Attrus C. Fleming Music Scholarship

Attrus C. Fleming, Jr. was a pianist, organist, composer, arranger, accompanist, choral director, and educator known in the local Washington, DC metropolitan area, nationally, and internationally.

A child prodigy, he began formal study of the piano at age five and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano and music education from Howard University.

A music teacher in the Washington, DC public school system for more than 30 years, Mr. Flemings diverse skills and talents spanned secular, sacred, and jazz music.

He worked to improve the quality of life for children and youth and, as a mentor, used music to help them face challenging life situations. His principal aim was to reduce hopelessness by creating an interest in music and music careers for his students.

Mr. Fleming opened his home as a safe haven to many, particularly musically gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds who did not have the opportunity to receive private or advanced music instruction.

He was well-known for working with these youthful musicians and supported and encouraged them to achieve higher aspirations, fostering their talents to the fullest potential.

Many of these young people succeeded in pursuing their dreams of musical excellence and went on to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees in music as well as to become professional performers, teachers, and mentors to other upcoming musical artists.

Attrus C. Fleming Music Scholarship Deadline

  • Application Deadline : 31st March, 2016

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