Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Traverse City makes Music Together!

Last night, I had the great privilege of being asked to judge the Grand Traverse Musicale music competition which featured students from the Grand Traverse Region, Traverse City High Schools and middles, schools and outlying areas. My daughter Lauren has competed for the past 4 years and has been lucky and honored to win a scholarship each year. This year she was not eligible as a senior, but she came to support all the young musicians. Wow, so much local talent!! So many wonderful singers and instrumentalists! The judges had a very difficult decision in deciding who would receive the scholarships this year!! The Grand Traverse Musicale gave out wonderful scholarships in the amounts of $750, $500, $250 and $150 (11 of them all together) We had a list of honorable mentions as well. It was an exciting and fun evening of music! I am looking forward to the June concert where these talented students will perform! I would love to know how many of the winners participated in early childhood music classes! Music and movement classes beginning early in a child's life definitely foster and encourage life long music making and a strong sense of musicality! To encourage your child to one day compete in a competition such as the one I judged, consider enrolling in Kindermusik now! Classes begin next week!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great program and opportunity. Cameron received a scholarship in 8th grade, and it was such a big help paying for private percussion lessons.