Early Music America Announces Scholarship Awards

18 May 2011

(SEATTLE, WA)—Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the ten winners of its 2011 summer workshop scholarships.

Early Music America is presenting scholarships to ten outstanding students so that they can attend summer early music workshops and receive advanced training in the field of early music. This year’s winners are Gabriel Benton, harpsichord, an undergraduate student at York College of Pennsylvania, who will attend the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute; Shin Hwang, fortepiano, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, who will attend the Westfield Center Summer Academy at Cornell University; Emily Lau, voice, a graduate student at the Longy School of Music, who will attend the Medieval Programme at the Vancouver Early Music Festival; Sarah Meyer, Baroque flute, a graduate student at McGill University, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy; Jessica Petrus, voice, a graduate student at Yale University, who will attend the American Bach Soloists Academy; Maria Raffaele, Baroque oboe, an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon, who will attend the American Bach Soloists Academy; John Romey, violone, a graduate student at Ithaca College, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy; Niccolo Seligmann, cello and viola da gamba, a high school student from Richmond, VA, who will attend Amherst Early Music; Amy Shen, violin, a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at Longy; and Beiliang Zhu, cello, a graduate student at the Juilliard School of Music, who will attend the Accademia d’Amore in Seattle.

In the event that any of the winners cannot attend a workshop this summer, three alternates have been named: Amy Belknap, dance, a high school student from Mauldin, SC; Andrew Burn, Baroque bassoon, an undergraduate student at Carleton University; and Wyatt True, violin, a student at the University of Oregon.

About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org

Contact:
Maria Coldwell
(206) 720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT
info@earlymusic.org; www.earlymusic.org