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The Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

The Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc

215 S. Hawthorne Dr.

South Bend, IN United States 46617-3440


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $33,188






Established in 2007 in IN - Founded in memory of Georgina Joshi, a soprano vocalist, who was a student at the Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music, and graduated with a degree in voice from the Royal College of Music in London. During high school, she was a member of the IUSB Philharmonic and the South Bend Chamber Singers, concertmistress of South Bend Youth Symphony and participated in summer music programs at Interlochen, Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music School. At the Royal College of Music, Ms. Joshi received a BMusic(Hons) degree. At the Jacobs School of Music, she received a Masters in Music degree. While at IU, Joshi appeared as a soloist in various concert works including Haydn’s "Creation," Handel’s "Solomon," Bach’s "B-Minor Mass," Britten’s "Hymn to St. Cecilia," Mendelssohn’s "Psalm 42," Schubert’s "Mass in A Flat Major," Mozart’s "Litaniae Lauritenae K.195," the Mozart "Requiem," the Brahms "Deutsches Requiem" and Harbison’s "due Libri." She also appeared with IU Opera Theatre as Clorinda in Rossini’s "Cenerentola" and as Despina in Mozart’s "Cosi fan Tutte." She performed more than any other student in the history of the Jacobs School of Music. In 2006, Ms. Joshi died in a plane crash with four fellow musicians who were on their way back from a rehearsal in Indiana.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for educational and career development opportunities for young musicians and singers, and to encourage and support the public performance of music.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Composition Award

The recipient of the award receives a financial stipend and a commission to compose a musical work for solo voice and instrumental ensemble. The piece is premiered each spring at an Indiana University’s New Music Ensemble concert. See foundation web site for additional information.

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards and scholarships for educational and career development opportunities for young musicians and singers.

The Georgina Joshi Graduate Fellowship

This scholarship pays for tuition, books, fees, living expenses and other costs associated with living and studying in Bloomington, IN for two years. It also enables the recipient to fully participate in all that The Jacobs School of Music has to offer. As a part of the selection process, each finalist participates in a public recital. .

The Georgina Joshi International Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a Jacobs School of Music graduate student to study for two years in the Artist Diploma program at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at Royal College of Music, London. The scholarship links Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Royal College of Music. As part of the selection process, members of the Royal College of Music faculty visit the Jacobs School of Music to meet with and listen to each fellowship candidate. The RCM faculty also conducts a master class open to all Jacobs School of Music students.

The Georgina Joshi Scholar at the Royal College of Music

The scholarship covers full tuition and fees for a student to attend the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, London and provides a maintenance grant for living expenses and cultural activities while attending the school. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $0 (market value)

Expenditures: $33,721

Total giving: $33,188

Qualifying distributions: $33,188

Giving activities include:

$33,188 for 6 grants (high: $24,887; low: $300)