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Endowed Scholarship Recital held Jan 29 at Appalachian

BOONE—The annual Endowed Scholarship Recital will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The recital showcases the talent of scholarship recipients for the Theodore Presser, Hayes Young Artist, White Wind and Elmer White Jazz Trumpet scholarships and the Will Hester Memorial Scholarship, which are the Hayes School of Music’s most prestigious scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on an audition and/or faculty nomination.

The White Wind Scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman wind performer on the basis of exceptional talent and performance ability. The award is renewable for three additional years. It was established by the late Elmer White, professor emeritus, and his wife, Lynn White, professor emerita of the Hayes School of Music.

Recipients of White Wind Scholarship performing at the recital are senior music performance major Matthew Dickson from Apex, trumpet; freshman music performance major Brynn MacKenzie from Southport, flute; junior music education major Andres Orench from Alexander, saxophone; and junior music education major Nicholas Pressley from Belmont, trumpet. Pressley is also the recipient of the Elmer White Jazz Trumpet Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Lynn White established this scholarship in memory of her husband.

Senior choral music education major Paul Cranfill from Cary is the recipient of the Will Hester Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a junior or senior music major, the Will Hester Memorial Scholarship recognizes intelligence, creativity, originality and talent.

This year’s Hayes Young Artist Scholarship recipient is bassoonist Rachel Davis, a sophomore music performance major from Greensboro.

Senior music education major and percussionist Tyler Stark from Lexington also will perform as the recipient of a Theodore Presser Scholarship, which is presented to a rising senior based on merit and excellence.

Additional information about scholarships offered by the Hayes School of Music is online at