Utley Travel Award

The Joe R. and Joella F. Utley and Streitwieser Foundation Travel Awards

Several awards are given each year to help undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Society's various events in Europe and the U.S. (the annual Early Brass Festival, sessions and other events organized by the Historic Brass Society)

The Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Student Travel Support Award was established at the 23rd Annual Early Brass Festival in Spartanburg, SC, in 2007 in memory of the collector and long-time HBS member Joe R. Utley http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/UtleyPages/JoeUtley/Utley.html. It aims to encourage and help college and university students aged 35 years or under, officially enrolled in accredited academic programs and having career interests that relate to the purposes of the Historic Brass Society, to attend the Society’s various events. The Utley Award consists of a student membership in the Society for one year and partial financial support for travel and lodging in an amount determined by the Award Committee.

The Streitwieser Foundation provides travel support for scholars and performers attending and presentiong or performing at the Early Brass Festival. This grant assists those who are no longer full-time students and is especiall helpful for those who are either not affiliated with an institution or whose institutions do not have the means to support their conference travel.

Those interested in applying for either travel award are incouraged to email Jeff Nussbaum for more information on the application procedure.