Scholarships

 

2015 JOHN H. HEAD SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

Congratulations to the winners of the
2015 John H. Head Student Scholarship Awards.

 

$ 1,500 First Prize 

KATIE O’SHAUGHNESSY/harp

  1katieoshaughnessyKatie is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony.

A student of AFM member Ellen Foster, Katie was also principal harpist of the 2014 GMEA All State Orchestras and Bands.

Katie will be attending University of Georgia in the fall studying harp performance.

 

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$ 1,000 Second Prize 

AARON KAVA/saxophone

  Kava~AaronAaron was selected as a drum major during his junior and senior years, when he led the marching band to six finals performances including Class Champions at a Bands Of America regional competition and finalist for a BOA super regional competition.

A student of AFM member Brandyn Taylor, Aaron was inducted into the National Honors Society for his academic excellence and was accepted as one of two new members of the Georgia State University Saxophone Studio this fall to pursue a career in music education.

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$ 500 Third Prize 

ZACH BARNES/cello

 zachbarnes Zach is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Cobb County Honors Orchestra.

A student of ASO member Daniel Laufer, Zach is the recepient of several awards and scholarships for music excellence.

Zach will attend Indiana University in the fall studying cello performance.

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$ 500 Third Prize 

TYLER JESKO/trumpet

  jesko Tyler is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchesta and received the Director’s Award in 2013 and 2014. He is also a former member of the GA District Honor Band for six years, as well as three years in GA All-State Band.

A student of ASO member Stuart Stephenson, Tyler will attend University of Georgia in the fall studying music performance

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$ 500 Third Prize 

JUSTIN WELCH/violin

  Justin is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchesta and was a concertmaster of the GA All-State Orchestra festivals.

A student of ASO member Jay Christy, Justin will attend Montclair State University in the fall studying music performance.

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