These Applicants Received Scholarship Assistance in 2010

2010 Ashley Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 
 
Amy
Trinidad
Jacksonville, Florida
Amy is 17 and a 12 grade violinist who attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. She also attended LaVilla School of the Arts. Amy has played violin for 6 ½ years. January 2011 update: Amy is now a freshman at Florida State University studying Music Therapy.

Private violin lessons
Jacksonville, Florida January 2010






Ashley
Killough
Jacksonville, Florida
Ashley is 16 and a cellist who attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL. She’s a 10th grader and has played cello for 4 years. Ashley has performed with the Douglas Anderson Sinfonia & Symphony, as well as the LaVilla School of the Arts Orchestra.

Cannon Music Camp
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina March 2010






Leslie
Reynolds
Durham, North Carolina
Leslie is 11 years old and has been playing violin for 5 years. She is a 6th grader and attends Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, NC. Leslie is a member of the Immaculata Catholic School’s string group. She used her Ashley Foundation scholarship to obtain private lessons.

Infuzion Studios
Durham, North Carolina April 2010






Leah
Reynolds
Durham, North Carolina
Leah is in 2nd grade at Montessori Day School and has been playing violin for 4 years. She used her Ashley Foundation scholarship to obtain private lessons.

Infuzion Studios
Durham, North Carolina April 2010






Travis
Thiel
Belleville, Pennsylvania
Travis is a Suzuki violin & cello teacher from Pennsylvania. He has performed with the Suzuki Friends, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra, the Thiel Family Strings and First Baptist Church Orchestra in Hammond, Indiana.

Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania April 2010



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

Max
Spiewak
Greensboro, North Carolina
Max is 17 and a student at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC. He’s an 11th grader and has been playing violin & viola for 14 years. Max has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, Grimsley High School Honors Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Youth Strings and the Walker Street Fiddlers.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT April 2010






Michelle
Fry
Marietta, Georgia
Michelle is a cellist and attends Florida State University in Tallahassee where she’s training to be an Orchestra Teacher. She’s been playing cello for 10 years. Michelle has performed with Florida State University Orchestras, Alliance Drum & Bugle Corps, FSU Jazz String Quartet, Purple Bow Trio, Poerio String Quartet, Sprayberry High School Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cobb County Honor Orchestra & Georgia State University Honor Orchestra.

Purchase cello strings
Florida State University May 2010






Timothy
Stephen
Jacksonville, Florida
Tim is 15 and attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. He’s been playing cello for 7 years and studies privately. Tim has performed with First Coast Suzuki Players, LaVilla School of the Arts Orchestras, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Orchestras, Florida State University Summer String Camp. He plays his cello on weekends at the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville.

Stringendo School for Strings
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida April 2010



Florida State University String Orchestra Camp
Tallahassee, Florida June 2009

Candace
Silva
Conover, North Carolina
Candace is in the 8th grade at Newton-Conover Middle School in Newton, NC. She is a violinist and has been playing for 7 years. Candace has performed with the Western Piedmont Youth Symphony. She also plays flute and has performed with the All-County Band of Catawba County, NC and the Newton-Conover Middle School Band.

Private Violin Lessons
Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority, Newton, NC May 2010






Reid
Miller
Apex, North Carolina
Reid is a 9 year old violinist and has been playing for 4 years. He’s in the 4th grade at Washington Elementary School, Raleigh, NC. Reid has performed with the Washington Oaks Elementary Orchestra for the past 2 years.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia April 2010



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

Jody
Miller
Apex, North Carolina
Jody is 12 and attends Apex Middle School, Apex, NC. He has played violin for 6 years and studies privately. Jody has performed with the Triangle Youth Orchestra, Apex Middle School Orchestra Club and Washington Elementary Orchestra.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia April 2010



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

Laytan
Gornoski
Jacksonville, Florida
Laytan is a 10th grade violinist and attends Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL. She has been playing violin for 7 years. Laytan has performed with LaVilla School of the Arts Orchestras, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Orchestras and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Cannon Music Camp
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina May 2010






Mallory
Hayes
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Mallory is a 16 year old homeschooler and is in 10th grade. She has been playing violin for 11 years. Mallory has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, the GSYO Honors Quartet, the GSYO Chamber Orchestra and the Greensboro Symphony Youth Strings.

Chamber Music Camp
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC April 2010



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

Ellie
Belvin
Rougemont, North Carolina
Ellie is 9 years old and attends Central Park School for Children, Durham, NC. She is in the 4th grade. She has been playing violin for 5 years. Ellie has performed with the Student Talent Education Group at Durham.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia May 2010



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

Rebekah
Morgan
Jacksonville, Florida
Rebekah is an 11th grader at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. She is 16 and has been playing violin for 11 ½ years. Rebekah has performed with Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra as well as First Baptist Church High School & Chancel Orchestras. She was chosen to be a part of the Florida All-State Orchestras in 2009, 2010 & 2011.

Music Horizons, Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York June 2010



Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, Florida March 2009

Scott
Simonson
Statesville, North Carolina
Scott is 6th grade homeschooler who’s been playing cello for 4 years. He’s 12 years old and studies privately. Scott performs monthly at a local nursing home and also plays his cello at church.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia May 2010






Linda
Minke
Jacksonville, Florida
Linda has been a cello teacher for 30 years. In addition to cello, she’s also taught beginning violin & piano as well as recorder. She has also coached young musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Prelude Chamber Music Camp and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Linda teaches cello & fiddle for the Walker Family Band Camp in Blowing Rock, NC and at present teaches cello at Jacksonville University. She has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville, FL, the Peninsula Music Festival, Fish Creek Wisconsin, the Chamber Music Society of the Church Of The Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, FL and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis, TN.

Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute
Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio May 2010






Emma
Childs
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Emma is 17 and a 12th grader at Fergus Falls Senior High School. She has been playing cello for 9 years and studies privately. Emma has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies and the Fergus Falls Senior High School Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra. She was chosen to play her cello in the Minnesota All-State Orchestra the last two years. Emma was the winner of the 2009-2010 season FMAYS concerto competition. In addition to being a cello student, Emma also teaches cello to elementary & middle school students.

Madeline Island Music Camp
La Pointe, Wisconsin June 2010



Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen, Michigan April 2009

Drew
Guthrie
Jacksonville, Florida
Drew is a 5th grader at Pine Forest Elementary School in Jacksonville. He’s 11 years old and has been playing cello for 6 years. Drew has performed with the First Coast Suzuki Players, the Pine Forest Advanced Orchestra, Susie Tolbert String Group and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Children’s Choir.

Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, FL June 2010



Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, FL June 2009

Ricardo
Rodriguez
Jacksonville, Florida
Ricardo has been playing cello for 9 years and studies privately. He’s 17 and in 11th grade at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. Ricardo has performed with Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.

String Orchestra Camp
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida June 2010



First Coast Community Music School Summer Orchestra Camp
Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida May 2007

Andrew
Collins
Summerfield, North Carolina
Andrew is 16 and an 11th grade student at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro. He has played violin for 13 years and viola for 4 ½ years. Andrew has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra as their principal violist, the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra Honor’s Quartet, the NC Honors Orchestra, the NC Western Regional All-State Orchestra and Northern Guilford High School Honor’s Orchestra.

Chamber Music Camp
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina July 2010



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

Cameron
Collins
Summerfield, North Carolina
Cameron is 18 and a student at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. He’s been playing cello for 15 ½ years. Cameron has performed with the East Carolina University Orchestra & Chamber Music Group, the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra as principal cellist & soloist and the GSYO Honor’s Quartet. He was also principal cellist in the GSYO Chamber Orchestra and the NC Western Regional Orchestra. Cameron was the assistant principal cellist in the NC Honor’s Orchestra.

Summit Music Festival
Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York July 2010



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

Essence
Wimes
Jacksonville, Florida
Essence is 14 and is a 9th grader at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Florida. She has been playing violin for 6 years and studies privately. Essence has performed with LaVilla School of the Arts Concert, Sinfonia & Repertory Orchestras.

First Coast Community Music School Summer Orchestra Camp
July 2010

Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida




Jack
Furness
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Jack is a 12th grade homeschooler and has played violin for 10 years. He has performed with the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Central Christian Church Worship Team, the Rockford Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Rockford Christian String Club.

Private Violin Lessons
The Music Academy of Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois November 2010



Private Violin Lessons
The Music Academy of Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois November 2009

Victor
Minke-Huls
Jacksonville, Florida
Victor is 17 and a 12th grader at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Massachusetts. He’s been playing cello for 9 years and studies privately. Victor has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd, First Coast Community Music School and the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to cello, Victor also plays piano, organ and is a vocalist.

Private Music Instruction
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Massachusetts December 2010



Boston University College of Fine Arts String Quartet Workshop
Tanglewood Music Center, Massachusetts May 2008

Andrea
Pena
Laredo, Texas
Andrea is 11 and a 6th grader at St. Augustine Elementary School. She has played violin for 7 years. Andrea has performed with Elmo Lopez Music, Soto Academy, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Summer Program and the La-Re-Do Music Academy.

Private Violin Lessons
La-Re-Do Music AcademyLaredo, Texas November 2010






Isabella
Pena
Laredo, Texas
Isabella is 7 and has been playing violin for 6 months. She is a 2nd grader at St. Augustine Elementary School in Laredo. Isabella has performed with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Summer Camp. In addition to violin, Isabella also plays piano.

Private Violin Lessons
La-Re-Do Music Academy November 2010






Jennifer
Wright
Roscoe, Illinois
Jennifer is 15 and in the 10th at Harlem High School, Machesney Park, Illinois. She has been playing violin for 10 years, piano for 4 years, oboe for 2 years and is also a vocalist. Jennifer has performed in the Machesney Fine Arts program, Suzuki Orchestra, Harlem High School Band, Vivaldi Orchestra, Harlem Middle School Show Choir, the Voices of Harlem and Chamber Orchestra.

Private Violin Lessons
The Music Academy of Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois December 2010






Victor
Baules
Hyattsville, Maryland
Victor is 14 and in the 9th grade at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. He has played violin for 6 years and studies privately. Victor has performed with the Hyattsville Symphony.

Private Violin Lessons
Ottley Music School, Hyattsville, Maryland December 2010



Private Violin Lessons
Ottley Music School, Hyattsville, Maryland September 2009