Aaron Drange Memorial Scholarship

  • Major: Music (general music or recording arts option)
  • Continuing students
  • Class level: SO, JR, SR
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.5
  • Must be participating in one of the ensembles (i.e. Jazz X-press, A Cappella Choir, Concert Band, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate strong commitment to making and sharing music
  • _Preference _for students who are involved in multiple areas such as instrument, voice, composition and recording, and who express a sincere joy and passion for music.

Aaron Drange enrolled at CSU, Chico to do one thing: make music. He joined as many ensembles as he could. When he gave a speech in front of a class not filled with musicians, Aaron delved into the life and career of saxophonist Paul Desmond, whom he emulated and often drew comparisons to for his playing style. When one of his teachers had him give a presentation after reading a book, Aaron turned the assignment into an original recording, a song called, “The Fire”. His pursuit of perfection was nothing short of remarkable. Aaron’s family established this scholarship to honor his memory by providing support to musicians at Chico State.