Nineteen college and university music students have received nearly $21,000 through Tuesday Musical’s 2016 Scholarship Competition.
Many will perform in Tuesday Musical’s free 2016 Scholarship Winners Concert on Sunday, May 15, 4 p.m. at Fairlawn West United Church of Christ, 2095 W. Market St. Two additional performance scholarships— one for $1,000 and one for $2,000— will be awarded during a post-concert reception.
The 2016 competition, held in March at The University of Akron’s School of Music, drew 107 music students who are Ohio residents and/or whose music teachers are Ohio residents. Categories included music education, brass, organ, piano, strings, voice, woodwinds and, new this year, classical guitar.
Tuesday Musical’s annual scholarship competition is widely recognized as one of the best in Ohio. Since starting the competition in 1955 with support from generous donors, Tuesday Musical has awarded more than 500 scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000.
Founded in Akron in 1887, Tuesday Musical presents concerts, educational programs, and community engagement activities that feature internationally acclaimed classical artists and ensembles, as well as young emerging artists embarking on major careers. For more information about Tuesday Musical, visit tuesdaymusical.org.
* Tuesday Musical’s 2016 Scholarship Competition Winners
Brass — adjudicated by Ed Zadrozny, Cleveland Institute of Music
1st Place, Arden J. Yockey Scholarship: Michael Harper, trumpet, Cleveland Institute of Music
2nd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Devin Gossett, horn, The Ohio State University
3rd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Stephanie Lumpkin, tuba, The University of Akron
Music Education — adjudicated by Patricia Boehm, Mount Union University
Gertrude Seiblerling Scholarship: Eden Dunning, The University of Akron
Winifred Collins Scholarship: Helen West, Bowling Green State University
Classical Guitar — adjudicated by James Piorkowski, SUNY Fredonia
Margaret Watts Hunter Scholarship: Jeremy Avalos, The University of Akron
Organ — adjudicated by Ann Wilson, Fellowship Certificate, American Guild of Organists
Audrey Mollard Scholarship: Nicholas Capozzoli, Oberlin Conservatory
Piano — adjudicated by Eric Charnofsky, Case Western Reserve University
1st Place, Marguerite Thomas & Gertrude Lancaster Scholarship: Daniel Milan, Bowling Green State University
2nd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Fangzhou Feng, Cleveland Institute of Music
3rd Place, Clarenz J. Lightfritz Scholarship: Prudence Poon, Oberlin Conservatory
Strings — adjudicated by Hanne-Berit Hahnemann, concert violinist
1st Place, Arden J. Yockey Scholarship: Ann Yu, violin, Cleveland Institute of Music
2nd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Sarah Schoeffler, cello, Mannes College of Music
3rd Place, Barbara Ainsworth Porter Scholarship: Paul Kim, violin, Oberlin Conservatory
Voice — adjudicated by Marla Berg, Kent State University
1st Place, Arden J. Yockey Scholarship: Michael Floriano, Oberlin Conservatory
2nd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Lauren Corcoran, The University of Akron
3rd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Morgan Griffith, Oberlin Conservatory
Woodwinds — adjudicated by Mary Kay Robinson, Panoramicos
1st Place, Arden J. Yockey Scholarship: Jaewon Kim, clarinet, Cleveland Institute of Music
2nd Place, Gleason/Rea Scholarship: Vincenzo Volpe, flute, Case Western Reserve University
3rd Place, Tuesday Musical Scholarship: Amanda Dame, flute, Oberlin Conservatory
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