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The Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships Announced
Amber Kiffer and Courtney Kiffer Each Receive Awards

March 09, 2004
Tuesday - 12:30 am


Ketchikan, Alaska - The recipients of this year's Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships are sisters Amber and Courtney Kiffer, daughters of Karleen and Ken Kiffer of Ketchikan. Amber and Courtney have each been awarded $500 scholarships to attend summer music programs.


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Amber Kiffer and Courtney Kiffer
Photo by Jack Davies ©2004


Amber has been playing trumpet for over 5 years and is a sophomore at Kayhi with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to use this scholarship to attend Jamey Aebersold's Summer Jazz Workshop at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. By attending this workshop Amber hopes to be able to improve her ability to improvise and perform. Amber presently plays in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Pep Band at Kayhi as well as McPherson's Windjammers and Soundwaves Jazz Clubs. She plans to pursue a career in music after high school.

Courtney plays piano, alto and tenor saxophone and is in the 8th grade with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to use her scholarship to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, AK. She hopes to improve her improvisational and sight-reading skills on both the piano and saxophone. She presently plays with the 8th grade school band as well as McPherson's Windjammers, Soundwaves and Discovery Jazz Clubs.

The Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of Sam Pitcher to honor his memory because of his great love and talent for music. The fund awards scholarships to students in grades 7-12 to attend summer music programs. Tax deductible contributions can be made to the Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund, c/o the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901.

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Amber Kiffer
Photo by Jack Davies ©2004
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Courtney Kiffer
Photo by Jack Davies ©2004

 

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