Sutherland Music Endowment
Through the Sutherland Music Endowment Fund, Bradley Hills has encouraged original works by both student and professional musicians. Established in 1996 in celebration of 25 years of music ministry by Donald Sinclair Sutherland, Director of Music from 1971 to 1999, the Sutherland Endowment Fund's purpose is "to extend the church's mission of music in the community and provide musical enrichment for Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church and for the community at large above and beyond the regular program of the church."
The Sutherland Endowment has sponsored several student composition competitions. These competitions are traditionally open to graduate and undergraduate students at accredited schools of music in the United States. Works submitted are for choir, and winning compositions are premiered by the Bradley Hills Chancel Choir. Past winners of this competition include the following:
The Sutherland Endowment has also commissioned several choral works by renowned composers, including the following: