Fund Est. 2010
October 19, 1983 to January 7, 2010
Meghan Andrea Hormann
26 years old of Chicago, Illinois
Meghan Hormann, daughter of Randy and Kayleen Hormann, was born October 19, 1983. From an early age, she showed an enthusiasm for music. Her interests in music truly began at the age of seven when she started taking piano lessons.
A few years later, Meghan was inspired to become a musician by Jackie Sanderson, an organist at her church who eventually became her mentor. Soon, Meghan expanded her musical skills with encouragement from Jackie and started playing the organ at many area churches.
Meghan graduated from Bellmont High School in 2002 with her passion for music shining through. During her high school years, she taught private piano lessons and also was a member of Bill Werling’s Breakaway Band. In 2006, Meghan graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Music Technology. Meghan then went on to found the BackBeat Music Instruction in 2007 while simultaneously pursing her master’s degree in Music Business at Columbia College in Chicago.
Tragically, Meghan’s earthly life ended at the age of 26, but as her sisters Leah and Camryn Hormann have said, The violin section in Heaven is beautiful. Everyone who knew Meghan was inspired by her, including the mother of a student from BackBeat Music who said, I wonder if Miss Meghan ever knew how much my little one looked up to her…her talents, her beauty, her fashion, and their shared love for chocolate.
To apply for the Meghan Hormann Memorial Scholarship, candidates must share the qualities Meghan possessed including: Musical Talent, Entrepreneurial Skills, Good Academics, Harmonious Attitude, Artistic Abilities, and a Never-ending spirit. Meghan was all of these things, and so much more.
We know she is looking down from Heaven and smiling upon each future recipient.
(Article written by Anna Hanke, Meghan’s cousin)