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Music Institute of Chicago announces fellows and scholars.

The Music Institute of Chicago has named the recipients of its Academy scholarships to recognize extraordinarily talented musicians. This year there are two categories of recognition: Fellows and Special Merit Scholars.

The Fellowships and Scholarships are named for the benefactors who are underwriting the program. The Sage Foundation Fellow is Rebecca Benjamin, 18, of Warsaw, Indiana, violin student of Roland and Almita Vamos. The Bey and Warren Hayford Fellow is Andrew Guo, 14, of Chicago, Illinois, piano student of Alan Chow. The Susan and Richard Kiphart Fellow is Gallia Kasmer, 15, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, violin student of Roland and Almita Vamos. The Susan and Richard Kiphart Fellow is Nathan Walhout, 15, of Wheaton, Illinois, cello student of Gilda Barston. The Betsey and John Puth Fellow is Add Williams, 15, of Chicago, Illinois, violin student of Roland and Almita Vamos. The Susan and Richard Kiphart Scholar is Serena Harnack, 14, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, violin student of Almita Vamos and Hye-Sun Lee. The Geraldi-Norton Foundation Scholar is Giancarlo Latta, 17, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, violin student of Almita Vamos.

Each Academy Fellow and Special Merit Scholar was chosen from a field of 17 students who auditioned before a panel of internationally recognized music educators and performers. They will receive a scholarship covering 95 percent of tuition for a year of study in the Academy and exclusive opportunities to perform and coach with an array of world-class guest artists. Fellows also receive a stipend for professional recording and piano accompanist services for competitions and conservatory auditions.

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Title Annotation:Items of Interest
Publication:American Music Teacher
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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