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Bay Music Foundation 2003 Scholarship Winners

Foundation announces 2003 scholarship winners after annual competition

January 27, 2003       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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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.

Bay Music Foundation 2003 Scholarship Winners

Intermediate Instrumental
  • 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

    Senior Instrumental
  • 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

    Intermediate Piano
  • Alysia Hagen - first place - teacher Jackie Willertz
  • Clairissa Morgan - second place - teacher Margaret Hanson
  • Rachael Russel - honorable mention - teacher Margaret Hanson

    Senior Piano
  • Teresa Mauch - first place - teacher Beth Cook
  • Stephanie Bierlein - second place - teacher Margaret Hanson
  • Casey Dillard - honorable mention -teacher Jackie Willertz
  • Rebecca Kubish - honorable mention - teacher Margaret Hanson

    Senior Music Theater
  • Johanna Hildinger - honorable mention - teacher Dr. Julie Meyer

    Senior Voice
  • Katie Travis -first place - teacher Dr. Julie Meyer
  • Paul Chesney - second place
  • Marissa 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

    Links to Bay Music Foundation Stories

    2017 Competition
    2016 Competition
    2015 Competition
    2014 Competition
    2013 Competition
    2012 Competition
    2011 Competition
    2011 Celebration of the Arts
    2011 Competition
    2010 Celebration of the Arts
    2010 Competition

    2009 Celebration of the Arts
    2009 Competition
    2008 Competition
    2007 Competition
    2006 Bay Concert Assn. Donation
    2006 Competition
    2004 Competition Announcement
    2003 Competition
    2003 Competition Announcement

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    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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