These Applicants Received Scholarship Assistance in 2005

2009 Ashley Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 
 
Madelyne
Hinman
Orange Park, Florida
Madelyne is a 9 year old homeschooler. She has been playing violin for 1 ½ years. She enjoys playing her violin for friends and family.

Private violin lessons
Jacksonville, Florida - March 2009






Rebekah
Morgan
Jacksonville, Florida
Rebekah is a 16 year old violinist and is a junior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. She was chosen to be a member of the Florida 9th-10th Grade All-State Orchestra in 2009. Rebekah plays violin in First Baptist Church’s Senior High and Chancel Orchestras.

Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, Florida - March 2009






Jody
Miller
Apex, North Carolina
Jody is 11 and has been playing violin for 4 ½ years. He is a student at Apex Middle School. Jody has performed with the Washington Elementary Orchestra.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - March 2009



Music in the Mountains Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - 2007

Reid
Miller
Apex, North Carolina
Reid is 8 and has been playing violin for 2 ½ years. He is a student at Washington Elementary School and a member of their Orchestra.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - March 2009



Music in the Mountains Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - 2007

Trevor
Thiel
Belleville, Pennsylvania
Trevor is an 18 year old violinist and a student at International ALERT academy in Big Sandy, Texas. He has played violin for 12 years and has performed with the Suzuki Friends, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and the Thiel Family Strings.

Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Worekshop
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - April 2009






Travis
Thiel
Belleville, Pennsylvania
Travis is a student at Hyles Anderson College, Indiana. He is 19 and has been playing cello for 13 years. Travis has performed with the Suzuki Friends, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra, the Thiel Family Strings and the First Baptist Church of Hammond Orchestra.

Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Worekshop
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - April 2009






Gabrielle
Cone
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Gabrielle is an 11 year old homeschooler who plays violin and harp. She’s played violin for 9 years and harp for 6 years. She has performed with the Denver Talent Education group, the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Greensboro Suzuki Strings. She is also a member of the American Harp Society of Charlotte and the National American Harp Society. Gabrielle’s harp teacher lives in Colorado and she studies with her via web cam each week.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - April 2009






Timothy
Kelley
Appling, Georgia
Timothy is a 17 year old homeschooler who’s been playing violin for 6 years. He has performed with the Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra at Augusta State University, the Columbia County Civic Orchestra, Sand Hills String Band of Augusta State University and the Honors Orchestra at Augusta State University. Along with other members of his family, Timothy performs monthly at the Appling Opry. He chose to donate his Ashley Foundation Scholarship to his sister so she could purchase a larger violin.

Private Lessons
Augusta State College, Augusta, Georgia - April 2009



Private Lessons
Augusta, Georgia - 2007

Bethany
Kelley
Appling, Georgia
Bethany is 9 year old homeschooler and has been playing violin for 5 years. She is a member of the Sand Hills String Band of Augusta State University.

Purchase a new violin
Appling, Georgia - April 2009






Mamie
Small
Savannah, Georgia
Mamie is 14 and a student at Oglethorpe Charter School. She has been playing viola for 3 ½ years and studies privately. Mamie has performed with the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, the Georgia All-State Orchestra, Lyric Strings and Honor Band.

Workshop for Strings
Augusta, Georgia - March 2009






Paula
Small
Savannah, Georgia
Paula has been playing violin for 5 years and is a student at Oglethorpe Charter School. She has performed with the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Honor Band, Georgia All-State Orchestra, Lyric Strings and Sonata Strings. Paula studies privately.

Workshop for Strings
Augusta, Georgia - March 2009






Alfredo
Small
Savannah, Georgia
Alfredo is an 11 year old violinist who attends Heard Elementary School. He studies privately and has performed with the Lyric Strings.

Workshop for Strings
Augusta, Georgia - March 2009






Kaily
Schenker
Blacksburg, Virginia
Kaily is 13 and has been playing cello for 9 years. She is a homeschooler and studies cello privately. Kaily has performed with the Roanoke Youth Symphony, the Grandin Trio, RMA piano Trio, and the Blue Ridge Cello Ensemble. She's also played her cello at numerous recitals, at nursing homes and famers markets.

Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Workshop
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - April 2009






Ellie
Belvin
Rougemont, North Carolina
Ellie is an 8 year violinist who attends Hope Valley Elementary in Durham. She has been playing violin for 4 years and studies privately.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - April 2009




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Timothy
Stephen
Jacksonville, Florida
Timothy is a 14 year old cellist and a student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has been playing cello for 7 years and studies privately. Timothy has performed with the First Coast Suzuki Players, LaVilla Chamber & Repertory Orchestras.

Florida State University String Orchestra Camp
Tallahassee, Florida - June 2009



Private cello lessons
Jacksonville, Florida - 2008, 2007, 2006

Eunhae
Park
Dilworth, Minnesota
Eunhae is a 16 year old violinist who attends Moorhead High School. She has been playing violin for 12 years and studies privately. Eunhae has performed with the Moorhead School Orchestra, the Fargo-Moorhead Youth Symphony, Allegro Chamber Group, Minnesota All-State Orchestra, Minnesota Middle Level Honors Orchestra and the Century Youth Symphony.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan - May 2009






Emma
Childs
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Emma is a student at Fergus Falls Senior High School. She is 16 and has been playing cello for 8 years. Emma has performed with the Fergus Falls Orchestras, Fergus Falls Chamber Orchestras, Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies, Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the 2008-2009 Minnesota All-State Orchestra.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan - April 2009






Sarah
Nail
Oxford, Alabama
Sarah is 12 and a student at Faith Christian School. She has been playing cello for 7 years and studies privately. Sarah has performed with the Etowah Youth Orchestra.

Purchase sheet music
Oxford, Alabama - July 2009



Purchase a cello
Oxford, Alabama - July 2007

Catherine
Powers
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Catherine is 14 and has been playing violin for 3 years. She is a student at Kestrel Heights School. Catherine has performed for the past 3 years with the Kestrel Heights Orchestra.

Lamar Stringfield Music Camp
Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina - June 2009






Bryan
Beasley
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bryan is 15 and attends Myers Park High School. He’s been playing violin for 11 years and studies privately. Bryan has performed with the Sizzling Strings Youth Orchestra, Alexander Graham Middle School Orchestra, Myers Park High School Orchestra and the University of North Carolina Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - June 2009






Tyson
Martin
Jacksonville, Florida
Tyson is 17 years old and attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has been playing string bass for 1 ½ years. Tyson switched to bass after playing violin for a number of years. He has performed with the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Orchestras, LaVilla School of the Arts Orchestras, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts String Quartet and St. Johns Cathedral Youth Worship Group.

Brevard Music Center
Brevard, North Carolina - May 2009






Carrie
McCarty
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Carrie is 16 and has been playing viola for 6 years. She attends Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. Carrie has performed with the North Georgia Suzuki Strings Tour Group, Kendall Honor Orchestra (county-wide), Brookwood High School Concert Orchestra. In 2007, she attended the North Carolina Suzuki Institute Chamber Program. Carrie attended the Atlanta Suzuki Institute in 2008. She also participated in the 2008 Bach Competition and the 2009 GCSU String Competition.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan - June 2009



North Carolina Suzuki Institute
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina - 2007

Mallory
Hayes
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Mallory is 15 and a homeschooler. She has been playing violin for 10 years and studies privately. Mallory has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Strings, Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra and Greensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra. She was chosen to participate in the Junior All-State Honors Orchestra for the past 3 years and the Western Regional All-State High School Honors Orchestra for 1 year.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chamber Music Institute
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston - Salem, North Carolina - May 2009



Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Workshop
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia - 2008

Benjamin
Biffis
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Benjamin is 14 and attends Kimberton Waldorf School. He has been playing violin for 5 years and studies privately. Benjamin has performed with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra-Young Artists Orchestra, Kimberton Waldorf School Orchestra, the Pit Orchestra for Kimberton Waldorf School’s productions of The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof and Anything Goes. Benjamin is also a member of the Valley Forge Boys Choir. He and sisters have a trio and perform regularly.

Kinhaven Music School
Weston, Vermont - June 2009






Andrew
Collins
Summerfield, North Carolina
Andrew is 15 and attends Northern Guilford High School. He has played violin for 12 years and viola for 3 years. Andrew has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras, the GSYO Honor’s Quartet, the GSYO Chamber Orchestra, the North Carolina Western Regional All-State Orchestra and the Northern Guilford High School Honor’s Orchestra.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chamber Music Institute
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston - Salem, North Carolina - June 2009






Cameron
Collins
Summerfield, North Carolina
Cameron is 17 and has played cello for 14 ½ years. He is a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro and is a freshman at East Carolina University. Cameron has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras, GSYO Honor’s Quartet, GSYO Chamber Orchestra, North Carolina Western Regional All-State Orchestra and North Carolina Honor’s Orchestra.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chamber Music Institute
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston - Salem, North Carolina - June 2009






Christopher
Ashby
Wilmington, North Carolina
Christopher is 15 and a student at Wilmington Christian Academy. He has played violin for 8 years and studies privately. Christopher has performed with the Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Christian Academy Elementary & Middle School Bands, Rock Church Praise & Worship Band and Flipside Praise & Worship Band.

University of North Carolina - Greensboro Summer Music Camp
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina - June 2009






Drew
Guthrie
Jacksonville, Florida
Drew is 10 and has been playing cello for 5 years. He is a student at Fort Caroline Elementary School. Drew has performed with the First Coast Suzuki Players, Susie Tolbert Elementary School Orchestra and is a member of First Baptist Downtown Jacksonville Youth Choir.

Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida - June 2009






Joanna
Sellamn
Savannah, Georgia
Joanna has been playing violin for 8 years and studies privately. She is 11 and a homeschooler. Joanna has performed with the Suzuki Violins of Savannah, the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Debut Strings, Lyric Strings I and Lyric Strings II.

South Carolina Suzuki Institute
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina - June 2009






Julia
Sellamn
Savannah, Georgia
Julia is a 9 year old violinist who has been playing for 6 years. She is a homeschooler in Savannah. Julia has performed with the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Debut Strings, Lyric Strings I, Lyric Strings II and the Suzuki Violins of Savannah.

South Carolina Suzuki Institute
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina - June 2009






Tara
Reifsnider
Jacksonville, Florida
Tara is 14 and a student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. She has been playing cello for 5 years and studies privately. Tara has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, LaVilla School of the Arts Orchestras and is a member of the Backtracks Quartet. She was chosen to be a member of the Florida All-State 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra in 2009.

Florida State University String Orchestra Camp
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - June 2009






Megan
Gaffney
Saginaw, Michigan
Megan is 14 and a student at Heritage High School. She has been playing cello for 5 years. Megan has performed with the White Pine Concert Orchestra, White Pine Chamber Orchestra, Heritage High School Chamber Orchestra and the Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra. She is a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society and is on the Orchestra Council.

Purchase a hard cello case
Saginaw, Michigan - July 2009






Victor
Baules
Hyattsville, Maryland
Victor has been playing violin for 4 years and piano for 6 years. He is 13 and a student at Kenmoor Middle School in Landover. Victor has performed with the Hyattsville Symphony.

Private violin lessons
Ottley Music School, Hyattsville, Maryland - September 2009






Jack
Furness
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Jack is a 16 year-old homeschooler. He received scholarship assistance to help him continue violin lessons at The Music Academy of Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. Jack is a member of the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra & the Central Christian Worship Team.

Private violin lessons
The Music Academy of Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois - November 2009