Frankfort Man Receives Whitt Scholarship in Music

photo of scholarship presentation

A Frankfort man has received the Robert E. Whitt Memorial Endowed Award in Choral Music Excellence at Eastern Kentucky University.

Travis Morris, a junior music education major and son of Linda Gipson, has sung in all three choirs at EKU as well as in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-Collegiate Choir. The Anderson County High School graduate has also served as treasurer of the Delta Omicron international music fraternity.

“Travis is a strong vocal leader in the choirs at EKU, displaying a positive attitude and strong work ethic,” said Dr. Richard Waters, director of choral activities at EKU. “He has also excelled in the conducting class and has a bright future ahead of him as a music educator.”

The scholarship honors the memory of Robert E. Whitt, who performed in several choral ensembles while a student at EKU before passing away after a brief illness in 1987. Robert was the son of Calvin and Dora Whitt of Danville and the brother of Marc Whitt, associate vice president of public relations at Eastern.

Published on May 01, 2013