The Gingery-Mack Music Scholarship Fund was founded in 2014 by alumni, friends, and faculty of Bob Jones University to provide encouragement and financial support to young Christian musical artists in the same way that Professors Gingery and Mack did for a generation of students.
As a student and young faculty member, Alice often accompanied every musical number on the weekly Vesper program. For decades she served as the accompanist for the BJU Opera Association and Oratorio Society, also playing for visiting recitalists as well as for many BJU senior and faculty recitals. During summers at Boston University, she studied with Leo Litwin, former pianist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and attended the Dorothy Taubman Institute of Piano in Amherst, MA, to learn how to rehabilitate piano students with wrist and hand injuries. She held membership in several professional organizations, including the Crescent Music Club of Greenville,
Warren Mack, a World War II army vet who landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day, invaded Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee, as an indefatigable freshman in 1946. The following year the school moved to Greenville, SC, where he graduated from BJU with a Bachelor of Arts in piano in 1950. He earned a master’s degree in piano from BJU in 1952 and served for one year on the piano faculty before moving to Chicago, where he taught piano for two years in the Christian Music Center, a studio for private music lessons. From there he was called to a church ministry in Ohio, serving as music director and youth pastor and developing a graded choir program in the church’s Christian school. In 1963 BJU asked him to return to teach piano, music theory, and church music courses in the Division of Music. From 1965 through 1973, he directed the Bob Jones Academy Choir in what he describes as the happiest years of his life. For eleven years, in addition to his teaching, Warren directed the church choir at Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville. After retiring from his teaching ministry in 1989, he continued tuning pianos, a business he practiced from 1963 until 2011. His love for the Lord, his love for his students, and his wonderful sense of humor have left a lasting imprint on the lives of his students and colleagues.
For the glory of God, the Gingery-Mack Music Scholarship Fund exists to support student musicians in study at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, by:
- providing scholarship financial aid
- supporting study opportunities with master teachers and performers on the Bob Jones University campus
For the glory of God, these qualities are valued by the board of the Gingery-Mack Scholarship Fund:
- giftedness that views music through the lens of Christian faith
- giftedness that places the glory of God above the glory of self
- giftedness that exhibits disciplined study and artistic development
- a use of music that demonstrates passion for the art
- expressive musicianship that edifies believers through the use of music in worship, and in concert, educational, and recreational endeavors
Gingery-Mack scholarship awards are “merit” awards. Financial need is not a factor in determining the recipients.
It is not required that one be accepted to BJU in order to apply. To receive a scholarship award, however, one must:
- be accepted to BJU as a student
- successfully complete the semester for which the award is designated
- Scholarship awards are non-transferable to other institutions
- Awards are not automatically renewable
Virtual Auditions Due
February 15, 2021
Music is a gift from God, and I am so excited to continue learning how to become a better communicator of that gift. Words will never be able to fully express how grateful I truly am. Thank you!