December 1, 2016
The Alexander Dmytriw Endowment was established by Mrs. Julia Dmytriw in 2010 to honor the memory of her husband. The Endowment supports educational and cultural activities in the university that involve music and scholarships to students in musical and cultural programs.
Alexander Dmytriw (Sashko to his friends) was a pianist and musicologist, but also a man of enormous erudition in the humanities. His knowledge of Ukrainian and international literature and history, mixed with a unique gift of verbal communication that included anecdotes, quotations from poems, references to works of art and musical compositions, as well as the follies of the human condition, were characteristics of an exceptional human being. A highly sophisticated individual, who was at once very Ukrainian and very international, Alexander Dmytriw was born in Kirovohrad in 1935. Eventually the Second World War forced the family to escape to Argentina, where he became a concert pianist and performed at the famed Teatro Colon. He then moved to California, where he became a loved piano teacher and university music professor.
An annual scholarship award is announced each year by the Kyiv Mohyla Renaissance Fund at the university for student scholarships in in music or to support musical programming.