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Coco Named First Presser Scholar at Kutztown University

April 19, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University Department of Music has announced Joseph Coco of Topton, Pa., as the first Presser Scholar at Kutztown University.  Funded through a grant from The Presser Foundation, the Presser Scholar is awarded to an outstanding music student finishing his or her junior year and at least one-third of the student's credits over four years must be outside the field of music. 

Coco is a junior music education major and a 2013 graduate of Brandywine Heights High School.  He is the son of Joseph and Terri Coco. 

Only institutions with recognized, high-quality music programs are considered for Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.  Each institution selected must maintain an enrollment of at least 60 undergraduate music majors. 

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy.  The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 100-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia.  For more information:

For more information contact Jeremy Justeson, chair, KU Department of Music, at 610-683-4550 or