Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship

Barry Ellis was born January 31, 1960. He was the Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Orchestra at UW­Platteville for 27 years. Barry served as conductor of many ensembles as well as a private instructor in conducting, bassoon, saxophone, woodwind methods and wind literature. He was also the director of the UW-­Platteville Pioneer Summer Band Camp, Band Conductor’s Art Workshop, Founder and Director of the UW-­Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival, the Wisconsin College and University Faculty Woodwind Ensemble, the Rountree Wind Symphony and served as director of the UW-Platteville Marching Pioneers during his tenure. Barry was an active member of the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Music Educators Association, International Double Reed Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He was the Wisconsin state chair of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association and the college representative for the National Band Association-Wisconsin chapter.

The following criteria shall be used in the annual selection of the recipient(s):
1. Applicants can be new freshman, continuing students, or transfer students
2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Applicants must participate in an instrumental ensemble
4. Preference will be given to applicants who are Music or Music Education majors