Mykayla Turner receives 2022 Abner Martin Music Scholarship

December 1, 2022

Mykayla Turner of Dashwood, Ont., is the recipient of the $4,000 Abner Martin Music Scholarship for 2022. A graduate of South Huron District High School and the University of Waterloo, Turner is in her final year of a master of sacred music degree program at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (SMU), in Dallas, Texas. Mykayla is affiliated with Nairn Mennonite Church in Ailsa Craig and Waterloo North Mennonite Church, where she has shared her piano accompaniment and worship-planning skills. She also completed course work as a master of theological studies student at Conrad Grebel University College and sang in its Chapel Choir. Since transferring to SMU, she has been working as a chapel assistant, which involves planning worship services and serving as a pianist or cantor when needed. The Abner Martin Music Scholarship has been awarded annually since 1981 to a deserving student who is affiliated with a congregation in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and is a full-time student in a graduate or undergraduate music program.

—Menno Singers

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