Paradigm Expertise Company has chosen Columbia Faculty Chicago because the recipient of a $50,000 donation to create an endowed scholarship fund for the Faculty of Effective and Performing Arts in reminiscence of Chip Hooper, the company’s longtime Head of Music who handed away in 2016.
In his management place, Hooper oversaw a worldwide roster of greater than 2,000 artists at Paradigm together with Dave Matthews Band and Phish.
Along with being a fixture on Billboard’s Energy 100 checklist, Hooper was additionally a an completed artist, whose photographic works have been printed in books and hung in galleries all around the world.
“Chip Hooper was one of the most extraordinary people I’ve ever known, and his dedication to art and artists was unparalleled,” stated Paradigm CEO and chairman Sam Gores in a launch. “We are proud to sustain his spirit of nurturing the next generation of creative professionals.”
The donation contains matching funds from particular person Paradigm executives which permits the scholarship to start awarding as quickly as this fall.
Paradigm selected to determine the Chip Hooper Scholarship at Columbia to assist the school’s internationally famend applications in Hooper’s areas of ardour of music enterprise and images. The faculty has additionally established robust connections to Paradigm although dozens of internships and careers for Columbia graduates at Paradigm workplaces all through the nation. Hooper was additionally a Chicago native himself.
“Columbia is grateful to Paradigm Talent Agency for this gift to create a new endowed scholarship for our students, many of whom will walk in Chip Hooper’s footsteps someday as music industry professionals and working artists,” stated interim dean of the varsity of superb and performing arts at Columbia Rosita Sands in a launch. “The Chip Hooper Scholarship represents a new opportunity for students to truly turn their passions into careers.”
The scholarship is open to college students inside Columbia’s Faculty of Effective and Performing Arts, which incorporates each Music Enterprise and Images majors, in addition to Artwork and Artwork Historical past, Dance, Design, Style Research, Music and Theatre.
“We are very excited to see our father’s impact continue to support the pursuit of future generations’ dreams. We hope that this scholarship will help more young people pursue their passions in the music business and fine arts,” Chip Hooper’s youngsters Max and Valerie Hooper stated in a joint assertion.
The scholarship is open for quick utility with a deadline of July 1. For extra info on the award, go to the official Chip Hooper Scholarship web site.