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SCHOOL - "Dee Pace Memorial Foundation offers new musical scholarship"

SALT LAKE CITY - February 4, 2021

Utah Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to musical students from Utah communities, is thrilled to offer a new scholarship in partnership with the Dee Pace Memorial Foundation. This $500 scholarship will be offered to Utah high school seniors with a background in musical theater and will honor the late Dee Pace, a celebrated educator, beloved performer and director, and active member of the Utah arts community.

“Dee Pace is a performer who, through his work on the stage and in the classroom, has profoundly influenced thousands of Utahns,” says Tim Eaton, CEO and Founder of Utah Music Foundation. “We are delighted to partner with the Dee Pace Memorial Foundation to provide a scholarship to honor his legacy.”

Nedra Pace, Dee’s most frequent creative collaborator and his wife of 42 years, notes that “Dee spent his life doing what he loved -- teaching and supporting young people in musical theater. It is heartwarming to know that his legacy in arts education will continue for deserving high school students through this scholarship.”

One $500 scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s involvement in musical theater and a brief essay. This short essay will invite students to reflect on how their experience in theater has impacted their community and how they will be involved in theater going forward. The application process opens on January 27 at and concludes March 31. The scholarship winner will be announced no later than April 30.

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About Utah Music Foundation

Founded in 2018, the Utah Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students in Utah reach their musical and academic potential. Utah Music Foundation offers scholarships to musical high school students to help alleviate the financial burden of their college education. In 2020, more than 65 students representing over 25 high schools from 10 counties in Utah applied for available scholarships. Utah Music Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a public charity with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Visit for more information.

About Dee Pace Memorial Foundation

The Dee Pace Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to perpetuate Dee's legacy in performing arts education and humanitarian service.


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