Ethan Godfrey

2024 Metheny Music Foundation Scholarship Winner Announced

June 2024 – The winner of the Metheny Music Foundation’s 2024 “Knight Award” is percussionist Ethan Scott Godfrey, a senior at Lee’s Summit North High School. Ethan plans to pursue a degree in percussion performance at UMKC.

“Pat Metheny’s music has been and continues to be very special to me,” Ethan says. “I’d like to thank Pat and the Metheny Foundation for bringing so much joy into my life.”

The Metheny Music Foundation of Lee’s Summit (MO), a 501(c)(3) created in 2007, introduced its first college music scholarship in 2013 named in honor of William R. and Lorene Metheny Knight. Lorene “Rene” Knight was the aunt of Foundation board members Mike and Pat Metheny and was a 1935 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. Trumpeter and board chairman Mike Metheny is a 1967 LSHS graduate, and his brother guitarist Pat, a winner of 20 Grammy Awards, graduated in 1972.