Music Scholarship

The David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship

Talent, Leadership, and bringing music to our community. These are the qualities we celebrate with the David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship. Established in 2002 the David Benjamin scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior at Gloucester high school who has excelled in the instrumental or vocal music programs at Gloucester High School.

Scholarship Recipients

2003     Christopher Dieck
2004     Ryan French
              Lauri Parsons
2005     Elizabeth Bergeron
2006     Chelsea Pinegar
2007     Catherine Class
2008     Lindsay Marino
2009     Lauren Ellis
2010     Emily Interrante
2011     Emily White
2012     Nicholas Kearns
2013     Hannah Sweet
2014     Christian Palmisano
2015     Matthew Ciaramitaro
2016     Lucas F. Struppe
2017     Benjamin J. St. Cyr
2018     Bryan Buckley

Many of you know David as clarinetist and business manager of the Cape Ann Symphony. But David was also a dedicated music teacher in the Gloucester Public Schools. He taught music at the elementary school level and directed the elementary and middle school bands for over thirty years. Many of the students in the music programs at Gloucester High today have had their musical talents enriched by David.

David has dedicated his life to music education and bringing music to our community. This is our way of saying, “Thank You Dave!” Help us celebrate Dave’s many contributions to our community while acknowledging our talented high school musicians with a contribution to the scholarship fund.


The David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship Committee
Contributions can be sent to:
Leah Lovasco
49 Hartz Street
Gloucester MA 01930