Joseph P. Spereno Scholarship

The Joseph P. Spereno award winners:

2019: Andrew Bornheimer

2017: Leah Mullen and Sophie Woods

2015: Ana Alcasid

If you, or someone you know, is planning to pursue a career in music or music related field and would like to apply for the 

Oswego Music Hall of Fame, Inc. music scholarship 

please click on a file to download the application.

Apply below.  You may email the documents to or mail them to the address listed on the application.


2019 Joseph P. Spereno Scholarship Winner

Andrew Bornheimer

Andrew Bornheimer is a member of the Oswego High School’s  graduating class of 2019. Andrew, the youngest of nine children, has  been a member of several music groups and sports teams throughout his  high school career. Andrew has been a part of the Oswego High School’s  Wind Ensemble for four years, where he plays the French Horn, along with  being a member of the Chamber singers for three years, and a trumpet  player in the Jazz Bands. He has also been a member of the JV and  Varsity Soccer teams, and the Track and Field team. Andrew has  participated in several extracurricular events, including being a member  of the Youth Conservatory at SUNY Oswego, All-County Band and Chorus,  Area All-State Band and Chorus, Conference All-State for choir, and most  notably, All-Eastern for choir. Andrew has participated in several  theatrical groups. He has completed shows with the Baldwinsville Theater  Guild, the Oswego Children’s Theater, the Oswego Player’s Theater, the  Oswego Opera Company, the Oswego High School’s Drama Club, and the  Oswego High School’s Musicals. Some of his most recent productions were Kiss Me, Kate, as Fred, and Picnic as Hal Carter. Andrew is attending Nazareth College starting in the  2019 fall semester with plans to graduate with a B.F.A in Musical  Theater in 2023. 

Our Scholarship Winners


Leah Mullen, 2017 Scholarship Winner

Leah Mullen is a senior this year at Oswego High School. Leah takes private voice lessons from Mihoko Tsustumi. She plans to take what she has learned from Mihoko and apply it to her upcoming college auditions, and eventually the professional world of classical music. This year she is applying to several conservatory style music colleges, looking to get her BFA as a vocal performance major. Leah enjoys music of all styles, but her favorite style to sing is classical music. She loves to sing opera arias and art songs. Leah's love for classical music has driven her to pursue a career in opera performance, where one day she hopes to be singing in opera houses all over the world.


Sophie Woods, 2017 Scholarship Winner

Sophie Woods has shared her music with Oswego and the surrounding areas over the past several years. She performs both as a solo artist and with her band, The Millers and has played at venues such as Bistro 197, Old City Hall, Gibby O’Connor’s Irish Pub, Dinosaur Barbeque and Shifty’s Bar and Grille. In high school, she was a featured artist on News Channel 9’s Extraordinary Talent Segment. She is currently studying Music Therapy and classical guitar at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. She has thrived in her education in the New York Metropolitan Area and serves as the Music Department Student Representative at Molloy College.