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Reading Musical Foundation Features Finest Student Musicians in Two ‘Artists of Tomorrow’ Concerts

Jan 02, 2019
Reading Musical Foundation

The Reading Musical Foundation will present 33 of its first place winners from its 2018 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 6, 2019, and Sunday, January 13, 2019 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 below are the students participating at each of the concerts.

RMF will also 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. We focused on the three-year consistency due to how RMF age groupings break out in the scholarship program (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, Grades 10-12). It can be difficult for students to place when they are in the youngest year of the age bracket and auditioning against students with more years of experience. RMF created the Young Music Makers award to recognize this accomplishment. Out of the 112 merit winners from 2018, only 42 will receive this award! The list of students receiving this award for 2018 is also below.

RMF awarded over $193,937 in 2018 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.

 

January 6, 2019 “Seasoned Performer” Concert:

Danny Bishop, Cello – Exeter High School

Sophia DeLong, Violin – Homeschooled

Casey Lynn Dewald, Trumpet – Fleetwood High School

Joel Evans, Marimba – Muhlenberg High School

Anna Gutzler, Piano – Wilson High School

Ellie Lanz, Guitar – High Point Baptist Academy

Maria Marmarou, Percussion – Temple University

Elena Nygard, Trumpet – Homeschooled/Kutztown Middle School

Evan Nygard, Trombone – Homeschooled/Kutztown High School

Victoria Radcliffe, Oboe – Conrad Weiser High School

Colby Snyder, Piano – Wilson High School

Nathan Tam, Piano – Homeschooled

Jacqueline Wilson, Piano – Exeter High School

Jerrett Zeng, Piano – Wilson High School

Lawrence Zeng, Piano – Wilson West Middle School

Maria Yost, Voice – Albright College

 

January 13, 2019 “New Performers” Concert:

Natalie Acosta, Violin – Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center

Mikayla Arthur, Flute – Wilson Southern Middle School

Maeve Bartra, Voice – West Chester University

Sanchita Bhusari, Voice – Wilson High School

Benjamin Chen, Piano – Wyomissing High School

Sarah Fleischood, Violin – Wyomissing High School

Evelyn Gerhart, Flute – Boyertown High School

Daniel Huang, Violin – Veritas Academy

Ryujin Jensen, Violin – Kutztown High School

Eliza Victoria Karpiak, Flute – Daniel Boone High School

Kamil Alexander Karpiak, Oboe – Daniel Boone High School

Anya Medianick, Piano – Brecknock Elementary School

Julianna Sotomayor, Cello – Homeschooled

Kristen Suruski, Voice – Lebanon Valley College

Ryan Szymczyk, Euphonium – Schuylkill Valley High School

Derek Wang, Piano – Wilson West Middle School

Bryn Werley, Flute – Conrad Weiser High School

 

Young Music Makers Award Winners 2018

Abigail Bashore, Piano & Flute – Homeschooled

Danny Bishop, Cello – Exeter Township High School

Sophia DeLong, Violin – Wilson High School

Matthew Driben – Graduated from Wyomissing Jr./Sr. HS in Spring 2018 now attending Brandeis University

Joel Evans, Percussion – Muhlenberg High School

Sarah Fleischood – Wyomissing Jr./Sr. High School

Maisy Funk, Violin – Perkiomen School

Emily Gao, Piano – Schuylkill Valley Middle School

Lauren Grabosky, Violin – Conrad Weiser Middle School

Anna Gutzler, Piano – Wilson High School

David Helmer – Graduated from Boyertown HS in Spring 2018 now attending Westminister Choir College

Daniel Huang, Piano – Veritas Academy

Ryujin Jensen, Violin – Kutztown High School

Eliza Karpiak, Flute – Daniel Boone High School

Kamil Karpiak, Oboe – Daniel Boone High School

Candy Lam, Piano – Wilson High School

Ellie Lanz, Guitar – High Point Baptist Academy

Maria Marmarou, Percussion – Graduated from Kutztown HS in Spring 2018 now attending Temple University

Benjamin Muir, Saxophone – Graduated from Oley HS in Spring 2018 now attending Temple University

Krishna Nayak, Piano – Wilson High School

Evan Nygard, Trombone – Homeschooled

Isaiah Nygard, Piano & Tuba – Homeschooled

Maia Ohlinger, Violin – Graduated from Reading HS in Spring 2018 now attending Georgia Tech University

Sierra Posey, Voice – Graduated from Exeter HS in Spring 2018 now attending University of Pittsburgh

Victoria Radcliffe, Oboe – Conrad Weiser High School

Brannon Rovins, Cello – Exeter Township High School

Rebekah Salti, Piano & Violin – Homeschooled

Colby Snyder, Piano – Wilson High School

Sashank Sridhar, Piano & Saxophone – Wilson High School

Tedd Stabolepszy, Bassoon – Governor Mifflin High School

Nicole Stump, Piano – Oley Valley High School

Ryan Szymczyk, Euphonium – Schuylkill Valley High School

Ryan Tuckman, Piano – Wilson High School

Derek Wang, Piano – Wilson West Middle School

Bryn Werley, Flute – Conrad Weiser High School

Jacqueline Wilson, Piano – Exeter High School

Sarah Woronko, Oboe – Graduated Wilson HS in Spring 2018 now attending Vanderbilt University

Jenny Xiao, Piano & Violin – Wilson West MS

Jodie Xie, Piano – Wilson West Middle School

Jerrett Zeng, Piano & Violin – Wilson High School

Lawrence Zeng, Piano – Wilson West Middle School

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