The Tredyffrin-Easttown Music Parents Organization (TEMPO) offers scholarships and awards to students who have participated in the music program at Conestoga High School and who plan to make music a part of their college experience. To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must plan to major in music, musical theatre, music education, or a related field at university. To be eligible for an award, a student must plan to make music or musical theatre a part of his or her college experience, without majoring in those fields (e.g., an expectation of participating in an a cappella choir, ensembles, musical productions, marching band, etc.). In addition, all recipients must be students in good standing as defined by the Conestoga and/or Tredyffrin-Easttown School District administration. Also, recipients’ families must be TEMPO members.
There are two programs available: the Choral and Instrumental. Awards and scholarships are available for each. To be eligible for the Choral Scholarship or Award, an applicant must have participated in Conestoga’s choral program. To be eligible for the Instrumental Scholarship or Award, an applicant must have participated in a curricular activity such as the orchestra, concert band, or any of the instrumental ensembles. Students who participated in marching band (including Color Guard) are also eligible for an Instrumental Scholarship or Award. While participation in extra-curricular activities such as ‘Stoga Music Theatre, or ‘Stoga Theatre (including cast and crew) are not qualifications in and of themselves for either a Choral or an Instrumental scholarship or award, applicants are encouraged to include participation in them among their discussion of their activities at Conestoga.
The Instrumental Awards are named in honor of Anton F. Kiehner, a long-tenured music director at Conestoga. At his retirement, music alumni, parents, and friends contributed to a fund that is the source of those scholarships and awards. The Choral scholarships and awards are funded by TEMPO.