Eleven first- and second-place winners of Tuesday Musical's 2019 Scholarship Competition will perform in a free concert on Sunday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market St., Akron.
Two additional performance scholarships — one for $1,000 and one for $2,000 — will be awarded during a post-concert reception. The concert and reception are free and open to the public.
The performers include Isabelle Durrenberger, violin, Cleveland Institute of Music; Sarah Miller, cello, Cleveland Institute of Music; Andrew Ribo, euphonium, James Madison University; Allison Littlejohn, marimba/steel pan, The University of Akron; Jiana Peng, piano, Oberlin Conservatory; Alexis Reed, voice, Oberlin Conservatory; Karis Tucker, voice, University of Cincinnati; Peter Arfsten, flute, Cleveland Institute of Music; Ian Daugherty, oboe, Kent State University; Nick Giralico, horn, Cleveland Institute of Music; Yeram Yoon, guitar, Cleveland Institute of Music.
In all, 20 college and university music students have already received $22,300 through Tuesday Musical’s 2019 Annual Scholarship Competition, held March 23 in Akron and hailed as the best of its kind in Ohio.
The 2019 competition drew a record 130 applicants. Categories included music education, brass, classical guitar, marimba/classical steel drums, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds.
Since starting the competition in 1955 with support from generous donors and volunteers, Tuesday Musical has awarded more than 550 scholarships to university and college music students.
Founded in Akron in 1887, Tuesday Musical also presents concerts by the world's best classical artists and serves thousands of students and adults with far-reaching and relevant education and community engagement programs throughout Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit www.tuesdaymusical.org.