred brass music.
Through this fund Wayne Hooper’s family and friends have made possible four $1,500 scholarships for UCA students or prospective students.
Eligibility Criteria: Successful candidates will be UCA students or prospective students with a passion for music. They will be earnestly developing skills with brass instruments. They must be consistent in practice and able to demonstrate progress in their musical abilities. They will exhibit leadership qualities and be considering a career in music.