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2007 Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship Awards Announced


March 06, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship Fund announced the award of five $500 scholarships to the following Ketchikan musicians: Jolene Pflaum, Austin Hays, Lindy Parsons, Kim Stone, and Matthew Perry. The scholarships are to attend summer music programs in 2007.

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Kim Stone, Jolene Pflaum, Ausin Hays, Matthew Perry and Lindy Parsons
Photo Courtesy Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship Fund

Lindy Parsons and Kim Stone, scholarship recipients in 2006, will return to Marrowstone Summer Music Camp in Bellingham, WA. Lindy and Kim both play trumpet and French horn and are both sophomores. Senior Matthew Perry will attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp along with sophomore Jolene Pflaum. Both play the trombone. Drummer Austin Hays will travel to Seattle to take private lessons from jazz drummer Mark Ivester who is on the faculty of the Cornish College of the Arts. All of the recipients are talented musicians who have participated in many musical groups and performances that benefit our community. They have each selected programs tailored to achieving their personal goals in furthering their music education.

Thanks to the generosity of Ketchikan's community and a challenge grant from the Reuben Crossett Foundation and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, The Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund was able to award three more scholarships than have been awarded in past years. It is also exciting that the generous contributions received this year will help to expand scholarship opportunities next year as well. Applications for 2008 scholarships will be available in the fall. Please help spread the word and encourage Ketchikan's young musicians to take advantage of this opportunity!

The Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund was established in 2003 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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