Louis Forte (1925-2006) was a music educator for thirty-seven years. He taught at Simmons Junior High School and East Aurora High School.
Upon retirement, he continued to teach part-time at Holy Angels Catholic School and also in the West Aurora School District at Jefferson, Washington, Jewel and Herget Schools for a total of eighteen additional years.
Mr. Forte received his undergraduate degree in music from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago and his masters degree in music education from Northwestern University.
Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students from East or West Aurora High Schools who are pursuing a degree in music at the college level of study.
Mr. Forte’s commitment to bringing out the very best talent in each student is the basis for the awarding of these scholarships.