The Father Merlet Award for Community Service: 2020

Each year the plan is to select up to three recipients, with preference for Pro Musicis artists, to receive a $4,000 grant in support of their project.

AWARD #11, presented October 2019: Leah Claiborne

Head shot photo of Leah Claiborne

Leah Claiborne

Pianist Leah Claiborne was chosen for a 2020 Father Eugène Merlet Community Service Award.

The award will assist in supporting her “Community Piano Program” providing youth (ages 5-18) free piano lessons at the University of the District of Columbia and information about the contributions Black composers have made to classical music.