Marywood University Music Education Major Earns Scholarship


SCRANTON, PA—Marywood Music Education major, Mollie Nora Host, Montrose, Pa., was recently awarded the 2014 Charlotte Plummer Owen Memorial Scholarship, which is sponsored by Susan Bissiri and is given annually by the Women Band Directors International (WBDI).


Ms. Host was required to complete a rigorous and comprehensive application that included an accounting of her past achievements and her current music activities at Marywood University.  In addition, she submitted letters of recommendation from those familiar with her body of work, including her current band director, F. David Romines, D.M.A, assistant professor of music education at Marywood University.


WBDI is the only international organization for female band directors and is intended to serve as an association that supports, promotes, and mentors women in the band field.  Previous winners of this scholarship came from every geographical region of the country and include the 2006 recipient Alison Redar, assistant director of bands at the University of Notre Dame and former student of Dr. Romines.