OMHOF College Scholarship Performance
You'll hear the reason that these four, young musicians have each been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame when they perform at Jimmy Mak's on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The scholarship presentation is a free event sponsored by KBOO Community Radio. Following the students' performances, Mel Brown's Septet will perform as part of Jimmy Mak's "partners in Jazz" series, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The cover charge for the latter show is $5.00, and it is necessary to call ahead in order to reserve a table for this performance: 503-295-6542.
Aaron Reihs - "I was drawn to playing saxophone in fifth grade band class primarily because of my attraction to some CDs I had gotten from the library, including recordings by Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet, and John Coltrane. I became dedicated to studying jazz at the end of ninth grade when I began working with great Portland teachers such as Thara Memory, Alan Jones, and Scott Hall, as well as playing in multiple local ensembles with which I received the opportunity to play in festivals in New York City, Monterey, and Atlanta. I am honored to have received the OMHOF Scholarship as it represents my dedication and enthusiasm to being a student of this music. I hope to attend one of the east coast music schools I have applied to as a jazz studies major this fall, and the scholarship wiill help me with affording the high cost of tuition."
Evan Carlson - I started playing trumpet in fifth grade after listening to my older brother play, and I haven't wanted to set it down since. My most memorable musical experience so far was performing 'America the Beautiful' as part of a 500-member ensemble during the Music in May Festival at Pacific University where I will enroll in the fall; however, my upcoming European tour as an Oregon Ambassador of Music is sure to be memorable, as well. I'm very proud to have been acknowledged by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and the scholarship award will help pay for tuition and music lessons as I continue my musical career."
Miya Salto-Beckman - I have been playing the violin since the age of 3 and began fiddle at the age of 5 because I wanted to play a variety of differenct music styles. I love teaching my twelve violin/fiddle students, and am excited to have been awared the Oregon Music Hall of Fame College Scholarship! It will help me attend college this fall as a violin performance major, but I am still deciding between University of Oregon and University of Puget Sound."
Tatiana Hargreaves - "I have always been attracted to the sound of the fiddle and I love the way it can connect people from all different backgrounds. I am excited about receiving the OMHOF Scholarship for it will help me attend college where I plan on studying ethnomusicolgy. I will be attending Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the fall."