$1000 MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Two Chaffee County music students, who each won scholarships worth $1000 from Salida Aspen Concerts to continue studying music in college, will be recognized on stage during the concert by pianist Joyce Yang and violinist Augustin Hadelich at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 1 at Salida High School auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

The award ceremony will take place at about 8:30 p.m. immediately following the concert intermission.

The two winners are Hannah Rose Foreman, who is entering Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, and James Hogan, a junior at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Hannah Rose Foreman, daughter of Chad and Cindi Foreman of Buena Vista, is pursuing a career in music therapy and church leadership at Belmont University.

Ms. Foreman, who graduated Buena Vista High School this year, won membership in the National Honor Society, played piano for the Jazz Band, performed the lead role in “Grease” her junior year and filled numerous supporting roles in other productions. She has taken thirteen years of private voice lessons, six years of piano and five years of guitar. She participated in the All-State Honors Choir, Western State Honors Choir and Adams State Honors Choir.

Throughout high school Ms. Foreman was active in her church youth group. She also performed in a benefit concert for hospital patients. In 2014, she attended a songwriter’s workshop at Vanderbilt University and has written more than 50 original compositions.

James Hogan, son of Jerome and Debra Hogan of Buena Vista, wants to be the best musician he can to achieve his dream of being an opera singer. During his freshman year at the San Francisco Conservatory, he was accepted into the Conservatory Baroque Ensemble, as the youngest member, to sing in a concert of Monteverdi’s madrigals and was accepted again in his sophomore year. In December he appeared as tenor soloist for the Conservatory Choir’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s “All Night Vigil.”

Since 2000, Salida Aspen Concerts has been awarding scholarships to Chaffee County graduating high school students, or those already in college, who qualify for help in pursuing musical education. This year the competition was opened to music teachers who need help continuing their education.

One of the scholarships this year was funded from a $1000 donation by the Operation Round Up board of Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., of Buena Vista. Other funds for the scholarship program come out of the total charitable contributions and advertising dollars which are raised locally each year to produce the Salida Aspen Concert series.

Salida Aspen Concerts board members Chris Derick and Molly Walker serve on the scholarship committee along with concert administrator Jean Hanfelt and volunteer Susan Williams. Mr. Derick will be making the presentation.

For further information, contact Salida Concerts Inc., P.O. Box 13, Salida, CO 81201, or call Jean Hanfelt in Salida at 719-539-6467.

July 26, 2015

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