Foothills Music Club announces young musician scholarship auditions

Published 10:23am Wednesday, January 16, 2013

For the purpose of encouraging young musicians to continue developing their skills, the Foothills Music Club Young Musicians Scholarship Program offers financial support to students who demonstrate promise and wish to pursue their interest and talent. The scholarships can be applied to the cost of lessons, purchase of music, or repair/purchase of instruments.  In 2012, the FMC awarded three prizes totaling $1,700. Support for student musical talent has been ongoing since the beginning of the FMC in 1988. To date, more than $36,000 has been awarded to young musicians in the area.

Members of the Foothills Music Club are as dedicated to this community involvement as they are to sustaining their own musical talents, whether vocal or instrumental, through performance. Monthly meetings of mini-recitals and programs are held in members’ homes.

Each FMC member is expected to perform at least once during the scheduled meeting year. This may include solo and/or ensemble presentations usually focused on certain themes.  On Jan. 10, 2013, a public concert was offered at the Polk campus of Isothermal Community College. The annual member/organist organ concert is scheduled to be performed at the Tryon Presbyterian Church on March 14 at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

– article submitted by Elaine Jenkins

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