For significant contributions to the state and its people, the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music will receive the 2013 Granite State Award from the University of New Hampshire Manchester. The award will be presented during commencement on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
The Frederick Smyth Trust has supported music and the arts in New Hampshire since 1949. Marion C. Smyth founded the Smyth Trust in 1949 in memory of her husband Frederick Smyth, former New Hampshire governor (1865 to 1867) and four-term mayor of the City of Manchester (1852 to 1854 and 1863 to 1864).
Frederick and Marion Smyth shared a love of music. In her will, Smyth established the trust to bring music to the people of Manchester and the state of New Hampshire through cultural and musical programs and through scholarships to support students’ collegiate pursuit of their love of music.
The Smyth legacy lives on through annual grant funding to UNH Manchester and other...