Criteria

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any major at Colorado State University
  • Be a bass player in the CSU jazz ensemble or orchestra
  • Preference shall be given to a student who demonstrates compelling financial need
In the event that a bass player is not available or declines the scholarship, the scholarship committee shall have the option to award the scholarship to a student playing a different instrument, suitable for jazz ensemble and/or orchestra (percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings) for one year and then shall revert to a bass player in subsequent years.

History

Jameson Edward Kammerzell (06-02-1986 to 07-15-2021) The only child of James Kammerzell and Jill Kammerzell, Jameson was a 4th generation northern Colorado native. His great grandfather, Norris Gray, was born in Estes Park in 1881. Jameson was a beautiful person that was always inclusive with everyone he met. From an early age, he loved music of all types and started playing the upright bass in 7th grade. He excelled at playing and was in Honor Orchestra at both Preston Junior High School and Poudre Senior High School. Jameson auditioned and was accepted into the Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra in 10th grade, where he earned being Principal Chair. He was privileged to play in many northern Colorado venues including the Lincoln Center. Jameson was granted a music scholarship to attend CSU and was principal bassist for a presentation of Carmen his freshman year. He didn’t finish his college education but was always proud of playing in these orchestras.  While Jameson stopped performing, he never lost his love of music and continued to play his bass while listening to all genres of music. We hope this scholarship will assist many students with a passion for music, like our son had, in reaching their dreams.