Pictured at right: Martha Ingram receiving Applause Award from Belmont President Bob Fisher
The School of Music at Belmont University honored arts supporter Martha Ingram with the Applause Award at the annual President’s Concert Saturday, April 21, 2007. The Applause Award is given annually to a person or organization who has greatly benefited the arts community in Nashville. The President’s Concert honored the leadership of President Fisher and celebrated the talent and diversity of the School of Music at Belmont.
Ingram has been widely recognized as a leader in business, civic organizations and the arts. Ingram currently serves on the boards of the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Opera Association, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and is chairman of the Nashville Symphony Association board of directors and the KeyBoard for Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.
Ingram and her family are supporters of Belmont and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Ingram Scholars program and the Ingram Diversity Leadership Scholarship provide Belmont student recipients with an academically challenging education that prepares them to engage and transform the world with intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Previous Applause Award honorees are: ASCAP, Eddy Arnold, Chet Atkins, BMI, Patricia Taylor Bullard, Cheekwood Botannical Garden and Museum of Art, James Cotham, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Donna Hilley, Ronn Huff, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Nashville Symphony, Barbara Massey Rogers, SESAC, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Jerry Warren and Sam Wilson.