Enter named winner of Presser Scholarship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music

India Enter
India Enter

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s India Enter has been named the winner of the Presser Scholarship given by The Presser Foundation.

The most prestigious award given to an undergraduate student in the Glenn Korff School of Music is the Presser Scholarship. Each year, the Presser Foundation makes a grant to Nebraska to be given to an outstanding music major at or after the end of their junior year. This student, selected by a vote of the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty, is to be designated as our “Presser Scholar.” This national honor, which includes a cash award, is intended to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in music.

India Enter was raised in Owatonna, MN, where she attended public schools and began playing the cello at the age of nine with their beginner program. Soon after, she began studying privately with Dr. Betsy Anderson, then Dr. Joseph Rodgers at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Since beginning the cello, India has been involved in orchestral and cello studies outside of school and private lessons. She has participated in local Symphonies and String Orchestras, a couple including Minnesota Youth Symphonies and Canon Valley Youth Orchestra. India has also performed in masterclasses, attended courses, and had private lessons with prominent cellists such as Richard Aaron, Hans Jenson, Tom Rosenberg, Tanya Remenikova, Emilio Colon, Yi-Bing Chu, and Paul Katz. She has also attended several intensive summer festivals some including Bravo!, International Cello Institute, and Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute, working with accomplished string quartets the Artaria String Quartet and the Jasper String Quartet. This summer, India attended the Cincinnati Young Artists’ Summer Cello Academy and Miami Classical Music Festival online, due to COVID-19. A favorite musical setting for India is in chamber ensembles. She has played in various small ensembles, whether that be through the Artaria Chamber Music School, University, or with close friends during break. This fall, India is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her third year. Having won their 2020 Solo Undergraduate Concerto Competition, India performed as a soloist with the UNL Symphony this spring. She has been working towards a BM in Cello Performance, studying under cello professor, Dr. Karen Becker.

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 100-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia. For more information: http://www.presserfoundation.org