An annual scholarship fundraising concert to honour the life of School of Creative Arts voice teacher Catherine McKeever (BMus ’94), will move online this year to accommodate social distancing.
McKeever’s former student, Brianna DeSantis, established the event in 2013 following her teacher’s passing due to cancer in October 2012.
“Cathy was many things to many people,” says friend and fundraiser host Elspeth Maynard. “She was a wife, a mother, a sister and an aunt ... but to those of us who were not family, we remember her for her amazing performances as a singer and as a wonderful, caring voice teacher and friend.”
Organizers say it is only fitting that a scholarship established in her name not only to honour her but also provide financial support to future singers studying at SoCA.
Each day during the week of October 19 – 23 a video of a live performance by one of Cathy’s former students, Cathy’s sisters, or Cathy herself will be posted on the University of Windsor YouTube channel, SoCA Facebook page and SoCA website, along with a link for friends, alumni, and supporters to donate on the University’s secure website.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/soca.uwindsor
To donate, visit the secure website at: https://my.uwindsor.ca/web/uw/donations# -- under “Designations”, click on the “Other” button and type in “Catherine McKeever Scholarship”and fill out the required information.
Your donation will be automatically designated to the Catherine McKeever Memorial Scholarship. Donations over $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt from the University of Windsor.