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March 29, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
908-737-NEWS (6397)

New Music Scholarship at Kean University

UNION, N.J. ––The Kean University Foundation, with support from PBD Associates, Inc., a small foundation based in South Orange, N.J., has started a new scholarship program to support a talented vocal student who wishes to major in music at Kean University.

The president of PBD Associates, Patricia Brady-Danzig, initiated this program. She is an international recording artist who has garnered accolades for her superb musicianship in concerts all over the world. A classically trained soprano, she encompasses a vast repertoire across many styles and genres, and in recent seasons she has broadened her range even further to feature Irish ballads, Romanian folk music, and popular American melodies, in orchestrations created for her by the music world's greatest arrangers. Among her many awards, Brady-Danzig has been named Woman of Distinction by The Star-Ledger, and Irish American Magazine listed her as one of the 100 Outstanding Americans of 2000. She formed PDB to help other musicians gain exposure. “We all need support in our careers,” said Brady-Danzig. “I’ve been very fortunate in mine, and so I want to share.”

The total amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Candidates may transfer from another institution or be preparing for his or her freshman year in college. Applicants must apply for entry in the fall 2005 semester, complete a scholarship application and participate in an audition. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Terenzi, Kean University professor, by calling (908) 737-4436 or sending an e-mail to