The Reading Musical Foundation will present 25 of its first place winners from its 2017 scholarship auditions in the prestigious Artists of Tomorrow Concert. An annual event, the concert will be held at the WCR Center for the Arts on Sunday, January 7, 2018, and Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Musicians are divided between the two concerts based on if they have performed in a previous Artists of Tomorrow Concert or if this is their first event. The accompanist for the concert will be Daniel Immel, an assistant professor at Kutztown University. The Artists of Tomorrow Concerts are free to the public. Free parking will be available in the M&T Bank parking lot at Washington & 5th Streets. Featured to the left are the students participating at each of the concerts.
New in 2017, RMF will recognize musicians who have placed in the RMF auditions every year for at least the last three years with the newly created Young Music Makers award. Out of the 109 merit winners from 2017, only 32 will receive this award! The list of students receiving this award for 2017 is also to the left.
RMF awarded over $168,500 in 2017 in scholarship awards to Berks County musicians. Divided almost evenly between merit (audition-based) and need-sensitive awards, students were able to receive assistance for private lessons, instrument rentals and upgrades, college tuition and summer camp scholarships.
About Reading Musical Foundation
Unique in the country in its approach and breadth, the Reading Musical Foundation enriches our community through music education, advocacy, performance and appreciation. The Foundation maintains that an appreciation for music and the diligence, respect for accuracy and teamwork that music training provides equip young adults for a variety of occupations and roles in the community. We support local music performance, engage in music outreach in our schools and through a variety of after-school programs, and serve as a network and resource for the region’s music organizations, performers and audiences. RMF is the region’s largest provider of music scholarships on merit and in response to financial need.