Charleston Symphony Orchestra League

Scholarship Recipients, 2018

 

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League supports the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in its mission to provide educational opportunities for the children and youth of our community. The Education Committee of the CSOL provides three scholarship programs for talented young musicians. Qualified applicants audition and scholarships are awarded based on audition results. In addition, CSO Musician Summer Study Scholarships totaling up to $5,000 will be awarded to Charleston Symphony Orchestra members for their creative and professional development summer activities. The application and screening process for these awards is now in progress.

 

College Scholarships are available for graduating seniors who plan to major in music performance, therapy or education. This year 10 students auditioned.

The 8th annual David and Karen Stahl Memorial College Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to

Jenny Yao, piano, Academic Magnet High School

Four College Scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to

Elliott Weeks, violin, Charleston County School of the Arts
Erica Kremer, cello, Charleston County School of the Arts
Isabella Wallace, voice, Cane Bay High School
Lauren Reynolds, voice, Goose Creek High School

 

Matching Grant Scholarships of $500 for private study are awarded to members of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra. This year, 3 students auditioned and a matching grant is awarded to

Andrew Messersmith, violin, Ft. Dorchester High School

In addition, the CSOL will provide $1,000 for need-based scholarships for Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra participation.

 

Summer Study Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students who are attending summer music camps and for summer private lessons. This year 52 students auditioned and the following 30 are awarded scholarships totaling $15,460:

Erick Won, violin, Wando High School – Recipient of the Ruth and Barry Goldsmith Award
Harry Ding, piano, Buist Academy
Jenna Flaherty, voice, Charleston County School of the Arts
Marian Mayen, clarinet, Stratford High School
Reed Kurtz, piano, home schooled
Caleb Borick, piano, home schooled
Benjamin Kremer, violin, Charleston County School of the Arts
Joseph Ho-Mueller, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
David Wang, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Michelle Sun, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Angela Mei, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Ashley Yoon, piano, Porter Gaud
Gabriella Do, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Justin Baek, piano, Academic Magnet High School
Gracie Fulmer, piano, home schooled
Emma Joyce, violin, Charleston County School of the Arts
Alyssa Perkins, clarinet, Summerville High School
Michael Zhang, piano, Porter Guad
Jason Guo, piano, Academic Magnet High School
Yuna Zhao, piano, Academic Magnet High School
Hanah Bergman, piano, Porter Guad
Hayley Cash, violin, Academic Magnet High School
Lily Lassiter, piano, Academic Magnet High School
Sarah Rickborn, piano, Christ Our King
Joshua Baek, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Lydia Bryant, violin, home schooled
Luke Johnson, violin, home schooled
Addison LeBlack, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts
Wallace Mays, clarinet, Summerville High School
Henry Schrecker, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts

The Martin and Johanna Bowen Scholarship is awarded to students who have shown their dedication, commitment, and talent and are on the brink of developing more fully by taking private lessons or by attending a summer music camp. The following students are awarded Bowen Scholarships:

Marcus Loucks, clarinet, Summerville High School
Jennifer Lee, violin, Academic Magnet High School
Michael Lee, piano, Charleston County School of the Arts