Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.

Scholarship Recipients, 2021


The CSOL, Inc. supports the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in its mission to provide educational opportunities for children and youth in our community. This year we are awarding $17,500.

A special thanks to our volunteer judges: Barry Goldsmith, Barbara Borg and Enoch Sherman. We could not award the scholarships without their expertise!

College Scholarships are for graduating seniors who plan to major in music performance, therapy, composition or education.

The 11th annual David and Karen Stahl Memorial College Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to Emma Joyce, violin.



College Scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to Laura Holmi, trumpet; Lilly Lassiter, piano; and Joseph Thier Ho-Mueller, piano.

Laura Holmi, Trumpet

Lily Lassiter, piano

Joseph Thier Ho-Mueller, piano

Matching Grant Scholarships of $500 for private study are awarded to members of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra/Strings. This year, matching grants are awarded to Mion Smith, violin; Cyle Tang, viola; and Nora Cheng, Flute.

In addition, the CSOL will provide $1,000 for need-based scholarships for Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra tuition and will award financial need scholarships for private lesson to CSYO/S members through the Reyburn Fund for Private Lessons for Students in Need.

Summer Study Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students who are attending summer music camps and for summer private lessons. The following scholarships total $6,500:

Jonathan Mei, piano
Angela Mei, piano
Michael Zhang, piano
Gabrielle Sun, piano
Elaina Gable, violin
Rosemary Valmores, flute
David Wang, violin
Harry Ding, piano
Vanesa Nguyen, piano
Sarah Rickborn, piano
Devin O’Brien, doublebass
Addison Black, piano
Jack Altenbach, trombone
Thomas Nguyen, piano

CLICK BELOW to see a video recording of the annual recital.

Mion Smith, violin

Angela Mei, piano

Jonathan Mei, Piano


2022 Scholarship Auditions now open. See 2022 Scholarship Information tab on this site.

Would you like to contribute to our scholarship program?

  • When you renew your membership, add a donation to the education fund.
  • Make a direct contribution to one of the following funds:

o David and Karen Stahl Memorial Scholarship (for the top scoring college applicant)

o Johanna Bowen Scholarship Fund (for festival participation and other needs not covered by our scholarship programs for students who audition)

o Reyburn Fund for Private Lessons for Students in Need for students in the CSYO/S.