2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients
2017 Scholarship Recipients
The West Michigan Concert Winds and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are proud to offer a variety of scholarships to middle and high school students. Instrumental players attending Muskegon County schools in grades 6-8 and grade 12 are eligible.
In 2017, the Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Fund, the John L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fun and the West Michigan Concert Winds Endowment Fund, all of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County have provided three $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship at the high school level. Two middle school scholarships for $250 each will be awarded at our April Concert. Congratulations to our recipients!
Ryan Bouman - Trombone
Ryan is a senior at Whitehall High School and has studied with Vince Browand. He is auditioning at several state universities in Michigan with the goal of degrees in both music education and jazz studies.
Ezekiel Kinney - Violin
Ezekiel Kinney is a senior at Mona Shores High School. He will attend Muskegon Community College this fall and plans after two years to transfer to Western Michigan University.
Abbey Trach - Flute
Abbey is a senior at Mona Shores High School. She studies with Kate Bourdon and will pursue a music education degree at a state university in Michigan this fall.
Morgan Dillingham - French Horn
Morgan is a senior at Muskegon High School. She is a student of Jim Lawrence and will attend Eastern Michigan University this fall to obtain a music education degree.
High School seniors planning to study music at the college/university level are eligible for one of the several grants which may be distributed on a one-time or multi-year basis. Middle school scholarships are subsidies for those wishing to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Scholarship amounts vary from year to year.
Appointments for auditions are generally made in December and heard in January of each year. Middle school students should prepare a short piece of music to show their range and ability. An accompanist is not necessary. HIght School seniors should prepare a solo of several minutes with accompaniment.