Scholarship recipients of the Friday Musical Club will be featured in concert on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Astoria.
The featured performers were selected last fall from the applications submitted to the club’s scholarship committee and have been taking private lessons with selected instructors since November.
Scholarship recipients and their teachers include Fiona Bonn, Cannon Beach, studying clarinet with John Hammond; Andrew Conrad, Astoria, studying cello with Judy Woodward; Charity Fleck, Ilwaco, studying voice with Barbara Poulshock; Julie Foss, Astoria, studying violin with Angela Calvin-Pederson; J.J. Heacock, Warrenton, studying trombone with Bryce Peltier; Adam Morse, Cannon Beach, studying voice with Dr. Susan Buehler; Nicole Ramsdell, Astoria, studying oboe with Kelly Larkins; and Megan Schächer from Astoria, studying flute with Shelley Loring.
The scholarship program funds the cost of private lessons for recipients and is supported by club dues, donations from club and community members, the Patricia Friedland Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and is affiliated with Astoria High School Scholarships, Inc. to which donations are tax deductible. A reception for the performers will follow the concert with refreshments provided by club members and the public is invited to hear and enjoy these young musicians.
There is no admission charge; however, a donation basket will be available for those wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund. Students from Clatsop and Pacific County in grades 8-12 as well as Clatsop Comm. College students to age 21 may apply. For students interested in applying to the scholarship program for fall, 2016, contact Dr. Susan Buehler, committee chair at email@example.com or call 503-436-0378. Information will also be available at area-wide schools at the beginning of the fall term.