These Applicants Received Scholarship Assistance in 2013

2013 Ashley Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 
 
GRACE
McCAW
Nashville, Tennessee
Grace is a violin student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She has played violin for 12 years and is a Commercial Violin Major at Belmont. Grace used her scholarship to help pay for her music class tuition at Belmont.

Belmont University
Nashville, TN February 2013






JARED
CASTLE
Jacksonville, Florida
Jared is a 14 year old cellist who is an 8th grader at Lavilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL. He’s played cello for 3 ½ years and studies privately. Jared used his scholarship to obtain a cello from Gainesville Violins, Gainesville, FL.

Cello
Gainesville Violins, Gainesville, FL January 2013






EMILY
ZAITA
Wading River, New York
Emily is a violist and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has performed with the University of Tennessee Graduate String Quartet, the Arroyo Opera in NYC, the Selah Ensemble and was the principal violist of the Fredonia Symphony Orchestra for 4 years. Emily used her scholarship to help purchase her own viola.

Purchase Viola
Private Dealer in TN February 2013






AMBER
MATTFIELD
Anchorage, Alaska
Amber is a Music Performance major attending Oklahoma City University. She has played violin for 12 years and has performed with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra and Pit Orchestra as well as various Chamber Music groups. Amber applied her scholarship to her music class tuition at OCU.

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma March 2013






CLARA
HEISS
Athens, Georgia
Clara is a 7th grader at Athens Christian School. She has played violin for 10 years and studies privately. Clara has performed with the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra and is a member of her Church Orchestra. She used her scholarship to attend the Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop.

Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop
Augusta, Georgia March 2013






VALERIE
HEISS
Athens, Georgia
Valerie is 11 and a 6th grader at Athens Christian School. She is a violinist and has been playing 7 years. Valerie performs with her Church Orchestra. She used her scholarship to attend the Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop.

Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop
Augusta, Georgia March 2013






ANNALISA
HEISS
Athens, Georgia
Annalisa is in 4th grade at Athens Christian School and has been playing violin for 6 years. She studies privately and is a member of her Church Orchestra. Annalisa used her scholarship to attend the Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop.

Suzuki Strings of Augusta Workshop
Augusta, Georgia March 2013






BRIANNE
CARTER
Saint Johns, Florida
Brianne is 6th grade homeschooler and has been playing viola for 2 ½ years. She studies viola privately. Brianne used her scholarship to attend Prelude Chamber Music Camp in Jacksonville, Florida.

Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, Florida April 2013






SOPHIE
VERHAEGHE
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sophie is a Graduate Student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has played violin for 18 years. Sophie has performed with the University of Michigan Philharmonia Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. She used her scholarship to help her attend the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Aspen Music Festival & School
Aspen, Colorado June 2013






ZOIE
PUCKETT
Orange Park, Florida
Zoie is a 4th grader at Reynolds Lane Elementary. She has been playing viola for 3 years. Zoie has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. She used her scholarship to attend Prelude Chamber Music Camp in Jacksonville, Florida.

Prelude Chamber Music Camp
Jacksonville, Florida May 2013






ANN
SIEBER
Memphis, Tennessee
Ann is an adult cello student from Memphis, TN. She started playing cello several years ago, took some breaks and has been back playing regularly for the last 7 years. Ann has performed with the Libby Armour Suzuki Studio, Charlottesville String Ensemble, Mesa Community Orchestra, High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in Houston and the All City Symphony in Houston. She used her scholarship to attend the Virginia Suzuki Institute.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia June 2013






LEAH
BONAS
Rutledge, Georgia
Leah is a 10th grade homeschooler from Rutledge, Georgia. She has been playing violin for 9 years and studies privately. Leah has performed with the Athens Youth Symphony, the Georgia Statewide Honor Orchestra of 2012 & 2013 and the Athens Philharmonia. She used her scholarship to help her attend the Masterworks Festival in Indiana.

Masterworks Festival, Grace College
Winona Lake, Indiana May 2013






SCOTT
SIMONSON
Statesville, North Carolina
Scott is 15 and a 9th grade homeschooler. He has been playing cello for 7 years and studies privately. Scott has performed with Winston-Salem Youth Symphony as principal cellist and 2nd chair cellist. He has also performed with the Western Regional Honors All-State Orchestra for 2012 & 2013. Scott used his scholarship to help him attend Kontras Quartet Workshop held at the Virginia Suzuki Institute.

Kontras Quartet Workshop, Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia June 2013



Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia 2011

JEREMY
SIMONSON
Statesville, North Carolina
Jeremy is an 11th grade homeschooler. He has been playing violin for 8 years and studies privately. Jeremy served as principal chair, 2nd violins in the 2012-2013 Winston-Salem Youth Symphony. He is also a member of the Celtic Christmas Players. They are a group of 15 musicians who play several venues in the Statesville/Taylorsville area of NC. Jeremy has all performed with the Western Regional Honors All-State Orchestra and the North Carolina Honors All-State Orchestra. He performs regularly for services at his church. Jeremy used his scholarship to help him attend the Kontras Quartet Workshop held at the Virginia Suzuki Institute.

Kontras Quartet Workshop, Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia June 2013



Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia 2011

GREGORY
SIMONSON
Statesville, North Carolina
Gregory is 11 and a 5th grade homeschooler. He has been playing cello for 2 years and studies privately. Gregory used his scholarship to help him attend the Virginia Suzuki Institute.

Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia June 2013



Virginia Suzuki Institute
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia 2011

ANDREA
GUAITA
Sarasota, Florida
Andrea is a 6th grade homeschooler. She has been playing violin for 5 years and studies privately. Andrea has performed with the Sarasota Youth Orchestra, Sarasota Music Academy, Sarasota Young Voices and Liberty Baptist Church. She used her scholarship to help pay for private violin lessons.

Violin Lessons
Sarasota Music Academy, Sarasota, Florida July 2013



Violin, Bow & Case
Gainesville Violins, Gainesville, Florida May 2012

JOSHUA
GUAITA
Sarasota, Florida
Joshua is an 8th grade homeschooler who plays piano and cello. He has played piano for 8 years and cello for 4 years and studies both instruments privately. Joshua has performed with the Sarasota Youth Orchestra, Suzuki Music School, Sarasota Music Academy and Liberty Baptist Church. He used his scholarship to help pay for private cello lessons.

Cello Lessons
Sarasota Music Academy, Sarasota, Florida July 2013






JORDAN
WESTWOOD
Ocean City, New Jersey
Jordan is a junior at The College of New Jersey. She has played violin for 8 years and studies privately. Jordan has performed with the Ocean City High School String Orchestra and the Atlantic Youth Orchestra. She also has been involved in the Student Leadership Conference of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where she performed and an autistic student performed a violin duet. Jordan used her scholarship to help pay for violin lesson tuition.

Violin Lessons
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey July 2013



Violin Lessons
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey June 2012

BRANDON
FOSTER
Eldersburg, Maryland
Brandon is a 10th grader at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Maryland. He has been playing viola for 6 years and studies privately. Brandon has performed with the All County Orchestra, Joey D. Cares Rock Orchestra, Oklahoma Road Middle School Orchestra and Jazz Band, the Carroll County String Project, Liberty High School Orchestra and is a member of Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Honor Society. He used his scholarship to help pay for fees to attend the Summer Orchestra Workshop at the Carroll County String Project.

Carroll County String Project, Summer Orchestra Workshop
Westminster, Maryland July 2013






BAGUS
WISWAKARMA
New Windsor, Maryland
Bagus has been teaching violin and viola for 25 years. He has taught group and private violin and viola lessons in both the traditional and Suzuki methods. Bagus has performed with the Hamburg Philharmonic, Hamburg State Opera, the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Carroll County Chamber Music Duet and Trio. He founded and directed the Jakarta Chamber Music Series, Directed the Jakarta Philharmonia and was the Director of the International Music School in Jakarta. Bagus’s scholarship was used to help fund his Group Class teaching at the Carroll County String Project.

Carroll County String Project
Westminster, Maryland July 2013






EMILIANO
ORLANZZINI
Chicago, Illinois
Emiliano is a 6 year old violinist from Chicago. He has been playing violin for a year and a half and studies privately. Emiliano used his scholarship to help pay for private violin lessons.

Violin lessons
Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois August 2013






SALOME
LACHAMBRE
Sarasota, Florida
Salome is an 8th grader at Laurel Nokomis School. She has been playing violin for 8 years and studies privately. Salome has performed with the Sarasota Youth Orchestra, Laurel Nokomis Jazz Band and the Suncoast Superstrings. She used her scholarship to help purchase a violin, bow, case, shoulder rest and rosin.

Violin, case, bow, shoulder rest, rosin
Gainesville Violins, Gainesville, Florida December 2013






MADELINE
MOBARRY
Englewood, Ohio
Madeline is an 11th grader at Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio. She has been playing string bass for 7 years and studies privately. Madeline has performed with the Northmont Chamber Orchestra/Concert Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings/Youth Orchestra, Northmont Jazz Band, Muse Machine (Produces annual musicals/concerts), Giving Strings (free outdoor concerts to benefit children’s charities) and Q the Music at Ruskin Elementary School. Madeline purchased her bass by collecting cans and recycling them. She used her scholarship to help pay for fees to be a part of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program European Tour Orchestra.

Blue Lake International Exchange Program
January 2014

Twin Lake, Michigan




MARGARET
LANGLEY
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Margaret is a student at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. She has played violin for 9 years and studies privately. Margaret has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Youth String Camerata, and various Quartets and Trios with the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Music Program. She used her scholarship to help pay for private violin lessons.

Violin lessons
June 2013

Cleveland Heights, Ohio





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