BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship Applications Due October 4 - Past Recipients' Success

BIG ARTS is accepting applications for its Classical Music Scholarship Award. Florida high school and college students who have professional goals to pursue classical musical instruments, composition, and conducting may apply. Deadline is October 4.
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SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. - Sept. 19, 2013 - PRLog -- BIG ARTS is accepting applications for its Classical Music Scholarship Award. Florida high school and college students who have professional goals to pursue classical musical instruments, composition and conducting may apply. The scholarship is awarded to one student annually and includes a cash prize of up to $5,000. All application materials must be submitted to BIG ARTS no later than 3 p.m. (EST) Friday, October 4. Previous BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.

Additional details about the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship as well as the application form are available online at http://www.bigarts.org/index.php. Applicants may also pick up a copy of the scholarship application Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL  33957.

BIG ARTS Board Member Kenneth L. Nees created the endowment in 2010 to generate funds to encourage talented musicians who aspire to pursue a professional career in classical music. The first recipient of the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship, Erik Hopkins, graduated from the Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance, and earned a Master of Music degree in 2013 from the Manhattan School of Music. He now plays the dual role of percussionist and associate principal timpanist in the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.

Two-time BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship winner, Priscila Navarro currently attends Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music. She has won several prestigious piano competitions including first place at both the Biennial International Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis, and 20th Annual International Chopin Competition of Texas. She performed at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall in January of 2013, and at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in March.

Although the popularity of classical music performances have declined in recent years in the U.S. and many orchestras are struggling financially, classical music audiences have grown in many parts of the world. Classical scholarship committee member and violinist Jessica Baxter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is BIG ARTS Associate Executive Director, and Associate Concertmaster at Gulf Coast Symphony. Baxter says, “I’ve experienced first-hand how classical music training can enrich a young person’s life. BIG ARTS is very proud to fund these extremely gifted students to help launch their classical music careers.”

This year’s BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship winner will be announced on Sunday, December 8, prior to a performance by the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner, Stanislav Khristenko. BIG ARTS Classical Series concerts are free for children 17 and under and students with valid student ID. Individual concert tickets are general admission $32. To reserve child/student tickets please call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900.

The classical afternoon concerts continue with piano and violin musicians Kaleidos Duo on Sunday, January 19, and cellist Dmitry Kouzov accompanied by pianist Peter Laul Sunday, January 26. All Classical Afternoon concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and are held at BIG ARTS Center, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Classical Afternoons Grand Patron Series Sponsor is Deborah and John La Gorce.

The BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship is one of several scholarship programs supported by generous donors to BIG ARTS. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your artistic or cultural passion and to make a difference in the lives of young artists, contact Jessica Baxter at (239) 395-0900.

Want to learn more about BIG ARTS scholarships, performances or to become a member? Please visit http://www.bigarts.org. Series sampler subscriptions, special discount packages and individual tickets for the 2013-2014 season are on sale now! Tickets may be purchased online at BIGARTS.org, by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 239-395-0900, and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL.
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