Frederick Community College and the George L. Shields
Foundation are pleased to open applications for Shields Music
Scholarship Awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. The application
deadline is Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students between the ages
of six and 18 for half-hour courses of study during the Fall 2012
semester in FCC’s noncredit Music for Enrichment Program. Scholarships
will also be awarded to qualified entering college freshmen majoring in
music at FCC. Judges reserve the right to withhold scholarship awards if
candidates are not deemed qualified.
One or more of the Music for Enrichment scholarships will be given to a
child who has never had private music lessons. Students who wish to be
considered for the new student award are asked to submit, in lieu of an
audition, a teacher evaluation and short statement explaining why he or
she would like to study music.
Scholarship auditions for finalists will take place on Saturday, August
4, 2012, in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater on the Frederick Community
College campus. Students who wish to audition are asked to complete and
submit an application and teacher evaluation to the FCC Music Program by
Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Applications are available online at http://www.frederick.edu under the "Shields Scholarship Information" tab.
Students auditioning for the college division scholarship should also
submit a high school transcript. Upon receipt of the application
materials, audition times will be assigned and applicants notified.
Eighteen new student scholarships funded by the Shields Foundation were
given in 2011-2012 to
Paul Rochford, alto sax; Blair DelaRosa, baritone/low brass; Ashleigh
Stottlemyer, cello; Lara Reyes-Rivas and Emily Rochford, clarinet;
Oliver Roque, guitar; Daniel Busche, Andrew Higgins, and Ethan Silver,
percussion; Daniel Golub, Sarina Huang, Marina Karapanos, and Kevin Li,
piano; Stephanie Golub, Mitchel Holson, and Mackenzie Peterson, voice;
Kealy Murphy, viola; and Jocelyn Basore, violin.
Twenty-two students received Young Musician Scholarships in 2011-2012,
including, for double bass: Cody Smith; for flute: Dorothy Daiker and
Jessica Li; for guitar: Sam Shapiro; for violin: Kathryn Althoff, Eugene
Chang, Danielle Choi, Jessica DeTello, Joseph Higgins and Kirk
Llewellyn; for piano: Erron D’Souza, Brianna Higgins, Clayton
Holdcroft, Nicholas Johnson, Shaun Kewalramani, Luca Mochi, Raylee
Peterson, Samuel Pritt, Cynthia Taylor and John Torborg; for trumpet:
Faith Kirschling; and for voice: Sarah Robinson.
Katie Houle, flute, received the first-year college student award for
Second-year college students who received Shields Scholarships at FCC
in 2011-2012 include
Alexandra Armantrading, soprano, Elizabeth Cursa, soprano, and Anne
Scholarships were also given to ensemble students Phillip Sinsky,
Sherry Kemp, Lindsey Suits, Richard Brenner, Chris Chaney, Kevin Creed,
Gary Bushko, Robert Atkinson, and Lila Turner.