Saturday, March 26, 2021

David P. Gardner Hall

Honoree Reception - 5:15 p.m.

Dinner - 6:00 p.m.

Concert - 8:00 p.m.

Join the University of Utah School of Music for an inspirational evening that showcases the creative works of our students and faculty and recognizes our 21st Camerata Awards Gala honorees – the M. Lynn Bennion Foundation & John Marlowe Nielson. The Camerata Awards raises over $80,000 a year for scholarships and critical student needs.


21st Camerata Award Recipients


M. Lynn Bennion Foundation

When beloved educator and school superintendent M. Lynn Bennion passed away in 1998, he established a foundation, naming his children Annette Clark, Carolyn Heaton, John Bennion, and Rebecca Glade as trustees. For the past 23 years, the Bennion siblings have funded more than 100 scholarships in education and music at the U and Westminster College. Doing so has brought them closer, while furthering their parent’s legacy.


John Marlowe Nielson (1908-2002)

Over a 55-year musical career, Marlowe – as he was known to most – conducted and taught thousands of Utah singers. From a humble Idaho upbringing, he graduated from the U and served on its faculty for 28 years. He turned the 30-member University Men’s Chorus into a showpiece. He established and conducted for 14 years The University Chorale – today the Utah Symphony Chorus. In retirement, he conducted the preeminent chamber choir Pro Musica of Utah for 24 years.

*Benefit value deducted from charitable contribution by IRS regulation

For more information contact Andrea Ashdown at and 435-730-5385.

The School of Music follows current Utah state and University of Utah public health guidelines. This event may be subject to change.