The purpose of the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund is to encourage and promote the cause of great music, and via its sponsorship of this annual competition, to foster emerging pianistic artistry and youth. The participating chapters jointly sponsor the annual piano competition for students whose teachers are active members of the participating chapters. The winners of each division are awarded cash prizes, and invited to perform at a special concert, and receive additional honors and recognition.
In 1986, sister ISMTA chapters established the Berkley-Pendell Scholarship Fund in honour of the founding members of the original chapter, Helen Berkley of Winfield, IL, and Verona Pendell of West Chicago, IL. Currently the following ISMTA chapters sponsor and participate in the Fund's activities: Naperville, Salt Creek, Waubonsee, and West Suburban.
April 8, 2018
North Central College in Naperville, Illinois: Wentz Fine Arts Center
April 14, 2018
Steinway Piano Gallery
1800 Shore Rd., Suite B
Naperville, Illinois 60563