Scottsdale Philharmonic awards scholarships to Rosie's House students
The four students will be able to attend summer camp with the scholarship.
By: Scottsdale Philharmonic
Violinist Papandrea took first place for string instruments;
The most talented students from Rosie's House are nominated by faculty and compete within their department in the annual competition. Judging is based on performance at the student's skill level and for the piece they are performing – not overall who is the best or most advanced. Judges are outside educators, musicians and arts advocates throughout the community.
The first, second and third place students from each department performed at a free showcase concert in April and the first place winners from each department were featured at the Rosie's House Annual Ovation Gala.
"These students are all so talented and deserving of the scholarships,"
About Rosie's House
Rosie's House (https://rosieshouse.org/
Over the course of the past 22 years, Rosie's House has grown to a full-fledged community music school with 450 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled annually. As one of the largest free music afterschool programs nationwide, Rosie's House offers free music lessons, loaned instruments, mentorship, service-learning opportunities and college-readiness programs. Rosie's House uses achievement in music as a bridge to achievement in life; 97 percent of graduates in the past five years have achieved their college and career goals.
About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit with a mission statement of bringing free classical concerts to the community. The organization is funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors.
Over 75 professional musicians continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances. Upcoming concert dates in 2019 are Oct. 13, Nov. 24 and the annual Dec. 15 holiday concert. For more information, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.