Monday Musical Club awarded three summer music camp scholarships to members of its Junior Club at the annual Junior Scholarship Competition on Sunday, January 21st. Each scholarship applicant’s performance was judged on accuracy/memory, technique, interpretation and musicality by a team of judges from Indiana University South Bend including Jessica McCormack (vocal), Katie Badridze (piano), and Brendan Shea (string). Scholarships were awarded to Eric Geng, Chiara Thrum, and Kathy Zhang.
Eric Geng, the son of Jie Gao and Tao Geng, is an 8th grade student at Upton Middle School. Eric received the MMC Joyce Gouwens Scholarship for strings and plans to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He is a violin student of Li Wang.
Chiara Thrum, the daughter of Marc and Claire Thrum, is a sophomore at Lakeshore High School. She is a piano student of Laurie Marshall. Chiara received The MMC Parr/Blohm Scholarship for the Lake Michigan Music Teachers Summer Master Class Seminar.
Kathy Zhang, the daughter of Zheng Zhang and Charlene Jiang, is a junior at St. Joseph High School. She is a student of Professor Stephen Shipps at the University of Michigan. Kathy received The MMC Sullivan Scholarship for Violin to the University of Michigan International String Academy 2018.
The scholarship winners will perform at Monday Musical’s National Music Week Celebration program on May 7th, 2018, at the Heritage Center.
The Monday Musical Junior Club is dedicated to the enrichment of music students by providing an opportunity to polish their performance skills and learn from professional artist-educators. The Club meets the fourth Saturday morning September through November and January through April. Membership is open to all interested music students whose teacher or parent are members of Monday Musical. Additional information can be found at our website, mmcmi.org.