Author Archives: Lisa Wrasse

2020-2021 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship Winners

The Jane A Gouker Endowment Board of Directors and scholarship committee are pleased to announce the annual scholarships award to two student musicians of the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic.

The students selected from the applications are:

  • Anna Wrasse, senior violinist at Bloomington HS South
  • Advaith Iyengar, sophomore cellist at Bloomington HS North

Each student will be awarded $250 for costs associated with their participation in the Philharmonic. Congratulations to Anna and Advaith!

For more information please seeĀ https://www.janeagoukerendowment.org/.

HYP Fall Concert 2020


After weekly practices on the BHS South football field HYP presented a physically distanced outdoor fall concert on October 14, 2020. A power outage on the football field caused a last minute change of venue to the BHS South softball field. Gusty weather made it a sport to keep music in place and music stands upright. Uniforms were not available but the HYP outfit committee provided each orchestra member with a custom made HYP face covering. Despite all the challenges the concert was beautiful and certainly memorable. The event was covered by the Herald Times with a livestream, followed by a front page story on October 16, 2020.

2020-2021 Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship

The annual Jane A. Gouker Endowment Scholarship competition is now underway. Interested students should go to the Endowment website: janeagoukerendowment.org to find the application and all the details. The application process will run through Sunday, Oct. 25th at 11:59PM. The Endowment awards one $250 scholarship to an HYP North musician and one $250 scholarship to an HYP South musician. The monies must be used for expenses associated with the HYP, such as: instrument rental fees, private lessons fees, etc. Student applicants must be a member of the HYP for the entire school year; must have been in the MCCSC Orchestra program for at least two years; and preference is given to those with two or more years experience in the high school orchestra and a financial need. The winners will be announced on Monday, Nov.2nd, on the Endowment website.

ISSMA State 2020 Photo Gallery

Here are just a few of our HYP students who had a triumphant leap day 2020 at ISSMA State in Indianapolis.

2020 Cookie Bake Photo Gallery

On February 13, 2020, HYP student and parent volunteers baked and decorated over 1,000 cookies at Bloomington High School North. Many thanks to this year’s cookie bake organizers Sarah Waite and Jen Buehler and to all the volunteers who helped with this annual fundraiser. These cookies, with personalized messages, were delivered to students at both high schools on Valentine’s Day.

ISSMA 2020 Photo Gallery

HYP was well represented at solo & ensemble contest held February 8, 2020, at BHS North. Congratulations to all our performers!