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Yavapai Symphony Association awards scholarships

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The Yavapai Symphony Association has announced its 2019 scholarship recipients.

The YSA Music Scholarship Award program, established in 2009, gives scholarships to residents of Yavapai County and music majors who plan to enroll or be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning.

These scholarship funds are used only for education expenses, including tuition and books as well as room and board while attending an accredited institution of higher learning during the 2019-20 academic year. Since 2009, YSA has awarded more than $175,000 in music scholarships.

2019 Scholarship Awards totaling $33,000, have been awarded to the following recipients:

Jordan Kliphon, $5,000, Manhattan School of Music in New York City; Emily Nordo, $5,000, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Gabriel Schirn, $4,000, University of Arizona; Wesley Bradstreet, $4,000, Arizona State University; Noah Eder, $3,500, Arizona State University; Mathew Lanning, $2,000, the University of Arizona; Bryan Malone, $2,000, Arizona State University; Emma Steverson, $2,000, Northern Arizona University; Clayton Hinton, $2,000, Brigham Young University - Idaho; Aydan Bruce, $2,000, Arizona State University; and Christopher Eis, $1,500, Baylor University.

YCA gratefully acknowledges the bequests from the estates of Betty Lee Rayer, Marion Sprang, and Mitzie James to help finance this program. In addition, donations from the following donors made these scholarships possible: Jim and Linda Lee; Edward and Peggy Roman; Garry and Cyndi Nichols; Inman and Bond Trust; Neil and Rosie Manzenberger; Dr. John and Lilly La Tourette; Ray and Patty Newton; Stephen and Diane McIntyre; and Peg Rhodes.

Information supplied by the Yavapai Symphony Association.

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