Denton Cottier & Daniels Music Scholarship

Program Overview

Denton Cottier & Daniels
The Denton, Cottier & Daniels –
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Scholarship

In March 2009, the Local 92 American Federation of Musicians, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Taylor Made Jazz featured the inaugural Spotlight Series “Concert From the Heart” at Kleinhan’s Music Hall. The proceeds from this concert benefitted the Food Bank of Western New York, the Buffalo City Mission, and funded a scholarship to support a local high school student in their musical endeavors.

Since then, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame has provided support for the Scholarships which are awarded to students in grades 9 through 12 to provide support for musical enndeavors including college, summer music camps, lessons, instruments, sheet music, etc.

In 2012, Denton, Cottier & Daniels generously began to fully underwrite the BMHOF Scholarship. Students attending public and private schools in Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Allegany counties) in grades 9-12 and who are studying music, business of music, or any music technical, audio or production aspect are eligible to submit an essay application. Students are recognized and receive their awards at the Annual Induction Gala ceremony for the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and are invited to perform at various functions throughout the year.

Applications for 2018 will be coming soon, but are not currently available. Stay tuned!

Our 2017 Denton Cottier & Daniels recipients are: Declan Miers and Stephen Parisi, Jr. Both of them were recently honored at the 35th Annual Induction Gala held on october 5 at the Cardinal O'Hara Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to both.

Past recipients include:
2009 - Ellen Pieroni
2010 - Michael Tumiel and Julie Sonne
2011 - Michael Hawk and Johnathan C. Sales
2012 - Michael Christie, Teagan Faran and Katelyn Fridmann
2013 - Carly Beth Hand and Katelynn Frawley
2014 - Grace Ann Lee and Kaitlyn Fedele
2015 - Jack Nossavage and Zachary Jurewicz
2016 - Jarod Yap and Nate Kalnitz
2017 - Declan Miers and Stephen Parisi, Jr.
"One of the most important parts of our mission at Denton Cottier and Daniels is to bring music education and awareness to children and adults. Working with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame on this scholarship has afforded us the opportunity to meet young musicians and their families. The fact that we can give them a little boost towards furthering their music education is one of the most rewarding aspects of what we do. We appreciate the opportunity to work with these amazing young performers, their families, and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame."
Michelle E. Trimper
Vice President
Denton Cottier and Daniels