(SARASOTA, Fla., May 7, 2014) The 84-year-old Sarasota Music Club brought together 80 guests for their 2014 Scholarship Awards Luncheon. Attendees enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Michael’s on East and performances by the club’s 2014 scholarship winners.
The club awarded $19,000 in music scholarships to graduating high school students who reside in Sarasota or Manatee County.
Sarasota Music Club president Wes Snyder and scholarship chair Dorothy Whaley, impressed by the performances of this year’s winners, both said that this was an extraordinarily talented group of young musicians.
The program offered a range of classical music from a variety of composers and closed with an outstanding performance of two vibrant musical theater selections by soprano Maria Wirries.
Other scholarship winners who performed were: Natasha Snyder, violin; Philip Hall, viola; Sarah Morich, flute; Nick McConnaughey, marimba; Ryan Brown, baritone saxophone; Logan Knutson, cello; and Carly Grimes, piano.
For more information on the Sarasota Music Club and its scholarship program, contact Susan Hicks at 941.925.3602.
The Sarasota Music Club was founded in 1930 to promote music appreciation, study and performance. It is a member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and affiliated with the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Scholarship funds for this 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization are managed by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. For more information, call Susan Hicks, Communications Director, at 941.925.3602.