The David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship, Gloucester High School

Talent, Leadership, and bringing music to our community. These are the qualities we celebrate with the David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship. Established in 2002 the David Benjamin scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior at Gloucester high school who has excelled in the instrumental or vocal music programs at Gloucester High School.

Many of you know David as a former clarinetist and business manager of the Cape Ann Symphony. But David was also a dedicated music teacher in the Gloucester Public Schools. He taught music at the elementary school level and directed the elementary and middle school bands for over thirty years.Many of the musicians in Gloucester today have had their musical talents enriched by David.

David has dedicated his life to music education and bringing music to our community. This is our way of saying, “Thank You Dave!” Help us celebrate Dave’s many contributions to our community while acknowledging our talented high school musicians with a contribution to the scholarship fund.

The David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship Committee
Contributions can be sent to:

David L. Benjamin Music Scholarship
Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust Department
109 Main Street
Gloucester MA 01930

Scholarship Recipients

2003 Christopher Dieck
2004 Ryan French Lauri Parsons
2005 Elizabeth Bergeron
2006 Chelsea Pinegar
2007 Catherine Class
2008 Lindsay Marino
2009 Lauren Ellis
2010 Emily Interrante
2011 Emily White
2012 Nicholas Kearns
2013 Hannah Sweet
2014 Christian Palmisano
2015 Matthew Ciaramitaro
2016 Lucas F. Struppe
2017 Benjamin J. St. Cyr
2018 Bryan Buckley
2019 Rebecca Dowd
2020 Toby Joseph Campbell
2021 Chiara Gallo