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Philharmonic Friends Scholarship Applications for the 2020-21 school year are now being accepted. This scholarship gives financial aid to promising elementary and/or secondary orchestral instrument/vocal students who need assistance in meeting the cost of private lessons for coming 2020-21 academic year. Last year, 26 young musicians we awarded almost $10,000 in scholarships. For more information and an application, go to our Scholarship page HERE  The deadline for applications is September 1, 2020.

The Philharmonic Friends sponsor a Young Artist Solo Concerto Competition each year for young students through the age of 18.  The winners of each division receive cash prizes of up to $1000. All participants will receive a voucher for two tickets to a Fort Wayne Philharmonic Concert (Masterworks, Choral, or Freimann). Entrants must live within a 100-mile driving distance of Fort Wayne and have studied with their present teacher for at least six months. The 2019 competition was held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Purdue University-Rhinehart Music Center.

The winner of the junior division and a $500.00 scholarship is Miki Sachiko (13), a pianist from Findlay, Ohio. Miki played Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Winning a scholarship of $250.00, the second-place winner in the Junior Division is Clara Bingamon, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Clara is 13 years old, is a home-schooled student, and studies the violin with Janet Guy-Klickman, also of Fort Wayne. Clara competed performing Banjo & Fiddle by William Kroll.

The winner of the senior division and a $1000.00 scholarship is Trinity Le from Avon, Indiana. Trinity is17 years old and studies piano with Dr. Robert Palmer of the Ball State University School of Music. Trinity competed by playing Concerto # 5 in F major by Camille Saint-Saens. Trinity is a student at Avon High School and will be performing with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra at a family concert in the near future.

Winning a scholarship of $750.00, the second-place winner is Mishael Paraiso, from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mishael is 17 years old and studies violin with Mimi Zwieg of the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Mishael competed by playing Symphonie Espagnole by Edward Lalo. He is a home-schooled student and sits as Concert Master of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Friends Cookbook "Playing With Food"
Closeout Pricing at Only $10

Two years in the making, this cookbook is more than just recipes! It’s an accumulation of our Fort Wayne culture, our rich lives in Indiana, and the members of the Philharmonic family. Order one for yourself and several for holiday gift giving. Click here for more information or buy it now!

Coming Soon (when the webmaster gets around to it)

  • On line access to more past issues of the Accent newsletter.
  • Friends Constitution and By Laws.
  • Meet the Friends Officers and Board
  • Complete listing of volunteer opportunities, activities and contacts.
    • Musically Speaking
    • Musician housing
    • Guest Artist transportation
    • Instrument Loan
    • Instrument Playground
    • And much more!!!!

Julie Thompson   

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