2014 Merit Scholarship Recipients
Kelsey Smith, electric guitar
Haven Jones, acoustic guitar
Cloe Kelly, clarinet
Olivia Jones, voice, and
Banann Isbeih, violin
The Conservatory congratulates these young artists for their talent and enthusiasm. T
The students’ ages range from 11 to 15. As award recipients, each student will receive a year of free private lessons and music theory instruction. During this time, they will serve as representatives of the Conservatory within and beyond Solano County.
Please help us in welcoming these students and their families to the Young Artists Conservatory of Music. We look forward to hearing them grow musically and watching them mature into up-and-coming young artists!
The Conservatory began auditions in September for our new Commitment to Excellence Merit Scholarship. This awards select applicants with a year's worth of free private lessons.
The applicants submitted essays and performed in front of a panel of judges, comprising the education coordinator, artistic director and the applicant's potential private instructor.
The applicants went through a rigorous interview process answering questions.
On September 24th, three guitar applicants auditioned: two on acoustic and one on electric.
On Friday, Oct. 3, the judging panel heard auditions from three more applicants: one on clarinet and two on violin.
YACM held it’s auditions for vocal applicants on Oct. 13.
YACM has seen amazing students with incredible talent through this Merit Scholarship program. It takes a lot of courage and determination to audition in front of a panel of judges. The applicant pool has shown great responsibility, determination and attentiveness.
The award recipients will begin their private lessons immediately thereafter, making them the newest members of the Conservatory family.
Please help us welcome them with open arms!