Laurel Lake Music Society Inc. announces scholarships

Published 8:39 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Laurel Lake Music Society, Inc. at Tryon Estates has announced the names of the high school students who have been selected for a full scholarship to the Cannon Summer Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.  The Camp will be from June 29 to July 20, 2013.

The scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of residents of Tryon Estates in Columbus. Scholarships totaling more than $112,000 have been awarded to Landrum and Polk County High School students by the Laurel Lake Music Society during the past 11 years.

Attendance at the summer camp will enhance the music skills of these students and increase their understanding of music. This is often shared with other students upon their return, thus enhancing the overall school music programs. Al and Stella Hart are the co-chairs of the scholarship committee.

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Since 1969 Cannon Music Camp has offered the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Ensemble performance is stressed, along with experience in choir, orchestra, band, jazz and chamber music.

The students selected for scholarships in 2013 are:

• Dakota Cox, Landrum HS, playing piano

• Emily Gage, PCHS, playing percussion

• Lee Jackson, Landrum HS, playing piano

• Colby McGuinn, PCHS, playing baritone saxophone

• Spencer Taunton, PCHS, playing percussion.

• Jessica Woods, PCHS, playing percussion

– article submitted by Al Hart