Bay Music Foundation 2003 Scholarship Winners
Foundation announces 2003 scholarship winners after annual competition
January 27, 2003
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By: Stephen Kent
On Saturday, January 18, 2003 the Bay Music Foundation continued a 50 year tradition by holding its annual scholarship competition. This year forty two young musicians competed for music scholarship money.
On Sunday the 19th, the foundation hosted the annual "Thank You Recital" where seventeen winners from last year's competition returned to perform and report on how they used their scholarship money.
Winners of this year's competition were announced at the conclusion of the recital.
The competition is divided into three broad divisions: Intermediate (grades 7 and 8), Senior (grades 9-12), and Advanced (for previous first place winners). Within each division there are four categories of competition: Instrumental, Piano, Vocal, and Music Theater. A first and second place scholarship is given in each division and category. Judges may also award honorable mentions.
The purpose of the Bay Music Foundation is to promote and advanced music education and to recognize the many talented young musicians in our community.
Each January between 30 and 50 young musicians and performers compete for scholarships awarded by the foundation. Recent winners have applied their scholarship awards to summer study and music camps such as Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Academy, Herter Music Camp, the University of Michigan, and Central Michigan University. Others have used the awards for advanced private lessons.
Jeffrey Spenner - B flat Trumpet - 1st place - teacher Kunio Ouelette
Miranda Lee Badour - Alto Sax - 2nd place - teacher Vickie Bowdin
Amanda Nelson - Flute - honorable mention - teacher Lauren Rongo
Chelsea Leser - Flute / piccolo - honorable mention - teacher Lauren Rongo
|Bay Music Foundation 2003 Scholarship Winners
Adam Rongo - Alto / Soprano Sax - first place - teacher Vickie Bowdin
Daniel M Rector - Tenor Trumbone - second place - teacher Robert Lindel
Shwetha Devanagondi - Alto Sax - honorable mention - teacher Susan Littell
Dale Huggard - B flat Clarinet - nonorable mention - teacher Joan Dillard
Emily Morgan - Flute - honorable mention - teacher Lauren Rongo
Alysia Hagen - first place - teacher Jackie Willertz
Clairissa Morgan - second place - teacher Margaret Hanson
Rachael Russel - honorable mention - teacher Margaret Hanson
Senior PianoTeresa Mauch - first place - teacher Beth CookStephanie Bierlein - second place - teacher Margaret HansonCasey Dillard - honorable mention -teacher Jackie WillertzRebecca Kubish - honorable mention - teacher Margaret Hanson
Senior Music TheaterJohanna Hildinger - honorable mention - teacher Dr. Julie Meyer
Senior VoiceKatie Travis -first place - teacher Dr. Julie MeyerPaul Chesney - second placeMarissa Lupp - honorable mention - teacher Dr. Julie Meyer
Martha Martin - flute - first place - teacher Mary Anderson
Melissa Karle - Music Theater - second place - teacher Ilene Harrigan and Julie Meyer
The Bay Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation is managed by a voluntary board of directors with the help of other volunteers who assist with the competition. Scholarships and expenses are funded by contributions from the community. The foundation also benefits from an endowment fund which is administered by the Bay Area Community Foundation.
For more information you can send e-mail to membership chairman Stephen Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.
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